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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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?
Read More Continue Reading Why one student paper is is taking on the business beat
(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
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
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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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
Uncritical coverage of industry projections means climate change is left out of the picture.
Read More Continue Reading What Canada’s major media are forgetting when they report on oil