Media

Are Super Bowl ads worth the money?

As the advertising industry continues to move towards a more targeted, social media based model, companies and brands of all sizes should be taking notice.Continue...

Radio reaches out to Kingston prisoners

Friends and family connect with loved ones behind bars during CFRC's Calls From Home special holiday broadcast.Continue...

Online discussion of social issues should be accompanied by offscreen advocacy

When it comes to societal change, mass media is an important site for representation and advocacy, but it still has limitations. While talking about social issues online is important, these discussions should be accompanied by tangible action.Continue...

We need more nuanced representations of Muslim women

Whenever we talk about representation of a minority group, we always talk about how to do it ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ It’s no different for Muslim characters—we need them to be perfectly imperfect.Continue...

Stop putting down media for young women

In the world of media for young adults, there are quite a few cheesy, absurd, and sometimes even brain-numbing options out there to choose from. Most of us probably have ‘guilty pleasure’ shows we binge in secret or movies we feel a little ashamed of enjoying, and we understand that while we like them, they’re objectively pretty bad. But there’s a difference between recognizing that a show isn’t very good or a book series is full of tropes and shaming young women for consuming them.Continue...

Don’t cancel ‘cancel culture’

Cancel culture, like anything else, shouldn’t be exempt from criticism. But in calling for it to disappear, writers are participating in the same trend they were so quick to denounce.Continue...

Stop the narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic is benefiting the environment

Perpetuating the false narrative that the coronavirus pandemic is saving the environment is one of countless examples where misinformation is shared across the Internet because it makes readers feel good—without fact-checking.Continue...

Don’t give up on print media just yet

Diminishing print success has made traditional media outlets across Canada vulnerable, and the federal government has taken note.Continue...

The dangers of using scientific studies for clickbait

This past August, various news outlets like BBC , Mental Floss and NutritionFacts.org set the Internet aflame by reporting on a scientific paper analysing the relationship between dietary carbohydrate intake and risk of mortality.Continue...

News media needs to differentiate between fact and opinion

In a time of distrust between news outlets and their readers, newspapers have a responsibility to clearly label their content as either fact or opinion.Continue...

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