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Anti-Black racism

‘Can you check your activism at the door?’: Under white supremacy, Black Canadian journalists see their very existence as a radical act
4 months ago

‘Can you check your activism at the door?’: Under white supremacy, Black Canadian journalists see their very existence as a radical act

As newsrooms globally respond to accusations of racial bias by focusing on diversity, journalist datejie cheko green looks to her experience in Canada to argue that a fuller reckoning of journalism practices, from recruitment to the daily meeting, is needed to make real change
Black in the jury box: Media is the message
6 months ago

Black in the jury box: Media is the message

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
Reporting on Black Communities 101 with Eternity Martis

Reporting on Black Communities 101 with Eternity Martis

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In this workshop, we’ll briefly look back at the history of Black Canadians, and their representation in the media, in order to understand the legacy of oppression, discrimination and systemic racism that are entrenched in our society and media coverage.
Anti-Black Racism and Language

Anti-Black Racism and Language

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Join Vershawn in conversation with Awad Ibrahim, Professor Education the University of Ottawa, with special interests in cultural studies, Hip-Hop, youth and Black popular culture, and applied linguistics.
The Media (MESS)age

The Media (MESS)age

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Join our round table discussion on how media often contributes to the oppression and racism of Black People.
With the N-word used frequently across Quebec media, CABJ and CJOC are calling for a ban on the slur. Are French newsrooms listening?
2 years ago

With the N-word used frequently across Quebec media, CABJ and CJOC are calling for a ban on the slur. Are French newsrooms listening?

By  •  News, Ethics
Whether or not news leaders’ responses to accounts of systemic racism at English media organizations have been sincere or proactive, a review of French coverage and stated policies suggests Quebec is behind the starting line
High school media and anti-Black racism: A conversation with Danni Olusanya

High school media and anti-Black racism: A conversation with Danni Olusanya

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How can high school media best cover this moment, while being actively anti-racist in their own newsrooms?
Navigating the newsroom when covering racial injustice

Navigating the newsroom when covering racial injustice

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We have a FANTASTIC panel planned to cover the practicalities to covering racial injustice, in particular anti-Black police brutality.
Capital B
2 years ago

Capital B

By  •  News
The style guide change for Black adopted unanimously across Canada’s major newsrooms is only a baby step. Systemic patterns of problematic framing on race reporting, sourcing for stories and representation in media organizations all need urgent addressing
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
2 years ago

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

Narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. Protests about anti-Black racism and Indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent
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