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Former South African president Jacob Zuma appearing in the Pietermaritzburg High Court in 2020 on charges of corruption. Photo by Kim Ludbrook/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is taking a top reporter to court. The verdict could affect journalists’ rights

Former South African president Zuma is trying to turn the contestation of a court hearing into an all-out war and chill those who pursue justice against him.
Universities throughout the country have obligations to ensure their graduates leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to interact in a culturally safe way with Indigenous people. T.J. Thomson

University journalism courses need to teach about cultural safety before students enter the workforce

Australian media have and do unfairly report on Indigenous affairs and toxic environments are leading to fewer First Nations journalists. Should universities put cultural safety in journalism courses?
The Conversation Canada is five years old! (Shutterstock)

Our fifth anniversary: Readers weigh in

“Always reliable, readable and short. Perfect.” Our readers offer their thoughts on the fifth anniversary of The Conversation Canada.
The Conversation Canada is celebrating its fifth anniversary. It’s one of dozens of digital news organizations that has found a niche in the changing media landscape in Canada. (THE CONVERSATION)

The untold story of Canada’s journalism startups

Canada is home to a growing number of new digital-born journalism organizations, even though government policy aimed at helping the news industry has focused mostly on the decline of legacy media.
U.S. President Richard Nixon at a White House lectern reading a farewell speech to his staff following his resignation on Aug. 9, 1974. George Tames/New York Times Co./Getty Images

Woodward and Bernstein didn’t bring down a president in Watergate – but the myth that they did lives on

Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke stories about the Watergate scandal that helped unravel Richard Nixon’s presidency. But they were not the sole force to bring him down.
An Endicott College student covers Election Day in November 2020 in a Massachusetts community as part of the college’s news-academic partnership with Gannett Media. Sloan Friedhaber

How college students can help save local news

Partnerships between universities and local media outlets are key ways to sustain local news where coverage is diminishing.

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