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book reviews

A Disappearance in Damascus grapples with some of journalism’s toughest ethical questions
4 years ago

A Disappearance in Damascus grapples with some of journalism’s toughest ethical questions

By  •  Work, Ethics
Deborah Campbell, A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War. Knopf, 2016. 352 pages. $28.32. By Jane Gerster “Do you think anything you write will make a difference?” A young Iraqi interpreter…
New book about investigation of Jian Ghomeshi needs more introspection
4 years ago

New book about investigation of Jian Ghomeshi needs more introspection

By  •  Work, Field Notes
Kevin Donovan, Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation. Goose Lane Editions, 2016. 232 pages, $19.95. By Dan Rowe, Books Editor Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation by Toronto Star reporter Kevin Donovan serves, first and foremost, as a reminder,…
“Crash to Paywall” doesn’t offer any new insight into shrinking newsrooms
5 years ago

“Crash to Paywall” doesn’t offer any new insight into shrinking newsrooms

By  •  Learn, Research
Brian Gorman, Crash to Paywall: Canadian Newspapers and the Great Disruption. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. Paperback, 320 pages, $32.95. By Marc Edge Looking for insight into the ongoing crisis in newspapering by reading news reports and commentary has been fruitless…