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Field Notes

Black in the jury box: Media is the message
1 month 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
2 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
3 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
3 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?
‘People just need proof:’ How health-care media barriers and government obstruction shaped the story of the pandemic  
3 months ago

‘People just need proof:’ How health-care media barriers and government obstruction shaped the story of the pandemic  

Despite ‘hitting a bureaucratic wall,’ journalists explain the importance of challenging hospital media restrictions
How journalists informed audiences in a data-filled era
4 months ago

How journalists informed audiences in a data-filled era

The pandemic has shown the value of a data-literate news media
Could a dedicated disinformation beat help address the infodemic in Canada?
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
6 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
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