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Field Notes

Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique
6 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
Obits evolve with digital mourning
7 months ago

Obits evolve with digital mourning

The professional craft of obituary writing has been disappearing with newspapers' decline. But in the wake of public health crises, large scale commemorative projects are reviving the medium
The evolution of mental health reporting standards
7 months ago

The evolution of mental health reporting standards

By  •  Work, Field Notes
Across industry organizations, newsrooms and campus media, journalists are re-examining best practices on reporting on mental health and suicide
What COVID-19 teaches us about the divide between mainstream and multilingual media
7 months ago

What COVID-19 teaches us about the divide between mainstream and multilingual media

A five-part research series by New Canadian Media unpacks the impacts of ethnic media’s pandemic coverage for multilingual communities. Here’s how we did it
Self-care for media workers facing layoffs
7 months ago

Self-care for media workers facing layoffs

We asked psychologists, a lawyer and a career coach to share their self-care tips for coping with job loss and navigating next steps
How journalist Angela Sterritt cares for her spirit while exposing ugly truths
9 months ago

How journalist Angela Sterritt cares for her spirit while exposing ugly truths

How she cares for her spirit as she brings stories of hardship and healing to light
Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’
9 months ago

Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’

With so many crises making news these days, we see a rise in harmful imagery. A journalist considers the result
What’s plaguing Toronto’s ethnic press?
11 months ago

What’s plaguing Toronto’s ethnic press?

In a city of immigrants, non-English language newspapers play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. Can they survive the pandemic?
Recent arrests of journalists covering land disputes accelerate concerns around police attempts to define, obstruct journalism
12 months ago

Recent arrests of journalists covering land disputes accelerate concerns around police attempts to define, obstruct journalism

By  •  News, Law, Field Notes
Journalists must be present to bear witness to police actions, especially at Indigenous movements, say panelists
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