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Ethics

Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters
1 year ago

Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters

Countries around the world value the public’s right to know. But that principle can look very different place to place
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in February
1 year ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in February

By  •  News, Ethics
Complaints about the accuracy of claims about colony collapse disorder in bees and allegations of racism in coronavirus reporting weighed and dismissed by the ethics body
Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in December and January
1 year ago

Here’s what the National NewsMedia Council decided in December and January

By  •  News, Ethics
Toronto Sun missed chance to tell readers it had re-edited a story; County Weekly News put wrong byline on National Post column
Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors
2 years ago

Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors

Journalists on the challenges of holding the youth justice system to account
Stop spreading the sex trafficking myths derailing news coverage
2 years ago

Stop spreading the sex trafficking myths derailing news coverage

Journalists are still conflating sex work with exploitation. Here’s why we have to turn the page
A case study in nondisclosures
2 years ago

A case study in nondisclosures

(Disclosure: I’m the full-time paid publisher of Briarpatch Magazine, a volunteer board member of the Media Co-op, CEO of the currently inactive environmental consulting company Porpoise B Consulting, and freelance journalist. My partner is a designer for the CBC, not…
When not to publish graphic images
3 years ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability to determine news value. Making principled decisions about what is…
What the National NewsMedia Council decided in August
3 years ago

What the National NewsMedia Council decided in August

By  •  News, Work, People
Among complaints heard from the public was a question on the ethics of publishing an address.
How do we hold news media accountable?
3 years ago

How do we hold news media accountable?

Coverage of the Toronto van tragedy demonstrates how ethical lapses erode public trust, writes Amira Elghawaby.
“In the end all that matters is how we treat each other”
3 years ago

“In the end all that matters is how we treat each other”

Karen Fraser, the owner of the home where remains of alleged victims of Bruce McArthur were found, has seen the best and worst of reporter behaviour.
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