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Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat
1 year ago

Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat

What re-reading Camus’s The Plague can tell us about media, literature and social memory in times of crisis
New research project explores best practices for philanthropic support for journalism
1 year ago

New research project explores best practices for philanthropic support for journalism

By  •  News, Research
A new study launched by the Local News Research Project at Ryerson’s School of Journalism will explore what can be learned from other countries about philanthropic support for news media
Why are j-school students saying no to reporting careers?
1 year ago

Why are j-school students saying no to reporting careers?

Journalism students have very different ideas about what a reporting career means to them. But it’s the ones who value journalism’s role in democracy that stay the course
Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers
1 year ago

Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers

By  •  Work, Research
Home/work: Understanding work-at-home freelancing in Toronto is a new research project led by Nancy Worth, assistant professor in geography and environmental management at the University of Waterloo
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up
1 year ago

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it profitable
A case for self-reporting
1 year ago

A case for self-reporting

Mainstream media companies haven’t taken the basic step of crunching the numbers on whom they hire, but plenty of evidence suggests doing so is a healthy first step towards creating a more equitable and representative workplace
Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade
1 year ago

Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade

It won’t be a surprise to many that the gender pay gap still exists in Canadian journalism.  A survey conducted by J-Source shows that 42 per cent of surveyed cisgender women, transgender and non-binary journalists don’t think they are paid…
Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests
2 years ago

Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests

'Self-reporting on newsroom diversity would encourage a culture of trust and accountability, one that the journalism profession upholds in its role as a watchdog of public institutions.'
Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe
2 years ago

Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe

You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the disappearance of the likes counter. Like Instagram (which it owns), Facebook is experimenting with hiding the number of…
Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
2 years ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what information people consume. As the 2020 U.S. election approaches, there…
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