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The unravelling of WE’s PR machine
2 months ago

The unravelling of WE’s PR machine

The Kielburgers’ voluntourism juggernaut has been a cultural and media darling for years. Now, an avalanche of mainstream attention to scandals about its practices and political relationships is amplifying a history of obstructing independent journalists’ investigations into the charity
Digital journalism innovations on the pandemic beat
2 months ago

Digital journalism innovations on the pandemic beat

Explanatory reporting, drone journalism and VR help tell the story of the COVID-19 era
Canadaland staff officially unionized
2 months ago

Canadaland staff officially unionized

By  •  News, Labour
Staff at independent podcast network and news organization Canadaland are now officially unionized after the Canada Industrial Relations Board approved an application for union certification.
Memo: CBC president and CEO announces whistleblower hotline for staff to report workplace racism
2 months ago

Memo: CBC president and CEO announces whistleblower hotline for staff to report workplace racism

By  •  News, Memos
‘This initiative is just one of the ways we are planning to eliminate the structural obstacles and practices that contribute to race-based discrimination at CBC/Radio-Canada’
Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates
2 months ago

Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates

Journalism and animal rights groups say ‘ag gag’ bill will silence whistleblowers and expose reporters to legal threats for uncovering misconduct
The Pigeon launches to carve space for new journalists in shrinking media landscape
2 months ago

The Pigeon launches to carve space for new journalists in shrinking media landscape

By  •  News
Tired of lamenting the bleak state of Canadian journalism, a collection of students and recent graduates are taking matters into their own hands with a new publication for youth voices
J-schools lag behind in teaching prized data journalism skills
2 months ago

J-schools lag behind in teaching prized data journalism skills

Professors tend to believe their students don’t want to do math. As a result, more frequently used tools like social media are emphasized, leaving new reporters behind on complex analysis tasks valued (if underutilized) by newsrooms
What’s happening to the street beat?
2 months ago

What’s happening to the street beat?

Adjusting to new COVID-19 realities around physical distancing and an increasingly cashless economy, street papers across Canada are adapting to continue publishing and keep vendors at work
Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference
2 months ago

Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference

By  •  News
Independent, student media monitoring press freedom as reporters’ ability to cover news on the ground is compromised
Postmedia revenue down more than 25% amid COVID-19 advertising pullback
2 months ago

Postmedia revenue down more than 25% amid COVID-19 advertising pullback

The owner of Canada's largest newspaper chain saw its most recent quarterly revenue slashed by a quarter as advertising revenue decline accelerated amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but said it would stop a pay reduction program one month early thanks to government aid.