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Trans voices missing in Canadian newsrooms
6 months ago

Trans voices missing in Canadian newsrooms

Hiring of trans journalists, workplace support, self reporting could all help
CBC Ombudsperson: Fuss over fluoride
1 year ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Fuss over fluoride

The complainant, Jack Locke, thought that a story on the World at Six took sides in a running controversy over adding fluoride to drinking water. As a long-time opponent of fluoridation, he found that hard to swallow.
CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?
1 year ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?

The complainant, Justin Stayshyn, said radio coverage of a recent federal byelection not only bought into a conspiracy theory, it presented partisan spin as legitimate analysis. The dispute revolved around what a reporter meant when he attributed an idea to…
Far-right hatemongers don’t deserve a platform
1 year ago

Far-right hatemongers don’t deserve a platform

How an interview made me think twice about quoting anti-Muslim trolls in the future
Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency
1 year 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
CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics
1 year 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 on the way reporters tell their story. COMPLAINT You were…
Stop spreading the sex trafficking myths derailing news coverage
1 year ago

Stop spreading the sex trafficking myths derailing news coverage

Journalists are still conflating sex work with exploitation. Here’s why we have to turn the page
Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?
1 year 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
The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation
1 year ago

The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation

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 first post went live, I had something like $2,000 in…
Tilting the playing field
1 year 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 lobbying, public awareness campaigns and many, many editorials written in…