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Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report leaves consumers out in the cold
1 year 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
Tech trends that could change news media in 2020
1 year ago

Tech trends that could change news media in 2020

From 5G to 3D, 360 video, here are some exciting tech developments rife with potential for news content producers
Trans voices missing in Canadian newsrooms
1 year ago

Trans voices missing in Canadian newsrooms

Hiring of trans journalists, workplace support, self reporting could all help
CBC Ombudsperson: Fuss over fluoride
2 years 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?
2 years 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
2 years 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
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
CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics
2 years 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
2 years 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