How do democracies deal with disinformation that is indistinguishable from journalism?
Read More Continue Reading Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation
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.
Read More Continue Reading A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news
Bill C-58 is in its final stages. What happens to the public’s right-to-know if it passes?
Read More Continue Reading Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information
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?
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?
Read More Continue Reading Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies
A five-point plan for mainstream media to cover fewer royal babies and more of our unfolding catastrophe
Read More Continue Reading Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency
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
Read More Continue Reading Stop spreading the sex trafficking myths derailing news coverage