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Mainstream media sucked in, reports whatever politicians or GM say | Jun 23 2016 | Nick Fillmore | Journalists used to be taught to report not what people say but what they do. What's changed?
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Media studies present charts of doom for news industry | Jun 22 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Last week was a week of media data porn, with the release of studies on media and media consumer behaviour. Unfortunately for the news business, the news is not good.
Don't let Bell's big bad $4 billion bid go unanswered | Jun 22 2016 | rabble staff | Bell Canada's $4 billion bid for Manitoba Telecom (MTS) comes at a time when our media landscape is exceedingly concentrated. Read this and you'll agree that we need more independent media in Canada.
All-woman newspaper in Jordan powers social change in local communities | Jun 21 2016 | Yusur Al Bahrani | Twenty-five women journalists and reporters work on a publication in Zarqa reporting on several issues under tight deadlines.
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Striking Herald workers up pressure on bosses as rival publication grows | Jun 20 2016 | Errol Salamon | The union requires the 57 Herald workers to spend at least 20 hours of their time per week supporting the strike effort to earn strike pay.
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Why newsroom diversity still matters | Jun 17 2016 | John Miller | News media are increasingly giving us a skewed picture of Canada.
The Orlando massacre and The Witness: What's new in the news | Jun 17 2016 | Emily Blake | rabble's bloggers try to make sense of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
rabble is ours -- all of ours -- to use and grow together | Jun 16 2016 | Tonya Surman | It's rabble's 15th anniversary and we called on one of our founders, Tonya Surman -- CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation -- and asked her why rabble is so important.
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The eyedropper and the leaky faucet: Rethinking the subscription model | Jun 15 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Consumers are reaching peak subscription fatigue. We are much happier to give away money from an eyedropper than from a dripping tap we're afraid will never stop leaking.
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Is solutions-based journalism the cure to what ails us? | Jun 8 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | What if journalism is doing it wrong and reporting on the problems is creating a bigger problem? Can solutions-based journalism be the actual solution?
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Chronicle Herald bosses make counter-offer with deep salary cuts, staff layoffs | Jun 3 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Talks broke off Wednesday after management rejected the union offer and counter-offered with an agreement even worse than the one proposed in January.
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Our duty is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable | Jun 2 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Mainstream media acts more and more like corporations than a vital part of democracy. That's why rabble was founded. To recover some of what mainstream media has abandoned.

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