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COVID-19

Protests and Pandemics: Transparency and the Policing of Press Freedom

Protests and Pandemics: Transparency and the Policing of Press Freedom

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Canadian Association of Journalists president Brent Jolly will talk about how press freedom in Canada is being challenged.
Access to Information in the Time of COVID-19: Obstacles and Opportunities in Canadian Journalism

Access to Information in the Time of COVID-19: Obstacles and Opportunities in Canadian Journalism

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Centre for Access to Information and Justice will be holding a webinar about navigating Canada’s federal ATI system in times of COVID-19 with panelists Dr. Elyse Amend and Margaret Thompson.
Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada’s COVID-19 record, info watchdog says
3 months ago

Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada’s COVID-19 record, info watchdog says

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In the course of investigating complaints, information commissioner Caroline Maynard noticed vulnerabilities to Canada's access regime, some a direct result of the pandemic and others that have simply been worsened by COVID-19
Survey: making social media giants share ad revenue would support local journalism, say newsroom leaders
4 months ago

Survey: making social media giants share ad revenue would support local journalism, say newsroom leaders

More than 80% of respondents across print and broadcasting reporting lower ad revenue during COVID-19
Record of long-term care coverage shows failure to challenge power structures
5 months ago

Record of long-term care coverage shows failure to challenge power structures

Analysis: The public has been inaccurately informed about the connections between big business and policy making by decades of coverage that didn’t critically examine the role of key lobbying group
EPIB-641 Epidemiology 101 for Journalists

EPIB-641 Epidemiology 101 for Journalists

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This short, online course will introduce epidemiologic concepts to health/science journalists.
N.W.T. is the only place in Canada where journalists have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines
5 months ago

N.W.T. is the only place in Canada where journalists have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines

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As vulnerable communities and the majority of the population in Canada remain underserved by the vaccine rollout, there’s been little discussion about priority designation for essential media workers
Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique
5 months ago

Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique

A year after covering a massacre, 13 months of a pandemic and managing the uncertainty around employment in the field has taken a toll, one I didn’t know I had signed up for as a local news reporter
Obits evolve with digital mourning
6 months ago

Obits evolve with digital mourning

The professional craft of obituary writing has been disappearing with newspapers' decline. But in the wake of public health crises, large scale commemorative projects are reviving the medium
Suspending freedom of information cannot be made permanent
6 months ago

Suspending freedom of information cannot be made permanent

Canadian authorities have been using the pandemic to further slow access requests since last March. But transparency and essential rights are not something you can put on hold
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