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2020 is a year for the history books, but not without digital archives
1 year 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
1 year 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
Canada’s dismal data climate
1 year ago

Canada’s dismal data climate

Missing stats imperil our ability to communicate health risks for the pre-existing global crisis. Here’s what we can learn from coverage of COVID-19
Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar
1 year ago

Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar

There’s a creeping conformity taking place on the web
Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters
1 year ago

Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters

Countries around the world value the public’s right to know. But that principle can look very different place to place
Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat
2 years ago

Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat

What re-reading Camus’s The Plague can tell us about media, literature and social memory in times of crisis
What happened to the Toronto Star’s arts section?
2 years ago

What happened to the Toronto Star’s arts section?

As original coverage is increasingly replaced with U.S. wire copy, gaps in local cultural reporting belie a worrying trend
Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report leaves consumers out in the cold
2 years ago

Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report leaves consumers out in the cold

J-Source publisher and co-author of upcoming book ‘The End of the CBC’ breaks down the regulatory recommendations that have industry watchdogs in a tailspin
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up
2 years ago

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it profitable
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