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Field Notes

‘People just need proof:’ How health-care media barriers and government obstruction shaped the story of the pandemic  
7 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
7 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?
8 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
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