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Facts & Frictions Spring 2022
6 months ago

Facts & Frictions Spring 2022

Technology and journalism education, climate disinformation, innovations in audio storytelling and more explored in new journal issue
Discordant or just different? A comparison of community newspaper data in Canada
6 months ago

Discordant or just different? A comparison of community newspaper data in Canada

What the local news map and an industry group snapshot show — and what they don’t — about the state of community journalism
Metroland print plant closure a blow, says union
6 months ago

Metroland print plant closure a blow, says union

By  •  News
Eighteen unionized workers losing their jobs when Hamilton Web presses shut down for good April 1
The trucker convoy provides a case study in online threats and IRL harms
6 months ago

The trucker convoy provides a case study in online threats and IRL harms

Journalists’ experiences of online threats during the blockade offer insights into how virtual abuse spills offline and how newsrooms should be planning ahead
Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current
6 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
Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond? 
6 months ago

Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond? 

Journalists have to put in countless unpaid hours to manage the disproportionate burden of existing online. While the pandemic has intensified the issue, newsroom and platform responses are still playing catch-up
Bottom-up, audience-driven and shut down: How HuffPost Canada left its mark on Canadian media
6 months ago

Bottom-up, audience-driven and shut down: How HuffPost Canada left its mark on Canadian media

HuffPost Canada was abruptly shut down on March 9, 2021, by Buzzfeed as part of a broad restructuring plan for the company. This closure came two weeks after two dozen workers filed for union certification
New sections and updated guidance for writing about sensitive subject areas are included in the 19th edition of the Canadian Press Stylebook 
6 months ago

New sections and updated guidance for writing about sensitive subject areas are included in the 19th edition of the Canadian Press Stylebook 

By  •  News, Work
The Canadian Press provides advice and rules on how to write about sexual misconduct, race and ethnicity, mental illness, disability, climate change and COVID-19 to reflect ever-changing language
CBC Ombudsperson: Science and nuance
7 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Science and nuance

By  •  Columns
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”.