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A rock with the message ‘Every Child Matters’ painted on it sits at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., in July 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

We fact-checked residential school denialists and debunked their ‘mass grave hoax’ theory

Contrary to what some ‘denialists’ believe, research shows that Canadian media outlets did not help circulate a ‘mass grave hoax’ regarding unmarked graves at former Indian Residential Schools.
Google and Meta have said they will strip Canadian news from their platforms in response to new federal legislation forcing tech giants to pay publishers for news they share through their services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bill C-18: Google and Meta spark crucial test for Canadian journalism

A series of crises in the Canadian media sector will become a crucial test for what the country’s media landscape could and should look like in the 21st century.
The Online Streaming Act aims to level the playing field between streaming giants and legacy Canadian radio and television broadcasters. (Shutterstock)

How the Online Streaming Act will support Canadian content

The Online Streaming Act is set to soon become law in Canada. The act is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to support BIPOC content.
Copies of the ‘Montreal Gazette’ are shown on a newsstand in Montréal on Feb. 16, 2023. Local Montréal businessman Mitch Garber has expressed interest in buying the newspaper. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal Gazette: A case for the local ownership of community news media

Local media ownership brings a level of accountability to the news business and offers benefits to communities by increasing voter turnout, reducing polarization and saving communities money.
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.
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.
In the aftermath of her dismissal, alleged statements about Lisa LaFlamme’s grey hair by CTV executives have ignited debates around the expectations placed on the physical appearance of women. (Bell Media)

Grey hair: Fine for George Clooney but not Lisa LaFlamme?

For many men, grey hair is just part of getting older, but for women, going grey can have major consequences.
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.
Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news stories, escalating a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Facebook vs. Australia — Canadian media could be the next target for ban

Facebook recently removed Australian news stories from its site. If Ottawa follows Australia’s lead, Facebook might do the same in Canada.

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