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CBC Ombudsperson: Fuss over fluoride
7 months 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.
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A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news
8 months ago

A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news

Attitudes towards news media and consumption behaviour in Canada pose a sort of conundrum. In general, Canadians have a positive view of journalism and relatively high trust in media, but on the other hand, they are little inclined to pay for digital news sources.
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CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?
8 months 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… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies
8 months ago

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

What happens when an illegally logged tree falls or poachers kill endangered brown bears in the forest, but there’s no journalist to report it?
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