The complainant, Kyle Mytruk, felt CBC’s approach to covering a protest by Manitoba’s yellow vest movement lacked a sufficiently critical eye. My review illustrates the impact that logistics can have… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics
Journalists are still conflating sex work with exploitation. Here’s why we have to turn the page
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Despite an endless cycle of missteps, call-outs and apologies, Canadian journalism has a terrible track record holding far-right groups to account – whether they’re in the streets or public office. Until there’s a much deeper reckoning, it’s unlikely to get any better
Read More Continue Reading Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?
Besides everything else I do, I am first of all a business owner. I started Halifax Examiner Inc. in 2014 with all my life savings, $10,000. By the time the… Continue Reading The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation
The government capitulated to the demands of traditional publishers with its financial package of “support for Canadian journalism.”
If you missed the news, it’s probably because after months—make that years—of… Continue Reading Tilting the playing field
We’re not looking for a handout. But we didn’t expect the government to distort the playing field so dramatically
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Anti-vaxxers are up in arms about negative media coverage of their cause. Considering the timing, this is a little surprising: measles, a potentially life-threatening disease especially for unvaccinated babies… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: No need to offer ‘false balance’ to anti-vaxxers
Ottawa is poised to provide almost $600 million in financial assistance to Canada’s news media. Will it do the right thing and restrict the incentives to Canadian-owned companies?
Read More Continue Reading How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
Rather than bolstering the corporations that have decimated Canada’s media ecosystem, the federal tax incentive package should be used to fund journalists’ work
Read More Continue Reading Bail out the journalists, not their bosses