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How beat reporting in 2019 works at 3 different-sized outlets across Canada
3 months ago

How beat reporting in 2019 works at 3 different-sized outlets across Canada

As newsrooms shrink across the country, editors are seeking a balance between keeping up with daily demands and developing areas of expertise
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Here’s how metrics and analytics are changing newsroom practice
5 months ago

Here’s how metrics and analytics are changing newsroom practice

There’s an ongoing debate about whether the influence of audience data is good or bad for journalistic practice. But it’s not the audience data that’s an issue – it’s the way they’re used
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Data storytelling in a diversifying field
5 months ago

Data storytelling in a diversifying field

How data journalism and coding are changing the landscape of investigative journalism
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It’s a fact
6 months ago

It’s a fact

Angie Holan is sitting at her desk, lost in the chatter of the newsroom around her. Phones ringing, keyboards clicking, pens stroking across pieces of paper. It is March 25,… Continue Reading It’s a fact

Top takeaways from NASH 2019
6 months ago

Top takeaways from NASH 2019

From Jan. 3 to 6, emerging journalists from across the country came together in Calgary, Alta. for NASH, an annual journalism conference hosted this year by the University of Calgary’s… Continue Reading Top takeaways from NASH 2019

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?
7 months ago

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

The importance of press freedom can never be understated. For Canadian journalists, horrific headlines from across the globe of missing, murdered, or imprisoned reporters are sobering reminders of the privilege… Continue Reading Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

A generation of journalists are struggling
7 months ago

A generation of journalists are struggling

Over the last three years, I’ve had some version of this conversation with countless young Canadian journalists.

“I’m so anxious right now.”

“My work laid off 15 per cent of… Continue Reading A generation of journalists are struggling

Vanishing City Hall
8 months ago

Vanishing City Hall

Dale Bass started her 45-year journalism career in 1973 at the London Free Press. She remembers a bustling newsroom of 185, with two or three city hall reporters. Bass would sometimes be… Continue Reading Vanishing City Hall