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When News Organizations Say “No Comment”
5 years ago

When News Organizations Say “No Comment”

While comments have become an all-too frequent swamp of racism, misogyny and general weirdness, dispensing with them may not be in the best interests of news organizations.
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Welcome to Canada: Abdirahman Abdi & the selective silence of Canadian leadership
5 years ago

Welcome to Canada: Abdirahman Abdi & the selective silence of Canadian leadership

By Jared A. Walker Just a few moments ago I watched the Mothers of the Movement give a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. To say they were compelling would be a gross understatement. These tremendous women inspired millions…
We need to talk about The Walrus in the room
5 years ago

We need to talk about The Walrus in the room

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By Romayne Smith Fullerton, Ethics Editor Some journalists make fun of academics. You know: those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach and research. But we also have another function: we watch the watchdogs and critique the critics. And …
Coming to a Canada near you: BBC, NYTimes & more…
5 years ago

Coming to a Canada near you: BBC, NYTimes & more…

By Phillip Smith It’s a question that many people working in Canada’s media ecosystem must be asking this month: Are foreign publishers simply naive? How can they see an opportunity in a country where the entire news sector appears to
A time to embrace uncertainty
6 years ago

A time to embrace uncertainty

Ivor Shapiro’s closing remarks at the Journalism Transformations colloquium at Ryerson University on April 28, 2016.

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Ship of state now sails with no rudder
6 years ago

Ship of state now sails with no rudder

Print journalists watch as the last flickering embers of what was a tremendous blaze that warmed an entire civilization begin to go out.
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Saying good-bye to the Guelph Mercury
6 years ago

Saying good-bye to the Guelph Mercury

Former staffer Stephanie MacLellan recalls her time at a paper that fostered young talent.
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