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IndigiNews is creating resources to help newsrooms better cover Indigenous trauma
4 months ago

IndigiNews is creating resources to help newsrooms better cover Indigenous trauma

By  •  How To, Ethics
Kelsie Kilawna on self-location, safety plans and harm reduction
Record of long-term care coverage shows failure to challenge power structures
5 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
Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’
8 months ago

Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’

With so many crises making news these days, we see a rise in harmful imagery. A journalist considers the result
Field notes from the university mental health crisis
9 months ago

Field notes from the university mental health crisis

At two Ontario campus newspapers, identifying the gaps in mental-health support comes with a toll on the reporters themselves
With the N-word used frequently across Quebec media, CABJ and CJOC are calling for a ban on the slur. Are French newsrooms listening?
11 months ago

With the N-word used frequently across Quebec media, CABJ and CJOC are calling for a ban on the slur. Are French newsrooms listening?

By  •  News, Ethics
Whether or not news leaders’ responses to accounts of systemic racism at English media organizations have been sincere or proactive, a review of French coverage and stated policies suggests Quebec is behind the starting line
The ethics of reporting on incels
1 year ago

The ethics of reporting on incels

By  •  Work, How To, Ethics
Six key strategies for effective and responsible journalism
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in July
1 year ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in July

By  •  News, Ethics
The ethics board responded to complaints regarding a Toronto Sun front page headline and another that concerned identifying information in a Canadian Press news article
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June
1 year ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in June

By  •  News, Ethics
The ethics board issued decisions in June on four complaints, all of which were dismissed or found to have been appropriately addressed. They included dismissal of complaints that a Toronto Star column showed “bias against white people,” the accuracy of a term used in a Toronto Sun opinion column and two against two respective newspapers in Kamloops, B.C.
There’s still something missing in debates around covering mass violence in Canada
1 year ago

There’s still something missing in debates around covering mass violence in Canada

By  •  Ethics
Journalists agree that they have to avoid glorifying perpetrators in news reporting. But gaps in best practices continue to appear in coverage
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
1 year ago

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

Narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. Protests about anti-Black racism and Indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent
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