Our panellists reflect on their recent election experiences, their inside views on the challenges of staying objective, fair and accurate, and their perspectives on the role that citizens and government can play in supporting a free press and strong democratic institutions.
The recent BLM movement has intensified the debate in Canada and elsewhere around how the media can better reflect the diversity of the communities it purports to serve. This question necessarily asks not just how news coverage is shaped, but also considers who is doing the shaping.
When do ‘objectivity’ and ‘neutrality’ mask inequity? How do journalists move from covering protests to systemically telling stories that root out racist treatment in health care, education and other social spheres? And how can journalists practice antiracism in their everyday work?