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Worldviews on Media and Higher Education 2019 Conference

Worldviews on Media and Higher Education 2019 Conference

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Worldviews 2019 will focus on democracy and the changing power relations of higher education and the media in the global north and south – specifically examining the concept of expertise in a post-truth world and the types of voices amplified…
Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts
1 year ago

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

We shouldn’t need a Super Bowl commercial costing around $10 million to remind us that information is supposed to matter in a democracy. Yet the Washington Post thought we did, so it told 111 million Americans watching the Super Bowl…
Journalism more important now than ever, say RSJ teach-in speakers
3 years ago

Journalism more important now than ever, say RSJ teach-in speakers

By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre Journalism matters now more than ever, the media director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association told journalism students and faculty during the Ryerson School of Journalism’s (RSJ) recent teach-in day. Gail…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Democracy demands media literacy
3 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Democracy demands media literacy

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star Dear readers: What do you want to know about the Toronto Star’s journalism in this digital age? How can we help you better understand the culture of journalism — why and how journalists…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Democracy depends on confidential sources
3 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Democracy depends on confidential sources

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star It would be ideal if every person who has something important – and largely, secret — to reveal to the public through the media about matters of public interest could be fully identified.…
Democracy and the decline of newspapers
4 years ago

Democracy and the decline of newspapers

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By Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy In the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that if the choice were government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, he would choose the latter. Today, almost…
As the ink fades
4 years ago

As the ink fades

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By Jaren Kerr On September 11, 2001, Jeff Brodrucky helped hand out 10,000 copies of the Toronto Star to commuters passing through the Yonge-Sheppard subway station in Toronto. “I gave out, at that time, ten thousand papers myself and they…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: Shooting the messenger—Trump’s toxic impact on journalism
4 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Shooting the messenger—Trump’s toxic impact on journalism

By Sylvia Stead for The Globe and Mail In just over a week, the United States will go to the polls in an election that has been unprecedented – not just because of the bizarre nature of the campaign, but…