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Gawker and Craigslist: A tale of two sites | Aug 31 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | It's hard to imagine two sites more different than Gawker and Craigslist, or two people more diametrically opposed than their founders. But each, in their own way, have shaped the journalism of today.
Calling progressive student journalists: rabble.ca wants you! | Aug 30 2016 | rabble staff | rabble.ca and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) are teaming up to find Canada's next progressive student journalists.
How should Canada support Canadian content? | Aug 28 2016 | We can do more than export of cute cat pictures.
Leaked document reveals EU Commission plans to go ahead with link tax | Aug 26 2016 | Ruth Coustick-Deal | Recent leaked Impact Assessment shows the European Commission intend to push ahead with link tax and ignore public consultation process.
Olympic athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton. Photo: filip bossuyt/flickr
Our media's sad, unsavoury relationship with 'native' ad content | Aug 24 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Mainstream media can't have it both ways. It can't pretend that increasingly depending on sponsored native content to boost its bottom line will have no impact on how it produces news.
Now out of prison, Mohamed Fahmy continues his fight for free expression | Aug 18 2016 | Penney Kome | Public pressure pulled him out of Egypt's notorious Scorpio prison just last year. Now he's helping journalists and researchers imprisoned abroad.
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The face of Canadian journalism is still white -- and it's time to push back | Aug 18 2016 | Joanna Chiu | Canada likes to imagine itself as a multicultural and diverse society. But its media simply doesn't reflect this belief -- and that's got to change.
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The coming demise of Star Touch | Aug 17 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | What can we learn from the sad fate of the Toronto Star's Star Touch tablet fiasco and its imminent demise?
Felix Molina with Honduran Military Police
Being a journalist in Honduras is likely to get you killed. And it could be Canada's fault. | Aug 17 2016 | Duncan Pike | Honduran Journalist Felix Molina survived two assassination attempts in one day. Filmmaker Jesse Freeston tells CJFE why Molina was targeted and how Honduras came to be so dangerous for media workers.
Fighting marginalization in the community radio and television sectors | Aug 10 2016 | Scott Neigh | Laith Marouf and Kristiana Clemens talk about the work of the Community Media Advocacy Centre.
Ears on the earth: Making media free | Aug 8 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Montreal is the place to be this week -- starting with The World Forum for Free Media.
Chief Wahoo should be let go in favour of alternative team logo | Jul 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | It's time the Cleveland Indians got rid of their racist logo and went with one of many possible alternatives.

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