What’s the appropriate level of snark in a tweet? And should you use Twitter as source material? These were just some of the questions up for discussion at two panels last week in Ottawa.
Conservative senator Patrick Brazeau claimed to have “played the media” for his April Fool's Day prank in which he announced his resignation over Twitter.
The NDP have dropped their price from the $5,000 to $1,500 for journalists accompanying party leader Adrian Dix during the B.C. election campaign.
Social media gives politicians more access to reporters. But is the public losing out on the conversation? Do politicians have more or less control of their message? Does it help reporters strengthen their political sources? J-Source covered the two back-to-back panels with politicians and political reporters discussing how social media is changing the way they work in Ottawa.
Is the principle of independent journalism diminished when a journalist is appointed to the Senate?
The Obama administration’s lack of availability to White House correspondents is similar to the issues faced by Canadian journalists covering Parliament Hill at times.
Starting at 7 p.m. on November 27, join us as we liveblog a Samara public talk and Q&A with American journalist Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.
How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics, edited by David Taras and Christopher Waddell, assembles essays focused on the various forms of political communication in Canada. In this interview with Lisa Lynch, Waddell explains the book’s conclusions about the state of political reporting in Canada.
If Québec Premier Jean Charest was hoping an election campaign would distract from the Charbonneau Commission that is looking into allegations of corruption in Québec’s construction industry, he was mistaken, as the media showed him this week.