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Postmedia hires former Kenney staffer to lobby Alberta government on involvement in ‘energy war room’
2 years ago

Postmedia hires former Kenney staffer to lobby Alberta government on involvement in ‘energy war room’

Documents filed with the Alberta Lobbyist Registry reveal that Canadian media behemoth Postmedia — which owns the National Post, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Ottawa Citizen and many others — is actively seeking…
What the death of local news means for the federal election
3 years ago

What the death of local news means for the federal election

In the absence of media scrutiny, politicians have started to spin their own stories
How Queen’s Park Today bloomed in an era of shrinking press galleries
3 years ago

How Queen’s Park Today bloomed in an era of shrinking press galleries

Success of Ontario-based legislative newsletter prompted publisher Allison Smith to expand her reach, establishing B.C. and Alberta spinoffs in the past two years
Journalism industry bailout outlined with no details on oversight panel
3 years ago

Journalism industry bailout outlined with no details on oversight panel

In 2020, eligible Canadian newsrooms are set to receive tax credits and access to donee status
How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems
3 years ago

How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems

Since the Ontario premier announced changes to student fee policies, many have called out the risks for campus media. But weakening student journalism won’t just threaten the schools’ information access
Front pages the day after Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony
3 years ago

Front pages the day after Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony

Weeks after the Globe and Mail first reported that the now former attorney general was "pressured" by the PMO to ease up on fraud and corruption charges against Québec-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin, Jody Wilson-Raybould delivered her highly-anticipated testimony before the justice committee. Here's what newspapers in Canada ran on their front pages the morning after.
How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim
3 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
3 years ago

The new partisan press

We have entered an electronic era of hyperpartisan political information.
Ford’s tuition changes put campus media at risk
3 years ago

Ford’s tuition changes put campus media at risk

The move sparks discussions about whether a free student press is essential on campuses.
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