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CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics
1 month 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

Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes
2 months ago

Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes

Presented with the Spencer Moore Award for Lifetime Contributions, citizen researcher and Ryerson Centre for Free Expression senior fellow chronicles public impact struggles in health, human rights and more
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Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation
2 months ago

Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

The Ontario city of Thunder Bay is in the headlines these days for all the wrong reasons. Canada’s highest rates of murder and violent crime. The highest number of hate… Continue Reading Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
2 months ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social… Continue Reading Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

Journalism’s Assange problem
2 months ago

Journalism’s Assange problem

By Kathy Kiely, University of Missouri-Columbia and Laurel Leff, Northeastern University

These days, anybody with an internet connection can be a publisher.

That doesn’t make everybody a journalist.

This distinction… Continue Reading Journalism’s Assange problem

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