To read English-Canadian media, you would think that Québec’s anglophones are under greater threat than the rest of the country's minority language communities. Why the selective outrage?
With internet platforms and social media increase our access to direct, unedited and unfiltered media coverage. This has been used to great effect to deliberately distort our understanding of events.
The Canadian government has announced a new policy of providing financial assistance to the country's news industry. With any financial support will come a need to define who exactly is a journalist.
There’s also long been great social distance between the US national press and large swathes of the country, and Trump’s distaste for the former reflects the frustration felt by millions of Americans.
Developing breakthroughs takes time. So why rush explaining them?
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
Photographs can influence us -- they can inspire us to act and they can also impact the way we think about issues. The recent published photos about the migrant 'caravan' convey several stereotypes.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
We read about and watch other people moving to the coast or country and, in doing so, sometimes we're persuaded to join the seachangers and treechangers ourselves.
When political polls are aggregated together, that can make the results misleading.
New research shows mainstream media outlets are failing to report issues of cultural diversity with enough breadth and depth.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Media moguls' alleged involvement in bringing an end to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership raises serious questions about their influence, and media accountability.
Charging the leader of the UK Labour Party with antisemitism is a narrative that went mainstream – but it’s one that omits pertinent information and opposing views.
Will we soon no longer be able to discern which videos are real and which are fake?
Teaching media literacy to students can curb the impact of false news, but teachers need more support from their schools and community to do this.
ACMA's finding on the Sunrise segment is simply holding those responsible to the minimum standards expected.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
Despite its magnitude, the response to the Montara oil spill did not receive the publicity of other offshore oil disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.