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We’re losing journalists. And PR jobs are rising
1 week ago

We’re losing journalists. And PR jobs are rising

There are fewer journalists per capita in B.C. today than there have been in a generation, reveals recent census data
On Stephen Trumper’s legacy in storytelling, journalism education and community care
2 weeks ago

On Stephen Trumper’s legacy in storytelling, journalism education and community care

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Stephen Trumper, 1953-2023, taught a generation of journalists at Toronto Metropolitan University 
Review: Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic
2 months ago

Review: Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic By Nora Loreto (Fernwood Publishing, 2021) Review by Adrian Ma Toward the end of 2020, the editors of the popular website Dictionary.com hosted a “People’s Choice” survey to identify the…
A journalist’s take on reporting with unreliable narrators
2 months ago

A journalist’s take on reporting with unreliable narrators

What investigating gambling taught me about accurately bridging gaps between perception and reality
What French-language audiences might not see in their climate change news
2 months ago

What French-language audiences might not see in their climate change news

Some media outlets in Canada have increased resources for environmental journalism, but continue to struggle with addressing across coverage
The case of two Calgary newspapers
2 months ago

The case of two Calgary newspapers

What the merger of the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun shows about journalists’ social identity
Welcome to Facts & Frictions Fall 2022
3 months ago

Welcome to Facts & Frictions Fall 2022

Journalists’ roles and values, newsroom mergers, AI in journalism education and COVID coverage are featured in the latest issue of Facts & Frictions
The COVID years: Risk, reward and rethinking priorities 
5 months ago

The COVID years: Risk, reward and rethinking priorities 

What the rise of hate, a surge in government support and a relentless pandemic have meant for media in Canada
At the gate of disaster
9 months ago

At the gate of disaster

A case study on the promotion of climate science rejectionism by mainstream news outlets and e-commerce companies