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Skepticism, not objectivity, is what makes journalism matter
2 months ago

Skepticism, not objectivity, is what makes journalism matter

By  •  Columns
In the unknown place just out of sight of home, journalists find new questions to ask and new stories to tell, stories that need telling whether or not they’re comfortable to hear
When the founder of the Proud Boys came for me
2 months ago

When the founder of the Proud Boys came for me

Women journalists regularly suffer abuse and harassment online. When a terrorist organization targeted me, my usual response strategy was put to the test
Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job – but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are the police
2 months ago

Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job – but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are the police

A tendency to go with the 'police said' narrative without outwardly questioning if it is right is a continuing failure of journalism
Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique
2 months ago

Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique

A year after covering a massacre, 13 months of a pandemic and managing the uncertainty around employment in the field has taken a toll, one I didn’t know I had signed up for as a local news reporter
Suspending freedom of information cannot be made permanent
3 months ago

Suspending freedom of information cannot be made permanent

Canadian authorities have been using the pandemic to further slow access requests since last March. But transparency and essential rights are not something you can put on hold
Levelling the playing field in Canadian sports media
4 months ago

Levelling the playing field in Canadian sports media

I can still count the number of racialized women in sports journalism on the fingers of one hand. I hope not for long
CBC/Radio-Canada and the upheaval of the media landscape
4 months ago

CBC/Radio-Canada and the upheaval of the media landscape

At the CRTC hearings, the fundamental issues did not get addressed. What we need urgently is to rethink CBC/Radio-Canada’s mandate in the digital age
Safeguarding press freedom requires working in the darknet’s shadows
5 months ago

Safeguarding press freedom requires working in the darknet’s shadows

By  •  Columns
In an era of mass digital surveillance, journalists and their sources need to use every tool they can to protect the public interest
Open letter: Absence of racialized voices at CRTC public hearings
5 months ago

Open letter: Absence of racialized voices at CRTC public hearings

By  •  Columns
We write as media guests, producers, consultants, directors, and/or citizens whose taxes fund the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Why 2021 is the year I start charging late fees
5 months ago

Why 2021 is the year I start charging late fees

By  •  Work, Analysis
In a country with limited legal protections, freelancers in Canada consider obstacles and possibilities of setting new norms
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