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Paul Godfrey set records for firing journalists. So why is he in the News Hall of Fame? | Nov 26 2015 | John Miller | Even Paul Godfrey acted surprised when he was installed in Canada's News Hall of Fame this week.
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A message to the media: I am more than just violence | Nov 25 2015 | Billy-Ray Belcourt | The first-ever Indigenous Rhodes Scholar responds to the misreporting in media accounts of their achievement and offers some tips to the media.
Photo: Chris O'Gorman welcomes labour beat reporter Chris O'Gorman | Nov 18 2015 | rabble staff | is happy to announce that Chris O'Gorman will be joining the team as our labour beat reporter for 2015-16.
Vancouver Province newspaper strike, 1946 -- City of Vancouver Archives
Are we seeing the death of newspapers? | Nov 10 2015 | John Miller | The industry isn't sustainable. Worse: We might not like what replaces ink on paper.
Joseph Howe
Succession planning: what do we do when the great Canadian newspapers die off? | Nov 9 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | We Canadians need to do some serious "succession planning," to determine who or what will do the vital job done by our once-great newspapers.
Margo Goodhand
So long, Suns? Frank Magazine says Postmedia will merge dailies in Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa | Nov 7 2015 | David J Climenhaga | Edmonton Journal editor-in-chief says the report her paper will be merged with the Edmonton Sun, both now operating out of the same building, makes no sense.
Remembering Ali Mustafa, supporting radical media-makers | Nov 4 2015 | Scott Neigh | Datejie Green and Chris Webb talk about remembering grassroots journalist and radical organizer Ali Mustafa, and supporting young people doing similar work today.
It's time for Canadians to demand the local and community media policy we deserve | Nov 4 2015 | Cathy Edwards, Meg Borthwick | Tomorrow is the deadline for Canadians (that's you) to tell the CRTC how it should update its local and community TV policy. TV? Who watches TV anymore?
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Want democratic reform? Let's start with newspapers. | Oct 30 2015 | Murray Dobbin | When we talk about democratic reform, as we will be talking in the months and years ahead as a result of this landmark election, we absolutely must include the reform of the newspaper in Canada.
Eleven Years in Your Ears - New Directions in Podcasting - rabble radio October 2015 | Oct 30 2015 | Victoria Fenner | The rabble podcast network is 10 years old this year. Indian and Cowboy is one year old. That makes 11 years of podcasting!
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Digitally native stories: Media-making for the Internet | Oct 28 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Readers today are mobile, visual, easily distracted but also can be rabidly engaged. To captivate them, organizations need to explore all the storytelling tools easily available.
The Community Media Convergence appeals to supporters | Oct 26 2015 | rabble staff | With a contracted consultation period the CRTC seems poised to ignore community media

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