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Government funding for journalism: To what end?
3 months ago

Government funding for journalism: To what end?

The federal budget has finally answered some of the questions about the Liberal government’s plans to subsidize the news business, which were first floated late last year. But the details… Continue Reading Government funding for journalism: To what end?

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy
3 months ago

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy

By Heather Rollwagen, Ryerson University and Ivor Shapiro, Ryerson University

Ottawa has finally announced the details of how it will offer financial assistance to the country’s struggling news media industry… Continue Reading As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy

Globe and Mail Public Editor: No need to offer ‘false balance’ to anti-vaxxers
3 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: No need to offer ‘false balance’ to anti-vaxxers

Anti-vaxxers are up in arms about negative media coverage of their cause. Considering the timing, this is a little surprising: measles, a potentially life-threatening disease especially for unvaccinated babies… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: No need to offer ‘false balance’ to anti-vaxxers

How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
3 months ago

How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step

Ottawa is poised to provide almost $600 million in financial assistance to Canada’s news media. Will it do the right thing and restrict the incentives to Canadian-owned companies?
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Why we see hope for the future of science journalism
4 months ago

Why we see hope for the future of science journalism

By Cristina Sanza, Concordia University; Brittney Borowiec, McMaster University; David Secko, Concordia University; Farah Qaiser, University of Toronto; Fernanda de Araujo Ferreira, Harvard University; Heather MacGregor, University of Toronto; Michael Bramadat-Willcock,… Continue Reading Why we see hope for the future of science journalism

Suffering outside the headlines
4 months ago

Suffering outside the headlines

A new report proves that humanitarian crises are going underreported in English, French and German media across the world. Here’s why we need to rethink how we approach these stories
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Bail out the journalists, not their bosses
4 months ago

Bail out the journalists, not their bosses

Rather than bolstering the corporations that have decimated Canada’s media ecosystem, the federal tax incentive package should be used to fund journalists’ work
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Toronto Star public editor: Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s powerful defence of truth is truly inspiring
4 months ago

Toronto Star public editor: Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s powerful defence of truth is truly inspiring

When Maria Ressa learned, via Twitter, that she was among the group of journalists Time magazine recognized as “Person of the Year” — “Guardians” in the “war on truth” — her immediate thought was sobering, indeed.
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