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With the N-word used frequently across Quebec media, CABJ and CJOC are calling for a ban on the slur. Are French newsrooms listening?
3 weeks ago

With the N-word used frequently across Quebec media, CABJ and CJOC are calling for a ban on the slur. Are French newsrooms listening?

By  •  News, Ethics
Whether or not news leaders’ responses to accounts of systemic racism at English media organizations have been sincere or proactive, a review of French coverage and stated policies suggests Quebec is behind the starting line
The ethics of reporting on incels
3 months ago

The ethics of reporting on incels

By  •  Work, How To, Ethics
Six key strategies for effective and responsible journalism
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in July
4 months ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in July

By  •  News, Ethics
The ethics board responded to complaints regarding a Toronto Sun front page headline and another that concerned identifying information in a Canadian Press news article
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June
5 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.
There’s still something missing in debates around covering mass violence in Canada
5 months ago

There’s still something missing in debates around covering mass violence in Canada

By  •  Ethics
Journalists agree that they have to avoid glorifying perpetrators in news reporting. But gaps in best practices continue to appear in coverage
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
6 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
Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters
7 months ago

Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters

Countries around the world value the public’s right to know. But that principle can look very different place to place
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in February
9 months ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in February

By  •  News, Ethics
Complaints about the accuracy of claims about colony collapse disorder in bees and allegations of racism in coronavirus reporting weighed and dismissed by the ethics body
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in December and January
10 months ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in December and January

By  •  News, Ethics
Toronto Sun missed chance to tell readers it had re-edited a story; County Weekly News put wrong byline on National Post column
Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors
1 year ago

Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors

Journalists on the challenges of holding the youth justice system to account