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At the gate of disaster
4 weeks ago

At the gate of disaster

A case study on the promotion of climate science rejectionism by mainstream news outlets and e-commerce companies
CBC ombudsperson: Opinions on Islamophobia
2 months ago

CBC ombudsperson: Opinions on Islamophobia

'Context and insight comes in many different forms. Sometimes it emerges from deep research into a subject. Sometimes it comes from the experience of a reporter who’s covered an issue for many years. And sometimes it comes from a journalist’s own life experience'
Facts & Frictions Spring 2022
2 months ago

Facts & Frictions Spring 2022

Technology and journalism education, climate disinformation, innovations in audio storytelling and more explored in new journal issue
Discordant or just different? A comparison of community newspaper data in Canada
2 months ago

Discordant or just different? A comparison of community newspaper data in Canada

What the local news map and an industry group snapshot show — and what they don’t — about the state of community journalism
Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current
2 months ago

Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current

Starting a new enterprise is always a gamble. It’s a bet on yourself, on those who will help you, and on your audience. Managing editor Tyler Olsen breaks down what The Current's learned after Year One
Bottom-up, audience-driven and shut down: How HuffPost Canada left its mark on Canadian media
2 months ago

Bottom-up, audience-driven and shut down: How HuffPost Canada left its mark on Canadian media

HuffPost Canada was abruptly shut down on March 9, 2021, by Buzzfeed as part of a broad restructuring plan for the company. This closure came two weeks after two dozen workers filed for union certification
CBC Ombudsperson: Science and nuance
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Science and nuance

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My latest review examines how CBC covered the debate about the primary way COVID-19 is spread: airborne, or via respiratory droplets? One particular story last spring said that Canadian scientist Dr. John Conly was “under fire” by other researchers, and a number of that scientist’s colleagues complained that the public broadcaster was guilty of “character assassination”.
‘Can you check your activism at the door?’: Under white supremacy, Black Canadian journalists see their very existence as a radical act
3 months ago

‘Can you check your activism at the door?’: Under white supremacy, Black Canadian journalists see their very existence as a radical act

As newsrooms globally respond to accusations of racial bias by focusing on diversity, journalist datejie cheko green looks to her experience in Canada to argue that a fuller reckoning of journalism practices, from recruitment to the daily meeting, is needed to make real change
On John Honderich
3 months ago

On John Honderich

The storied newspaper giant and J-Source supporter died Saturday at 75
Saving journalism: views on how to pay for reliable information
3 months ago

Saving journalism: views on how to pay for reliable information

Many countries are experimenting with different forms of government support and policies but the question is what works best and is sustainable in each context
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