Journalists covering scientific research during the COVID-19 pandemic increased their reliance on preprints.
Preprints are often free to use, making them more accessible for journalists to report on. However, as they have yet to undergo peer review, science journalists take a gamble on their accuracy.
Duncan McCue, left, walks with Rocky James, a podcast guest on CBC’s ‘Kuper Island.’
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Canadian journalist institutions have failed to address their ongoing colonialism and that has meant that urgent Indigenous issues have been ignored or sensationalized.
Australia’s population is more diverse than ever. But new research confirms Australia’s journalist workforce remains overwhelmingly Anglo-Celtic and white.
Twitter itself produces a lot of data that’s available nowhere else.
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If Twitter were to go dark, with it would go a valuable source of data as well as a means of sharing information relied on by activists, journalists, public health officials and scientists.
The disinformation age is changing what it means to produce fair or balanced reporting.
If you detect news media bias, that perception may be a result of your own bias.
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Many people define ‘bias’ as ‘anything that doesn’t agree with me.’ But are the news media really biased?
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the 2019 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year. The Toronto Star recently decided to remove Lou Marsh’s name from the trophy.
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The Toronto Star’s decision to rename its Lou Marsh trophy reminds us of the ways sports journalism has amplified damaging and racist tropes.
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year in 2019. The trophy is awarded annually to Canada’s top athlete as chosen by a panel of journalists.
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While changing the name of the Lou Marsh Trophy is a necessary first step, the weight of Marsh’s legacy will be felt until we fully understand the damage done by his history of sports journalism.
Emma Alberici writes about the Fourth Estate with a combination of despondency, scorn and hope.
Does a journalist’s gender matter if their job is to speak truth to power? It shouldn’t but until recently did. A new book, Through Her Eyes, tells the stories of our women foreign correspondents.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma appearing in the Pietermaritzburg High Court in 2020 on charges of corruption.
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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.
‘Formidable’ writer and inequality activist Barbara Ehrenreich – author of Nickel and Dimed – has died, aged 81. Barbara Pocock celebrates her legacy.
Serena Williams serves in her quarterfinal match during the 2019 Australian Open.
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There is no understating the impact Williams has had on the game itself. But her role in helping sports journalists reimagine the scope of their work is a key part of her enduring legacy.
Mikhail Gorbachev addresses American business executives in 1990.
Monica Attard witnessed the death throes of the USSR – and the birth of a brave new world – as the ABC’s Russia foreign correspondent. In 2022, a return to an Orwellian regime looms.
Scott Morrison campaigning in Darwin, 17 May 2022.
What began as two journalists’ attempt to secure Scott Morrison’s reputation seems likely to tarnish his legacy forever. It’s an eye-watering own goal – and problematic journalism, in various ways.
It’s important that we acknowledge that objectivity is a myth – everyone brings a valuable perspective and lived experience to their work. But the ideal of non-partisan journalism is vital for democracy.
A soldier’s body lies next to a destroyed Russian truck on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2022.
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Many images from the Ukraine war are compelling and distressing depictions of the human costs of war.
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We don’t yet know if Anthony Albanese’s pledge to do politics differently will hold. But the media will do a great disservice to Australians if they remain wedded to their old ways.
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.
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!
“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.
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.