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The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how U.S. media frames unrest and shapes public opinion
5 months ago

The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how U.S. media frames unrest and shapes public opinion

Coverage of Capitol siege proved a novel test of how the news media would frame the unrest and the aims of those involved.
Follow the Money: Into the Nursing Home Complex
6 months ago

Follow the Money: Into the Nursing Home Complex

Zaid Noorsumar investigates how long-term care coverage missed the warning signs of a system in crisis
Substack isn’t a new model for journalism – it’s a very old one
6 months ago

Substack isn’t a new model for journalism – it’s a very old one

Substack’s ability to democratize information will be directly related to the prices its authors choose to charge
Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters
7 months ago

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

While it’s too early to tell if Parler is here to stay, it has already achieved a reputation and level of engagement that has overtaken other alternative platforms
Gig worker legislation fuels debate on freelance journalism labour
9 months ago

Gig worker legislation fuels debate on freelance journalism labour

What Calif. bill showcases about pitfalls in legal approaches to securing protections, decent pay for freelancers
Podcasts’ slow journalism is where reporting meets storytelling
9 months ago

Podcasts’ slow journalism is where reporting meets storytelling

Through the course ‘Podcasting and Perspective: How Audio Storytelling Can Tackle Complex Social Issues,’ 2020 Asper Fellow Hannah Sung maps out how audio journalism’s layered approach gets results
Understanding the TikTok saga and what it means to Canada
9 months ago

Understanding the TikTok saga and what it means to Canada

Negotiations for a Trump-led takeover of the popular video sharing app continue to twist and turn, with Walmart and Oracle in line for partial ownership. But is a U.S.-owned ByteDance any different for Canadians? And what will happen if the app gets banned?
2020 is a year for the history books, but not without digital archives
9 months ago

2020 is a year for the history books, but not without digital archives

Canada lags behind some countries with preserving public digital records
From media house to charity case
12 months ago

From media house to charity case

New federal rules allowing news organizations to become non-profits may not be worth the effort for Canada’s struggling media sector
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
1 year ago

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

Narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. Protests about anti-Black racism and Indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent
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