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Facebook Faceoff
4 years ago

Facebook Faceoff

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Active shootings and social media verification.

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Irving vs. Poitras
4 years ago

Irving vs. Poitras

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By Grant Buckler Canadian Journalists for Free Expression is protesting a complaint made by J.D. Irving Co. of New Brunswick against Jacques Poitras, a provincial affairs reporter with CBC in New Brunswick. William McDowell of the Toronto law firm Lenczner…
Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook
4 years ago

Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook

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By Krista Simpson For the reporter, Facebook serves a multitude of purposes. It is a place to search for people, to find story ideas and to publicize content. But while the site is both valuable and convenient, reporters still need…
Graphic content: When is it worth airing?
4 years ago

Graphic content: When is it worth airing?

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By Olivia Chandler, Katerina Georgieva, Gregory Furgala and Kieran Delamont On the morning of November 1, 2016, a young male entered Abbotsford Senior Secondary School in British Columbia and stabbed two teenagers at random. A bystander caught the incident on…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence
4 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail Words matter, accuracy matters, fairness matters, independence matters. With journalism under attack these days south of the border, journalists need to focus on the basics of the craft and not become defensive…
Toronto Star Public Editor: We need to stand together to fight ugly online abuse
4 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: We need to stand together to fight ugly online abuse

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star What if all the women who have faced bullying and harassment in online spaces stood together and decided we will not take it any more? What if all the women — and men…
CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.
4 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman William McDowell, legal counsel to J.D. Irving Limited (JDI), wrote to complain about the Twitter activity of the provincial affairs correspondent in New Brunswick, Jacques Poitras. He was concerned that the activity on both the…
CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective
4 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman The Alberta Teachers’ Association released a toolkit for creating curriculum dealing with “sexual and minority genders.” The complainant, Greg Murphy, questioned the balance and fairness of an article about the handbook framed by the objections…
CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy
4 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman The complainant, Paula Vallee, had a relative die in a car crash. While she herself was not contacted, she alleged the reporter was insensitive and insistent with other family members. She also said some reports…