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Newspapers and democracy: Struggling in the face of the internet

In recent years there have been many reports of news operations cutting back, and many small community and regional newspapers closing. News rooms have also been declining in broadcast media. It seems to be a case of slow but steady» 

International, Society

Joe Schlesinger dies, leaving a legacy few will match

Canada lost an important part of her history on Monday. Joe Schlesinger died. He wasn’t really famous, though he appeared a lot on television. He wasn’t especially pompous, though his body of work might have given him cause to be» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Public money for struggling media: but not without some concern

Like many traditional media outlets around the world, media outlets in Canada are struggling.  Newspapers, radio, TV, all are suffering from a growing dearth of advertising money which is their mainstay. The federal government has just announced tax incentives over» 

Economy, International, Politics

How the press and politics have evolved in Canada (and likely elsewhere) (part 2 of 2) 

Book: Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill In the beginning was politics, shortly after came the press. In the early days in Canada, and undoubtedly elsewhere, newspapers –print journalism- was very biased. Papers» 

Politics

How the press and politics have evolved in Canada (and likely elsewhere) (part 1 of 2)

Book: Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill In the beginning was politics, shortly after came the press. In the early days in Canada, and undoubtedly elsewhere, newspapers –print journalism- was very biased. Papers» 

Society

More community newspapers close

The future of local news looks grim as six small town newspapers are set to close adding to the 108 which have folded since 2008. In addition, 11 paid subscription daily newspapers and 23 free dailies have closed in that» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Sign of the changing times, major newspaper goes non-profit

La Presse, one of the major newspapers in Quebec and for French speakers, is changing itself into a not-for-profit entity. The newspaper was first established in 1884, but has already undergone a major change just a little over a year» 

International

Fishing diplomacy, rethinking China & how Twitter is improving northern news : 2017 Arctic Year in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The end of the year is a time to take stock. Here at Eye on the Arctic, it’s also the time when we check in with our bloggers» 

International, Society

Police must stop posing as journalists, says professor

Intelligence agents and police sometimes pose as journalists in order to trap or capture suspects but that practice puts journalists at risk, says Peter Klein, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He is also the founder and» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Teaching kids to detect fake news

It’s a recent phenomenon, fake news. We’ve all heard the phrase but how do you know what’s biased, what’s false, or a hoax, or advertising masquerading as news? The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a partner in a new school»