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CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics
4 days ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics

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

Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?
1 month ago

Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?

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
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Tilting the playing field
2 months ago

Tilting the playing field

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

Globe and Mail Public Editor: No need to offer ‘false balance’ to anti-vaxxers
2 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: No need to offer ‘false balance’ to anti-vaxxers

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

How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
2 months ago

How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step

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?
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Suffering outside the headlines
3 months ago

Suffering outside the headlines

A new report proves that humanitarian crises are going underreported in English, French and German media across the world. Here’s why we need to rethink how we approach these stories
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Bail out the journalists, not their bosses
3 months ago

Bail out the journalists, not their bosses

Rather than bolstering the corporations that have decimated Canada’s media ecosystem, the federal tax incentive package should be used to fund journalists’ work
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