Almost two months into the TVO strike, a final offer was rejected and workers are staying on the picket line. TVO union branch president Meredith Martin on organizing, the role of solidarity across media and the need for public broadcasting Continue Reading Why precarious work endangers the future of public broadcasting and journalism in Canada
With heightened awareness of the realities of difficult storytelling and the demands of work, journalistic practice has been pushed to evolve. Journalist Tamara Cherry and author and advocate Mark Henick discuss newsrooms’ responsibility to workers and sources. Continue Reading Staying Alive: Trauma-Informed Broadcasting and Mental Well-being with Tamara Cherry and Mark Henick
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Layoffs include six per cent cut at Bell Media, including shuttering or sale of nine radio stations, closure of two foreign bureaus Continue Reading Bell cutting 1,300 positions, closing radio stations and foreign bureaus
Improving reporting on Indigenous issues isn’t just about increasing coverage. Journalist and producer Melissa Ridgen discusses changing structures in television news and bringing best practices to enterprise reporting.
Continue Reading Staying Alive: Expanding Indigenous Journalism in Broadcasting with Melissa Ridgen
As freelance journalism increasingly becomes the norm in the broadcasting industry, Canadian Freelance Union President Nora Loreto discusses strategies for entrepreneurs to succeed in a challenging media environment. Continue Reading Staying Alive: The Reality of Freelancing with Nora Loreto
Workers, advocates plan to combat stagnant wages, problematic contracts and worsening precarity Continue Reading ‘Stronger together’: Canadian national freelancing summit unites unions, labour organizers
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?
The results of a roundtable on journalists and online hate Continue Reading Online hate is damaging journalists and democracy, according to a new report released by the CJF and CAJ
Data submitted by 209 newsrooms shows racialized journalists concentrated in part-time and internship roles Continue Reading Half of Canadian newsrooms entirely white, says first CAJ survey of race in media
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
J-school umbrella group studying the issue across Canada, to issue recommendations this fall Continue Reading Why unpaid internships are at odds with the goal of a more equitable, diverse media industry
‘Our editorial mandate at HuffPost, shared by our new bosses at BuzzFeed, is focused on equity and fairness. We want these values to be reflected in the way our newsroom functions’ Continue Reading HuffPost Canada staff file for union certification