Low pay, high demands, racism and isolation go with reporting jobs in smaller and rural markets. The conditions raise questions about how to keep local news alive and attract the journalists needed to report it Continue Reading Pandemic field notes from small market media
What investigating gambling taught me about accurately bridging gaps between perception and reality Continue Reading A journalist’s take on reporting with unreliable narrators
Journalists’ experiences of online threats during the blockade offer insights into how virtual abuse spills offline and how newsrooms should be planning ahead Continue Reading The trucker convoy provides a case study in online threats and IRL harms
Starting a new enterprise is always a gamble. It’s a bet on yourself, on those who will help you, and on your audience. Managing editor Tyler Olsen breaks down what The Current’s learned after Year One Continue Reading Reflections on a year of the Fraser Valley Current
Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond?
Journalists have to put in countless unpaid hours to manage the disproportionate burden of existing online. While the pandemic has intensified the issue, newsroom and platform responses are still playing catch-up
Continue Reading Online violence is ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ especially for women, LGBTQ2+ and racialized journalists, and COVID-19 has increased the toxicity. How can Canadian newsrooms better respond?
Risk planning, hostile environment training and knowing when to step back are some ways workers are going to need to prepare to report in 2022, say experts Continue Reading How newsrooms are ramping up safety measures amid a rise in physical threats
Journalists faced a torrent of abuse, harassment and threats during anti-mandate protesters’ weeks-long occupation of Ottawa. Here’s how media workers navigated reporting in the field Continue Reading Inside media’s coverage of the trucker blockade
Experts on everything from epidemiology to their own neighbourhoods are needed in public discourse more than ever. Here’s why media and subject matter specialists should work together Continue Reading Bridging disciplines in the explanatory journalism boom
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 Continue Reading Black in the jury box: Media is the message
The workers of HuffPost Canada got to have a union for two weeks, but its impact will last a lifetime Continue Reading The HuffPost Canada union is dead. Long live the HuffPost Canada union
The two-year-old beat, funded by different religious groups, is fostering community engagement and providing new revenue Continue Reading Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage
In a genre constantly questioned for its ethics, how should people go about being respectful consumers? Continue Reading True crime’s influence on an era of internet sleuths raises ethical concerns