Political cartoonists have found their own ways of coping with a new government
During this time of disruption and transformation, surveys like the Digital News Report contribute to our understanding of professional news sources from the public’s point of view.
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
Data show many mainstream print media outlets are growing their readership - but it would be worrying if this was because they are aping what happens on social media.
Many countries are experimenting with different forms of government support for journalism, but the question is about what works best and is sustainable.
The decline of the news industry has been well documented. How did news organizations in the US heartland, facing potential extinction, survive – and even thrive – through the pandemic?
The daily deluge of information produced by the news media can drown consumers in confusion and anxiety, but there are steps you can take to filter out the noise and remain enlightened.
The best op-ed pages operate like a town square, allowing readers to discuss and debate issues important to their communities and beyond. But many now focus on divisive national political issues.
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.