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About Emma Buchanan

Emma Buchanan is the 2021 J-Source/CWA Canada reporting fellow.
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Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond? 
2 months ago

Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond? 

Journalists have to put in countless unpaid hours to manage the disproportionate burden of existing online. While the pandemic has intensified the issue, newsroom and platform responses are still playing catch-up
Bridging disciplines in the explanatory journalism boom
3 months ago

Bridging disciplines in the explanatory journalism boom

Experts on everything from epidemiology to their own neighbourhoods are needed in public discourse more than ever. Here’s why media and subject matter specialists should work together
‘People just need proof:’ How health-care media barriers and government obstruction shaped the story of the pandemic  
7 months ago

‘People just need proof:’ How health-care media barriers and government obstruction shaped the story of the pandemic  

Despite ‘hitting a bureaucratic wall,’ journalists explain the importance of challenging hospital media restrictions
Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?
8 months ago

Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?

From vaccine hesitancy to the rise of far-right extremism, COVID-19 has mainstreamed conspiracy theories at an astonishing rate, with devastating impacts — but the handful of reporters and researchers addressing them in Canada say they don’t have the resources to respond to the country’s dis- and misinformation crisis alone
Understanding the TikTok saga and what it means to Canada
2 years ago

Understanding the TikTok saga and what it means to Canada

Negotiations for a Trump-led takeover of the popular video sharing app continue to twist and turn, with Walmart and Oracle in line for partial ownership. But is a U.S.-owned ByteDance any different for Canadians? And what will happen if the app gets banned?
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