Media Matters


Michelle Rempel is a feminist. The mainstream media? Not so much. | May 3 2016 | Nora Loreto | What is lost in our discourse when the mainstream press marginalizes progressive and critical voices?
Photo: flickr/Michael
The Globe and Mail ignores Wente's plagiarism | May 2 2016 | John Miller | Without an investigation, the paper stands by its columnist. But shouldn't the Globe do a thorough investigation, like the other papers that have found themselves in the same position?
What in the world is the World Social Forum? | May 2 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Activists from around the world will be coming to Montreal from August 9-14, 2016. Hear ye, hear ye!
Spotlight on homeless deaths | Apr 30 2016 | Cathy Crowe, Naheed Dosani | Investigative journalism makes a difference in the court of public opinion and social policy.
Promising, paid internships at unionized media disappearing as industry crumbles | Apr 29 2016 | Errol Salamon | Aspiring journalists are at risk of losing these opportunities to become better journalists as media companies continue to cut jobs in order to reduce organizational spending.
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Insightful Parkland study of how media covers workplace injuries helps put yesterday's tragedy in perspective | Apr 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Media and employers cannot be depended on to make Alberta workplaces safer. Only government can do this job. A new report by the Parkland Institute shows the way.
Image: Roy Blumenthal/flickr
Celebrating the power of independent media in an age of consolidation | Apr 28 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Even in this high-tech digital age, all we get is static: that veil of distortion, misrepresentations and half-truths that obscure reality. We need a media that covers power, not covers for power.
Photo: RicLaf/flickr
Journalism and democracy in the Chronicle Herald strike | Apr 27 2016 | Andrew Biro | The Chronicle Herald strike shows how labour disputes are often about struggles over expertise and authority in the work process. And it shows the importance of responsible journalism for a democracy.
Photo: flickr/Eva Blue
Free advice for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly | Apr 27 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The still-new Minister of Canadian Heritage has launched an ambitious project to rethink all federal cultural policies and institutions. The consultation process is still in its infancy.
Photo: Hiroki Nakamura/flickr
Shakeup? Lobby firms launch new publications to compete in a previously comfortable niche under the dome | Apr 26 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | These new publications have the potential to upset the applecart for the folks who used to have this business to themselves.
Image: Can Pac Swire/flickr
The Globe and Mail's problem goes much deeper than Margaret Wente | Apr 26 2016 | John Miller | Her plagiarism is the least of The Globe and Mail's problems. The rot goes to the top.
Who will win the digital revolution? | Apr 21 2016 | Victoria Fenner | A talk by Robert McChesney and John Nichols based on their book "People Get Ready - The Fight Against the Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy."

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