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COVID-19

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
7 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
What COVID-19 teaches us about the divide between mainstream and multilingual media
7 months ago

What COVID-19 teaches us about the divide between mainstream and multilingual media

A five-part research series by New Canadian Media unpacks the impacts of ethnic media’s pandemic coverage for multilingual communities. Here’s how we did it
COVID-19 Media Impact Map for Canada: Estevan Mercury
7 months ago

COVID-19 Media Impact Map for Canada: Estevan Mercury

This post is part of the COVID-19 Media Impact Map for Canada, a joint initiative of J-Source, the Local News Research Project at Ryerson University and the Canadian Association of Journalists.
Survey: recent journalism grads working at weekly newspapers hit hardest by pandemic
8 months ago

Survey: recent journalism grads working at weekly newspapers hit hardest by pandemic

New journalists find communities engaged with COVID-19 news, but important stories unrelated to pandemic going uncovered
Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’
9 months ago

Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’

With so many crises making news these days, we see a rise in harmful imagery. A journalist considers the result
Follow the Money: Into the Nursing Home Complex
10 months ago

Follow the Money: Into the Nursing Home Complex

Zaid Noorsumar investigates how long-term care coverage missed the warning signs of a system in crisis
What’s plaguing Toronto’s ethnic press?
10 months ago

What’s plaguing Toronto’s ethnic press?

In a city of immigrants, non-English language newspapers play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. Can they survive the pandemic?
Black Press Media employees question keeping workers in offices as second wave hits B.C.
11 months ago

Black Press Media employees question keeping workers in offices as second wave hits B.C.

By  •  News, Labour
As COVID-19 cases hit record highs, workers at the paper chain say they’re concerned their employer isn’t allowing WFH option, per public health advice
Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency
11 months ago

Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency

It's time for the government to take off the mask that disguises and robs us of our public right to know. Trustworthy and revitalized government requires effective access and more public scrutiny
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