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Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well?
1 year 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
There’s a one-woman show in Deloraine, Manitoba
1 year 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
Why one student paper is is taking on the business beat
2 years 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?
A case study in nondisclosures
2 years 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 journalist. My partner is a designer for the CBC, not…
A generation of journalists are struggling
2 years 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 the staff and I’m really scared I’m next.” “I’m pretty…
Vanishing City Hall
2 years 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 sent to the municipal Committee of Adjustments, which…
How representative are Canadian newsrooms, actually?
2 years 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.
Cabin Radio is building an army of northern broadcasters
2 years ago

Cabin Radio is building an army of northern broadcasters

How a British expat and a team of Yellowknifers are taking over the airwaves with their hyperlocal station
The S-word
2 years ago

The S-word

Stop pushing student journalists to the side.
What Canada’s major media are forgetting when they report on oil
2 years ago

What Canada’s major media are forgetting when they report on oil

Uncritical coverage of industry projections means climate change is left out of the picture.