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Political cartoonists are out of touch – it’s time to make way for memes
1 year ago

Political cartoonists are out of touch – it’s time to make way for memes

The New York Times came under fire after a political cartoon appeared in print on April 25, 2019.
Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation
1 year ago

Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

The Ontario city of Thunder Bay is in the headlines these days for all the wrong reasons. Canada’s highest rates of murder and violent crime. The highest number of hate crimes per capita. Systemic racism embedded in shoddy
Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
1 year ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social media and online messaging systems, including Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube,…
What the death of local news means for the federal election
1 year ago

What the death of local news means for the federal election

In the absence of media scrutiny, politicians have started to spin their own stories
The pedestrian misogyny behind the van attack
1 year ago

The pedestrian misogyny behind the van attack

Coverage of mass violence against women still leaves out the basics
Journalism’s Assange problem
1 year ago

Journalism’s Assange problem

By Kathy Kiely, University of Missouri-Columbia and Laurel Leff, Northeastern University These days, anybody with an internet connection can be a publisher. That doesn’t make everybody a journalist. This distinction has become more important than ever in light…
Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts
1 year ago

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

We shouldn’t need a Super Bowl commercial costing around $10 million to remind us that information is supposed to matter in a democracy. Yet the Washington Post thought we did, so it told 111 million Americans watching the Super Bowl…
Government funding for journalism: To what end?
2 years ago

Government funding for journalism: To what end?

The federal budget has finally answered some of the questions about the Liberal government’s plans to subsidize the news business, which were first floated late last year. But the details revealed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau raises many more…
Working as the newsroom’s ‘diversity hire’
2 years ago

Working as the newsroom’s ‘diversity hire’

Women of colour in journalism bring a lot to the job. And take a lot, too