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Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy
2 years 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?"
Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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?
2 years 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
2 years ago

Far-right hatemongers don’t deserve a platform

How an interview made me think twice about quoting anti-Muslim trolls in the future
Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies
2 years ago

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

What happens when an illegally logged tree falls or poachers kill endangered brown bears in the forest, but there’s no journalist to report it?
Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency
2 years ago

Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency

A five-point plan for mainstream media to cover fewer royal babies and more of our unfolding catastrophe