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A case for self-reporting
7 months ago

A case for self-reporting

Mainstream media companies haven’t taken the basic step of crunching the numbers on whom they hire, but plenty of evidence suggests doing so is a healthy first step towards creating a more equitable and representative workplace
Trans voices missing in Canadian newsrooms
7 months ago

Trans voices missing in Canadian newsrooms

Hiring of trans journalists, workplace support, self reporting could all help
Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade
7 months ago

Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade

It won’t be a surprise to many that the gender pay gap still exists in Canadian journalism.  A survey conducted by J-Source shows that 42 per cent of surveyed cisgender women, transgender and non-binary journalists don’t think they are paid…
Canadian journalism in decline: Fewer permanent jobs, less security
9 months ago

Canadian journalism in decline: Fewer permanent jobs, less security

Recent years have not been kind to journalism. In Canada, there are numerous examples of reduced work schedules and publication closures, along with other signs of decline. The latest round of job cuts comes from Torstar, publisher of the Toronto…
Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests
9 months ago

Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests

'Self-reporting on newsroom diversity would encourage a culture of trust and accountability, one that the journalism profession upholds in its role as a watchdog of public institutions.'
Let’s shift the journalism industry in Canada, together
10 months ago

Let’s shift the journalism industry in Canada, together

Announcing the Independent News Challenge, a nine-week program to help journalist entrepreneurs and small publishers grow
A millennial’s perspective on the future of journalism
1 year ago

A millennial’s perspective on the future of journalism

Angelyn Francis on what to prioritize to nurse an ailing industry back to health
Writing decent work into the future of news
1 year ago

Writing decent work into the future of news

Journalists are among the many workers whose employment has become precarious in the transition to a digital economy. Their core values and the quality of the news are threatened as a result. The threat to our democracy is even greater. Decent work must be written into plans for Canada’s news media industry to create a responsible future
CBC Ombudsperson: Fuss over fluoride
1 year 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.