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Beyond “Police Say”: Exploring the Media’s Reliance on Official Accounts

Online

The death of George Floyd focused the world’s attention on police brutality—and the problematic practice of relying on official accounts of events. But reporters have also long maintained police sources who provide information for their crime coverage. How has Floyd’s death changed reporting on police and their activities?

The Great Canadian Magazine PitchFest

Like speed dating for magazine professionals, this two-part event offers freelancers practical training before sending them into a (virtual) room with editors of Canada’s best magazines for a chance to wow them with story ideas. 

$50

Best Practices & Ethics for Freelance Writers

Online

Four seasoned magazine professionals tackle delicate topics for independent journalists and take their questions, in support of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

IndigiNews Journalism training

Zoom Video Webinar

IndigiNews is onboarding new reporting staff, and the public is invited to participate in the training process. Anyone interested can attend the three-day journalism workshops, scheduled Oct. 4-6 via Zoom.

Publication Bans vs. Press Freedom & Open Courts

Zoom Video Webinar

The “open court” principle is a cornerstone of our legal system.  The Supreme Court has reaffirmed stringent conditions for any judge considering whether to limit what can be reported from the courtroom. In practice, however, publication bans are often granted on scant argument or evidence. Join our panel in examining what this means for press freedom, the public’s right to know, and the integrity of our legal system.

Reporting in Indigenous Communities

Online

Award-winning journalist and journalism educator Duncan McCue will offer five tips on how you can do a better job of reporting on Indigenous communities, including an interactive Q&A.

Big Voices

Online

At a time when a range of voices and perspectives are available across multiple platforms, and a choice word or angle can be a landmine—setting off a barrage of online hate—what does it take to be a columnist and how has the role evolved in a fraught social media environment where attacks inordinately target women and racialized journalists?

The Walrus Talks at Home: Our Digital Lives

Online

How has the pandemic changed the way we engage with media?
In honour of Media Literacy Week, MediaSmarts is encouraging Canadians to pause and reflect on the state of digital literacy and our media consumption.

Free
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