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CBC Ombudsperson: CBC coverage of the Epoch Times
2 days ago

CBC Ombudsperson: CBC coverage of the Epoch Times

When CBC News reported on the way the Epoch Times was covering issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, it inspired dozens of complaints. Reader David Tencer wrote that CBC had done a “smear job” on the newspaper, and his complaint is the subject of my latest review.
Digital journalism innovations on the pandemic beat
2 months ago

Digital journalism innovations on the pandemic beat

Explanatory reporting, drone journalism and VR help tell the story of the COVID-19 era
Can reported soundscapes foster deeper audience connections?
4 months ago

Can reported soundscapes foster deeper audience connections?

Adrian Ma breaks down binaural audio and how it enriches the listener experience
CBC Ombudsperson: Passport Babies
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Passport Babies

Earlier this year, The Fifth Estate aired a documentary about the industry of birth tourism, in which expectant mothers from abroad pay a fee to brokers, then come to Canada to deliver their baby. Complainant Janet Cleveland called the program “seriously inaccurate and biased”. I disagreed that it was biased, but my review found problems, nonetheless.
Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat
6 months ago

Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat

What re-reading Camus’s The Plague can tell us about media, literature and social memory in times of crisis
Toronto Star editor: Why we’re offering free digital access to essential coronavirus information
6 months ago

Toronto Star editor: Why we’re offering free digital access to essential coronavirus information

By  •  News, Columns
Toronto Star editor Irene Gentle on lifting the paywall on public service coverage
Christie Blatchford Doesn’t Deserve Her Eulogy
7 months ago

Christie Blatchford Doesn’t Deserve Her Eulogy

Let's tell the truth about Blatchford's toxic legacy
Edward Madojemu on innovation, agency and shared experience in the world of VR
7 months ago

Edward Madojemu on innovation, agency and shared experience in the world of VR

By  •  Columns
What 360-graphic novels can teach us about non-fiction storytelling
What readers miss out on when newsrooms aren’t diverse
7 months ago

What readers miss out on when newsrooms aren’t diverse

By  •  Columns
The stories we're told are shaped by those with clout. What about the voices we're not hearing from?
Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report leaves consumers out in the cold
7 months ago

Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report leaves consumers out in the cold

J-Source publisher and co-author of upcoming book ‘The End of the CBC’ breaks down the regulatory recommendations that have industry watchdogs in a tailspin