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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.
Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy
1 year ago

Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

"Who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?"
The enduring power of sexism in sports media
1 year ago

The enduring power of sexism in sports media

'I still get tweets to go back in the kitchen'
Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation
1 year ago

Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation

How do democracies deal with disinformation that is indistinguishable from journalism?
A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news
1 year ago

A paltry number of Canadians are paying for online news

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.
Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information
1 year ago

Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information

Bill C-58 is in its final stages. What happens to the public’s right-to-know if it passes?
CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?
1 year ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?

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 what a reporter meant when he attributed an idea to…
Far-right hatemongers don’t deserve a platform
1 year ago

Far-right hatemongers don’t deserve a platform

How an interview made me think twice about quoting anti-Muslim trolls in the future