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Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
5 months ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what… Continue Reading Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Postmedia hires former Kenney staffer to lobby Alberta government on involvement in ‘energy war room’
7 months ago

Postmedia hires former Kenney staffer to lobby Alberta government on involvement in ‘energy war room’

Documents filed with the Alberta Lobbyist Registry reveal that Canadian media behemoth Postmedia — which owns the National Post, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Ottawa Citizen and… Continue Reading Postmedia hires former Kenney staffer to lobby Alberta government on involvement in ‘energy war room’

How Queen’s Park Today bloomed in an era of shrinking press galleries
9 months ago

How Queen’s Park Today bloomed in an era of shrinking press galleries

Success of Ontario-based legislative newsletter prompted publisher Allison Smith to expand her reach, establishing B.C. and Alberta spinoffs in the past two years
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How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems
9 months ago

How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems

Since the Ontario premier announced changes to student fee policies, many have called out the risks for campus media. But weakening student journalism won’t just threaten the schools’ information access
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Front pages the day after Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony
10 months ago

Front pages the day after Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony

Weeks after the Globe and Mail first reported that the now former attorney general was “pressured” by the PMO to ease up on fraud and corruption charges against Québec-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin, Jody Wilson-Raybould delivered her highly-anticipated testimony before the justice committee. Here’s what newspapers in Canada ran on their front pages the morning after.
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How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim
11 months ago

How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim

“Solutions journalism” aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
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