Journalism

Accessible information is the key to combatting hate groups

There’s a misconception that alt-right hate groups, while openly plaguing the US since Trump’s election, don’t have a Canadian equivalent. That belief is misinformed.Continue...

Student journalists are journalists. They should be recognized as such.

Despite the important news coverage provided by student-operated publications, student reporters often face hurdles in being recognized as legitimate journalists.Continue...

To overcome hurdles to media access, we need to embrace publicly funded journalism

Facebook and Google have become the gatekeepers of our newsfeeds. But this is only part of a much larger problem. Access to unbiased journalism is vital, but so is funding that journalism. Going forward, we need to embrace publicly funded media to protect free, accessible journalism.Continue...

Can we stop policing women’s bodies already?

Last week, Kori Sidaway, a B.C. news anchor, received a harassing email about her appearance during a broadcast. The viewer shamed her for wearing a shirt that showed a hint of cleavage, dubbing themselves “The Vancouver Cleavage Patrol.”Continue...

News outlets spread information about the coronavirus, not fear

Contrary to popular belief, North American journalism about COVID-19 and its impacts isn’t sensationalism or fearmongering. It shows that reporters are doing their jobs to share information and accountability with the public.Continue...

Local journalism shows its value during COVID-19 pandemic

The value of local journalism during the COVID-19 pandemic is its ability to pursue stories of human kindness.Continue...

Subscribers don’t have to pick mainstream over local journalism

For mainstream journalism, the digital subscriber model seems to be the way of the future. But this model isn’t as feasible for smaller publications—and it may be forcing them into obsolescence.Continue...

Diversity in Canadian media should start on campuses

Student newspapers are the training grounds for the next generation of journalists—and the starting points for much-needed newsroom diversification.Continue...

Reflecting diversity in journalistic style guides ensures respectful reporting

Language is constantly evolving, as is the public’s understanding of marginalized communities and identities. The words journalists use to refer to peoples’ identities should stay updated alongside this progress.Continue...

In conversation with Star Editor-in-Chief, Irene Gentle

The Toronto Star is the only national Canadian newspaper to sign onto Covering Climate Now, an international journalism coalition dedicated to covering the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves.
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