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Field Notes

Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?
3 days ago

Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?

From vaccine hesitancy to the rise of far-right extremism, COVID-19 has mainstreamed conspiracy theories at an astonishing rate, with devastating impacts — but the handful of reporters and researchers addressing them in Canada say they don’t have the resources to respond to the country’s dis- and misinformation crisis alone
How the Toronto Star used TikTok to cover the election
3 days ago

How the Toronto Star used TikTok to cover the election

'More [important] than the tools is the willingness to change and learn and pick up a new platform'
Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion
2 weeks ago

Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion

Clay Nikiforuk and Aleisha Langmann were in the Fairy Creek area from Aug. 7 to 14, on assignment for Ricochet. In addition to covering the RCMP’s offensive against the HQ camp, we wanted to find out if media access had improved in the wake of a court ruling that found police conduct towards journalists was unlawful
One year on the Downtown Eastside beat
2 months ago

One year on the Downtown Eastside beat

Jen St. Denis shares how reporting exclusively on one Vancouver neighbourhood has changed her approach to journalism
A truer North
3 months ago

A truer North

Local journalists from northern Canada are trying to build a better, more representative system
How the Sherman estate ruling reaffirms court openness and press freedom
3 months ago

How the Sherman estate ruling reaffirms court openness and press freedom

By  •  Law, Field Notes
The decision on the billionaires’ estate case has raised the bar for those seeking to block access to legal records
Change, challenges and staying the course at HafteH
3 months ago

Change, challenges and staying the course at HafteH

Montreal’s only Persian print weekly has faced high reporter turnover and audience pushback. Now, it’s trying to weather new competition online
How students and recent alumni are creating their own journalism projects
4 months ago

How students and recent alumni are creating their own journalism projects

Working on side projects helps young journalists build valuable hands-on experiences in lieu of professional work, but side hustles can be draining
When the founder of the Proud Boys came for me
5 months ago

When the founder of the Proud Boys came for me

Women journalists regularly suffer abuse and harassment online. When a terrorist organization targeted me, my usual response strategy was put to the test
Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique
5 months ago

Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique

A year after covering a massacre, 13 months of a pandemic and managing the uncertainty around employment in the field has taken a toll, one I didn’t know I had signed up for as a local news reporter
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