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Duncan McCue, left, walks with Rocky James, a podcast guest on CBC’s ‘Kuper Island.’ (Evan Aagaard/CBC Podcasts)

How to decolonize journalism — Podcast

Canadian journalist institutions have failed to address their ongoing colonialism and that has meant that urgent Indigenous issues have been ignored or sensationalized.
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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk

The Toronto Star is making the right move by renaming the Lou Marsh trophy

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.
Bill C-18, the Online News Act, is trying to get the dominant digital platforms to negotiate mutually-acceptable agreements with Canada’s online news outlets. (Shutterstock)

Why Ottawa’s efforts to get Google and Facebook to pay for news content misses the mark

There’s no evidence that news outlets are worse off because of Google, Facebook and other aggregators. If anything, evidence shows that, overall, news outlets would be in worse shape without them.
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.
HuffPost Canada was abruptly shut down on March 9, 2021, by Buzzfeed as part of a broad restructuring plan for the company. This closure came two weeks after two dozen workers filed for union certification. (Shutterstock)

Bottom-up, audience-driven and shut down: How HuffPost Canada left its mark on Canadian media

From prioritizing diversity to a bottom-up editorial process to using traditional marketing practices to develop journalistic stories, HuffPost Canada was a digital-first innovator.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau being interviewed after delivering a budget that promised financial aid for journalism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government funding for journalism: To what end?

The newspaper industry has been asking the federal government for financial assistance for years. Now that Ottawa has revealed its plan, what purpose will it serve to sustain news organizations?
The Canadian government wants to offer financial assistance to the news industry. How will it define what’s journalism? . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist – not a bad thing

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.

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