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Field Notes

The trucker convoy provides a case study in online threats and IRL harms
7 months ago

The trucker convoy provides a case study in online threats and IRL harms

Journalists’ experiences of online threats during the blockade offer insights into how virtual abuse spills offline and how newsrooms should be planning ahead
Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current
7 months ago

Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current

Starting a new enterprise is always a gamble. It’s a bet on yourself, on those who will help you, and on your audience. Managing editor Tyler Olsen breaks down what The Current's learned after Year One
Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond? 
7 months ago

Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond? 

Journalists have to put in countless unpaid hours to manage the disproportionate burden of existing online. While the pandemic has intensified the issue, newsroom and platform responses are still playing catch-up
How newsrooms are ramping up safety measures amid a rise in physical threats
7 months ago

How newsrooms are ramping up safety measures amid a rise in physical threats

Risk planning, hostile environment training and knowing when to step back are some ways workers are going to need to prepare to report in 2022, say experts
Inside media’s coverage of the trucker blockade
7 months ago

Inside media’s coverage of the trucker blockade

Journalists faced a torrent of abuse, harassment and threats during anti-mandate protesters’ weeks-long occupation of Ottawa. Here’s how media workers navigated reporting in the field
Bridging disciplines in the explanatory journalism boom
8 months ago

Bridging disciplines in the explanatory journalism boom

Experts on everything from epidemiology to their own neighbourhoods are needed in public discourse more than ever. Here’s why media and subject matter specialists should work together
Black in the jury box: Media is the message
10 months ago

Black in the jury box: Media is the message

Crime reporting is one of the oldest forms of journalism. It tells us who should be feared and who should be punished for tearing the social fabric. But its often sensational approach has consequences
The HuffPost Canada union is dead. Long live the HuffPost Canada union
10 months ago

The HuffPost Canada union is dead. Long live the HuffPost Canada union

The workers of HuffPost Canada got to have a union for two weeks, but its impact will last a lifetime
Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage
11 months ago

Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage

The two-year-old beat, funded by different religious groups, is fostering community engagement and providing new revenue
True crime’s influence on an era of internet sleuths raises ethical concerns
11 months ago

True crime’s influence on an era of internet sleuths raises ethical concerns

In a genre constantly questioned for its ethics, how should people go about being respectful consumers?