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At the gate of disaster
4 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
Discordant or just different? A comparison of community newspaper data in Canada
5 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
Bottom-up, audience-driven and shut down: How HuffPost Canada left its mark on Canadian media
5 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
Saving journalism: views on how to pay for reliable information
6 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
Black in the jury box: Media is the message
8 months ago

Black in the jury box: Media is the message

Crime reporting is one of the oldest forms of journalism. It tells us who should be feared and who should be punished for tearing the social fabric. But its often sensational approach has consequences
Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected
10 months ago

Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected

How big of a problem is misinformation on social media? Without key data, the picture is blurry
Zooming in on access to justice
10 months ago

Zooming in on access to justice

By  •  Ethics, Law, Analysis
Gains made in broadcasting proceedings online during the pandemic mean it’s time to revisit conventions about court restrictions on journalists
Online news in Canada continues to miss the why when reporting extreme weather
11 months ago

Online news in Canada continues to miss the why when reporting extreme weather

When audiences read about record-breaking weather in Canada, the stories they found in summer 2021 probably didn’t mention climate change
Will Postmedia face a reckoning for its climate coverage?
1 year ago

Will Postmedia face a reckoning for its climate coverage?

By  •  Analysis
SFU prof hopes ethics complaints against the Vancouver Sun and the National Post will stop media promotion of misinformation