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Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?
2 weeks ago

Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?

Despite an endless cycle of missteps, call-outs and apologies, Canadian journalism has a terrible track record holding far-right groups to account – whether they’re in the streets or public office. Until there’s a much deeper reckoning, it’s unlikely to get any better
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There’s a one-woman show in Deloraine, Manitoba
3 weeks ago

There’s a one-woman show in Deloraine, Manitoba

By  •  Feature, Series

After 14 years of newsroom cuts, reporter Judy Wells is determined to keep her local paper alive
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Why one student paper is is taking on the business beat
2 months ago

Why one student paper is is taking on the business beat

The Varsity’s reporters have found no shortage of business stories to cover at the University of Toronto. Will other student papers follow their lead?
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A case study in nondisclosures
3 months ago

A case study in nondisclosures

(Disclosure: I’m the full-time paid publisher of Briarpatch Magazine, a volunteer board member of the Media Co-op, CEO of the currently inactive environmental consulting company Porpoise B Consulting, and freelance… Continue Reading A case study in nondisclosures

A generation of journalists are struggling
5 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
5 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

How representative are Canadian newsrooms, actually?
5 months ago

How representative are Canadian newsrooms, actually?

By  •  Work, Labour, People

Racialized journalists are trying to create change in a predominantly white industry, but say support needs to come from the top.
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Cabin Radio is building an army of northern broadcasters
5 months ago

Cabin Radio is building an army of northern broadcasters

Yellowknife elected a new mayor on Oct. 15. When candidate Adrian Bell announced he was conceding, he didn’t tell CBC, or the local newspaper, or mainstream FM station. He told… Continue Reading Cabin Radio is building an army of northern broadcasters