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The Last Post Files: Fighting subversion or protecting the government from embarrassment?

The Last Post was one of the best alternative publications of the 1970s. While the small team of journalists was creating solid investigative journalism, the RCMP Security Service was keeping a close watch, recently-released documents show. One of the Service's aims? Protect the government from embarrassment. Toronto writer Paul Weinberg has this exclusive story for J-Source.

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Grilling the Guest – Laurier LaPierre and the Hot Seat Interview

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Laurier LaPierre, who died Sunday at the age of 83, was a pioneer in modern television broadcasting. His flamboyant style was designed to engage and provoke, but ultimately to hold powerful people to account.

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Investigating private companies

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A great resource for investigating private companies.

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Ensuring productive FOI requests often requires advance reporting

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A seemingly simple Freedom of Information request rocked the Alberta government last week, triggering one firing, another resignation and an internal investigation. CBC's Charles Rusnell, an award-winning investigative reporter and producer, explains how he broke the story.

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Investigative Channel Launches on YouTube

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You Tube has launched the I Files, focusing on investigative journalism.   [node:ad]  …

Investigative Workshop in Toronto July 19

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A unique investigative journalism workshop developed by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers will be held in Toronto July 19. The society's membership co-ordinator, Mark Scarp, describes the workshop and some of its speakers.

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Mike Wallace’s impact on Canadian journalism

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Mike Wallace's death at the age of 93 has led many to assess his impact on American journalism. But as Cecil Rosner explains, his interviewing style also influenced the course of Canadian investigative journalism, particularly the television variety.

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Mike Wallace’s impact on Canadian journalism

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Mike Wallace's death at the age of 93 has led many to assess his impact on American journalism. But his interviewing style also influenced the course of Canadian investigative journalism, particularly the television variety.

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Google for journalists: tips and techniques

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It's a tool we all use every day, but investigative journalists need to know Google inside and out. The Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting organized a recent seminar on the subject in Toronto.

Freelance writer Paul Weinberg checked it out. Here is his report.

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Hacker-assisted reporting: can it be ethical?

If you hear the word ‘hacker’ and all you can think is News of the World scandal, stop cringing. Cecil Rosner explains how working with hackers who mine for publicly available data can be beneficial to not-so-tech-savvy journalists.

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