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Front pages the day after a 2021 Canadian election
2 months ago

Front pages the day after a 2021 Canadian election

By  •  News, Politics
Liberal Party re-elected to form a minority government in hotly unanticipated mid-pandemic snap election
Mainstream media blew Trump coverage — and now risks doing the same with the PPC
2 months ago

Mainstream media blew Trump coverage — and now risks doing the same with the PPC

If this sort of sympathetic coverage of Maxime Bernier and his PPC seems familiar, that’s because it should
Record of long-term care coverage shows failure to challenge power structures
7 months ago

Record of long-term care coverage shows failure to challenge power structures

Analysis: The public has been inaccurately informed about the connections between big business and policy making by decades of coverage that didn’t critically examine the role of key lobbying group
How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden
7 months ago

How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden

By  •  News, Politics, Law
Jane Gerster spent two years investigating a justice system misconduct case. While parties on all sides wanted to lift a 14-year old publication ban, FOIs revealed the RCMP didn’t know how and a judicial review showed the federal courts couldn’t
Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency
1 year ago

Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency

It's time for the government to take off the mask that disguises and robs us of our public right to know. Trustworthy and revitalized government requires effective access and more public scrutiny
The unravelling of WE’s PR machine
1 year ago

The unravelling of WE’s PR machine

The Kielburgers’ voluntourism juggernaut has been a cultural and media darling for years. Now, an avalanche of mainstream attention to scandals about its practices and political relationships is amplifying a history of obstructing independent journalists’ investigations into the charity
Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates
1 year ago

Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates

Journalism and animal rights groups say ‘ag gag’ bill will silence whistleblowers and expose reporters to legal threats for uncovering misconduct
Online, multilingual media locked out of Ford pressers
1 year ago

Online, multilingual media locked out of Ford pressers

As physical scrums give way to remote conference calls, holding government to account in Ontario is becoming a game of broken telephone
Front pages the day after the polls closed
2 years ago

Front pages the day after the polls closed

Justin Trudeau gets second term after voters elect a Liberal minority government
Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
2 years ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what information people consume. As the 2020 U.S. election approaches, there…
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