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CBC ombudsperson: Opinions on Islamophobia
2 months ago

CBC ombudsperson: Opinions on Islamophobia

'Context and insight comes in many different forms. Sometimes it emerges from deep research into a subject. Sometimes it comes from the experience of a reporter who’s covered an issue for many years. And sometimes it comes from a journalist’s own life experience'
Facts & Frictions Spring 2022
2 months ago

Facts & Frictions Spring 2022

Technology and journalism education, climate disinformation, innovations in audio storytelling and more explored in new journal issue
Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current
2 months ago

Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current

Starting a new enterprise is always a gamble. It’s a bet on yourself, on those who will help you, and on your audience. Managing editor Tyler Olsen breaks down what The Current's learned after Year One
CBC Ombudsperson: Science and nuance
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Science and nuance

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My latest review examines how CBC covered the debate about the primary way COVID-19 is spread: airborne, or via respiratory droplets? One particular story last spring said that Canadian scientist Dr. John Conly was “under fire” by other researchers, and a number of that scientist’s colleagues complained that the public broadcaster was guilty of “character assassination”.
On John Honderich
3 months ago

On John Honderich

The storied newspaper giant and J-Source supporter died Saturday at 75
Spinning access to information in an age of misinformation
4 months ago

Spinning access to information in an age of misinformation

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Public interest researcher Ken Rubin on what returned access requests show about the state of government duplicity and transparency in Canada
B.C.’s proposed FOI fee threatens ‘Indigenous Peoples, families and communities’
6 months ago

B.C.’s proposed FOI fee threatens ‘Indigenous Peoples, families and communities’

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Fees could make it harder for small outlets like IndigiNews to justify filing shot-in-the-dark info requests — like the one that led to its birth alerts investigation, writes reporter Anna McKenzie
Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage
6 months ago

Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage

The two-year-old beat, funded by different religious groups, is fostering community engagement and providing new revenue
To protect our privacy and free speech, Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms
7 months ago

To protect our privacy and free speech, Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms

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Canada’s proposed internet regulation measures focus almost exclusively on speech
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