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Politics

CBC defends decision to sue Conservative Party over election ads

Journalistic independence is such an important principle that Canada’s public broadcaster had no choice but to launch legal action against the Conservative Party for using excerpts of its on air reports and programs in partisan advertising, says the head of» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Tools offered to fight fake news

Data suggest that 90 per cent of Canadians admit to falling for fake news. So, the non-profit Canadian Journalism Foundation has launched a new website to help and encourage people to check whether items they see are legitimate. Respected news» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Religion, Society

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»