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Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June
2 months ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June

By  •  News, Ethics
The ethics board issued decisions in June on four complaints, all of which were dismissed or found to have been appropriately addressed. They included dismissal of complaints that a Toronto Star column showed “bias against white people,” the accuracy of a term used in a Toronto Sun opinion column and two against two respective newspapers in Kamloops, B.C.
Newsroom accessibility in a post-pandemic world
2 months ago

Newsroom accessibility in a post-pandemic world

The rapid shift to work-from-home shows that better conditions for disabled workers aren’t so inaccessible after all. Journalists discuss the conditions that threatened to push them out and how to bring them back in
Canadaland staff file to unionize
3 months ago

Canadaland staff file to unionize

By  •  News, Labour
Staff at Canadaland, an independent podcast network and news organization, have officially filed for union certification.
From media house to charity case
3 months ago

From media house to charity case

New federal rules allowing news organizations to become non-profits may not be worth the effort for Canada’s struggling media sector
Postmedia printing plant staff file to unionize
3 months ago

Postmedia printing plant staff file to unionize

By  •  News, Labour
Workers at the Postmedia printing plant in Toronto have officially filed for union certification.
Capital B
3 months ago

Capital B

By  •  News
The style guide change for Black adopted unanimously across Canada’s major newsrooms is only a baby step. Systemic patterns of problematic framing on race reporting, sourcing for stories and representation in media organizations all need urgent addressing
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
4 months ago

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

Narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. Protests about anti-Black racism and Indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent
Ink-Stained Wretches want local government to fight for their newsrooms
4 months ago

Ink-Stained Wretches want local government to fight for their newsrooms

By  •  News
A newly formed advocacy group of former Record staffers say they want to rally community journalists and civic leaders to save local journalism
Memo: PMNA announces ‘temporary’ layoffs after Torstar cancels contracts
4 months ago

Memo: PMNA announces ‘temporary’ layoffs after Torstar cancels contracts

By  •  News, Memos
The following memo was sent to staff on June 3 from Ed Brouwer, managing director of Pagemasters North America
Online, multilingual media locked out of Ford pressers
4 months ago

Online, multilingual media locked out of Ford pressers

As physical scrums give way to remote conference calls, holding government to account in Ontario is becoming a game of broken telephone