Public relations and journalism have always existed in an uneasy balance. Social media and low revenues are shifting that balance in favour of PR, creating a lack of trust in the news.
Obituaries tend to play down any negative aspects of character. Over time, they reveal what we value in life.
The New York Times gave in to White House pressure and did not publish crucial information about an impending US-backed invasion of Cuba. It's an old story, much repeated – but it's wrong.
At the end of the 1925 movie 'Red Kimono,' the protagonist, Gabrielle Darley, throws away her garment and moves on to a better life. Real life is more complicated.
As he enters his tenth decade, we are still waiting for his pivot.
Local newspapers are a key part of the ecology of journalism.
At the turn of the 20th century, with few children's books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to 'Let us make the world know that we are living.'
If the government wants to save the social benefit of public-interest journalism, it must look beyond the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code.
Since 2018, Canadian journalism has generated over $315 million for Facebook. Putting some of these profits back into the Canadian media may help address the losses faced by the industry.
Small newspapers and new start-ups face significant barriers to receiving government grant money and a share of ad revenue from Google and Facebook, making their survival less than assured.
The news media crisis is constant but there are a few practical solutions available to help the news business get out of the hole.
Canada's news industry has been decimated by losses of advertising revenue during the pandemic. There are some promising signs, however, that more Canadians are paying for digital news subscriptions.
Does taking government money mean journalists owe the government something? A media ethics scholar examines the ethical questions about news organizations getting government help during the pandemic.
According to the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project, there have been 200 contractions of news operations since March. But 'news deserts' were a growing problem long before coronavirus.
COVID-19 has accelerated the disintegration of New Zealand's media. A state-led reconstruction strategy is the only answer.
Examining the first newspaper notices from 400 years ago reveals the beginnings of marketing strategies that would eventually power the advertising world into the modern era.
Small newspapers across Australia are closing or going digital-only in the economic fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic. This is what we need to do to save them.
W.T. Stead's 1885 account of the process by which wealthy Londoners procured teenagers for sex became a global news story, but the police refused to investigate.
A newspaper paying its journalists bonuses to chase page views has big implications for its role in a democracy.
With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what's lost when alternative media outlets wither away.