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CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman William McDowell, legal counsel to J.D. Irving Limited (JDI), wrote to complain about the Twitter activity of the provincial affairs correspondent in New Brunswick, Jacques Poitras. He was concerned that the activity on both the…
CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman The Alberta Teachers’ Association released a toolkit for creating curriculum dealing with “sexual and minority genders.” The complainant, Greg Murphy, questioned the balance and fairness of an article about the handbook framed by the objections…
CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman The complainant, Paula Vallee, had a relative die in a car crash. While she herself was not contacted, she alleged the reporter was insensitive and insistent with other family members. She also said some reports…
Drawing a line between the personal and the professional when it comes to protest
5 years ago

Drawing a line between the personal and the professional when it comes to protest

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This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign By Katrina Clarke I didn’t march. When tens of thousands of people packed the streets of Toronto for the Women’s March on January 21, I wasn’t there. Not because I don’t…
The trouble with trolls
6 years ago

The trouble with trolls

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Journalists search for how to best survive troll attacks.
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When a reporter has to make the ‘Death Knock’
6 years ago

When a reporter has to make the ‘Death Knock’

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Seasoned journalists will tell you there are right and wrong ways of approaching a grieving family.

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