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The COVID years: Risk, reward and rethinking priorities 
1 month 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
6 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
CBC ombudsperson: Opinions on Islamophobia
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 months ago

On John Honderich

The storied newspaper giant and J-Source supporter died Saturday at 75