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Field Notes

Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage
1 year 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
1 year 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  
1 year 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
1 year 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?
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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