The New York Times came under fire after a political cartoon appeared in print on April 25, 2019.
Read More Continue Reading Political cartoonists are out of touch – it’s time to make way for memes
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
Journalists are still conflating sex work with exploitation. Here’s why we have to turn the page
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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
Read More Continue Reading Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes
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
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
In the absence of media scrutiny, politicians have started to spin their own stories
Read More Continue Reading What the death of local news means for the federal election
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
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
Read More Continue Reading Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?