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Canadian politics

Covering Alberta and the West: Election 2019

Covering Alberta and the West: Election 2019

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With a federal election approaching, editors of five Canadian news organizations discuss their strategies for covering Western Canada. What are the challenges of reporting on key issues and of overcoming perceptions of unbalanced coverage? And does their coverage play a…
AB Today to launch ahead of Alberta elections
3 years ago

AB Today to launch ahead of Alberta elections

Allison Smith, publisher of Queen’s Park Today, said her first expansion property, BC Today, was profitable in six months.
Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

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Activists, politicians and partisans compete intensely for attention and influence online. Today, malevolent actors seem to have the upper hand. They push disinformation and hate using fake accounts, bots, and algorithms designed to keep us scrolling through the latest outrage.…
Canada’s no ransom policy in the new era of terrorism
4 years ago

Canada’s no ransom policy in the new era of terrorism

The Canadian government doesn't pay ransoms to terrorists, aiming to stop them from benefiting from such payments. But it hasn't established guidelines to protect journalists working abroad.
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