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Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report leaves consumers out in the cold
1 year ago

Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report leaves consumers out in the cold

J-Source publisher and co-author of upcoming book ‘The End of the CBC’ breaks down the regulatory recommendations that have industry watchdogs in a tailspin
Tech trends that could change news media in 2020
1 year ago

Tech trends that could change news media in 2020

From 5G to 3D, 360 video, here are some exciting tech developments rife with potential for news content producers
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up
1 year ago

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it profitable
A case for self-reporting
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 media needs to take further steps in recognizing diverse preferences in disability language
1 year ago

Canadian media needs to take further steps in recognizing diverse preferences in disability language

Many style guides recommend person-first language, but disabled communities are split
Canadian journalism in decline: Fewer permanent jobs, less security
1 year 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
1 year 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.'