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
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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?
Justin Brake, a former reporter for the Newfoundland news site The Independent, wasn’t the only winner when the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal cleared him of a civil charge… Continue Reading What Justin Brake’s recent win means for press freedom in 2019
We shouldn’t need a Super Bowl commercial costing around $10 million to remind us that information is supposed to matter in a democracy.
Yet the Washington Post thought we did,… Continue Reading Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts
Besides everything else I do, I am first of all a business owner. I started Halifax Examiner Inc. in 2014 with all my life savings, $10,000. By the time the… Continue Reading The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation
The government capitulated to the demands of traditional publishers with its financial package of “support for Canadian journalism.”
If you missed the news, it’s probably because after months—make that years—of… Continue Reading Tilting the playing field