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Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation
2 years ago

Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation

How do democracies deal with disinformation that is indistinguishable from journalism?
A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news
2 years ago

A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news

Attitudes towards news media and consumption behaviour in Canada pose a sort of conundrum. In general, Canadians have a positive view of journalism and relatively high trust in media, but on the other hand, they are little inclined to pay for digital news sources.
Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information
2 years ago

Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information

Bill C-58 is in its final stages. What happens to the public’s right-to-know if it passes?
Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency
2 years ago

Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency

A five-point plan for mainstream media to cover fewer royal babies and more of our unfolding catastrophe
Political cartoonists are out of touch – it’s time to make way for memes
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

The pedestrian misogyny behind the van attack

Coverage of mass violence against women still leaves out the basics
Journalism’s Assange problem
2 years 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…