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How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media
4 years ago

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media

With the current pervasive use of online media for personal and academic reasons, it’s necessary for students to have skills to confidently filter and decipher what they’re reading.
Tracking the gender gap in Canadian media
4 years ago

Tracking the gender gap in Canadian media

Maite Taboada, Simon Fraser University and Fatemeh Torabi Asr, Simon Fraser University “I believe that all voices are equal and deserving of equal respect.” That’s what Siri responds when asked if she is a feminist. We share Siri’s…
How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim
4 years ago

How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim

"Solutions journalism" aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
The new partisan press
4 years ago

The new partisan press

We have entered an electronic era of hyperpartisan political information.
A case study in nondisclosures
4 years ago

A case study in nondisclosures

(Disclosure: I’m the full-time paid publisher of Briarpatch Magazine, a volunteer board member of the Media Co-op, CEO of the currently inactive environmental consulting company Porpoise B Consulting, and freelance journalist. My partner is a designer for the CBC, not…
When not to publish graphic images
4 years ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability to determine news value. Making principled decisions about what is…
Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border
4 years ago

Nonprofit news: Lessons from south of the border

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. When many of my former colleagues at the Guelph Mercury were laid off in 2009, I got in touch to see whether they…
How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago
4 years ago

How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

This article was originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press and appears here with the editor’s permission. Thursday, Nov. 7, 1918 — 100 years ago today — was a pleasant fall day in Winnipeg, with the temperature hovering around 0…
Building trust at the local level
4 years ago

Building trust at the local level

Community reporters have the opportunity to connect directly with their audiences. But are they earning reader confidence? Canadians aren’t so sure.
In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it
4 years ago

In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it

This story was originally published by Nieman Lab and appears here with its permission Big night! The U.S. midterm elections yesterday mostly went according to expectations: Democrats retook the House of Representatives, Republicans kept (and grew) their control of the…