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News, lies and videotape: The legitimation crisis in journalism | Mar 5 2015 | James R. Compton, Paul Benedetti | There is a core contradiction at the heart of journalism. The public interest is giving way to the advancement of private interests.
How do we get real political debate this federal election? | Mar 4 2015 | Doug Howat | What is a useful measure of a leader? Is it regurgitating talking points on live t.v. or a focus on actual real change and solutions?
Meghan Sali wants to take your voices to Ottawa. Lend her your words | Mar 3 2015 | Eva Prkachin | Our own Meghan Sali has been invited to present the pro-Internet community’s concerns about the government's new anti-privacy Bill S-4. What should she say?
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Extreme weather alert: Climate change is real | Feb 26 2015 | Amy Goodman | Meteorologists, especially those on the television news programs, have a duty to state the cold, hard facts: Climate change is real, it is a planetary threat, and there is plenty we can do about it.
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Off with their heads! Exposing the new feudalism | Feb 20 2015 | Murray Dobbin | In the last few weeks, news stories have emerged that suggest the West is beginning to devolve into a kind of new feudalism. Are we seeing the signs of a new feudal order?
Not Rex: On the demise of Sun TV | Feb 19 2015 | Humberto DaSilva | In the free market of ideas, Sun News went bankrupt. Good riddance.
It's time for media to stop enabling the Fraser Institute's misleading practices, lack of rigour and cheap embargoes | Feb 19 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | I expect today's "study" from the Fraser Institute will make claims about the cost of public services in Alberta that are unsupported by the evidence but heavily spun in a press release.
We have good news! Also some terrible, horribly depressing, downright awful news | Feb 18 2015 | rabble staff | We need to reach a lot more people -- and win over many new readers just like you -- before election day arrives in October. Here is how you can help.
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Jon Stewart leaves us a model for a different political practice | Feb 13 2015 | Rick Salutin | We can learn a thing or two from Jon Stewart about political debate. He freely admitted his positions were "informed" by his leftishness but that's all, they weren't determined by it.
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Economics for journalists? From the Fraser Institute? Biased? | Feb 12 2015 | Donald Gutstein | The right-wing think-tank the Fraser Institute offers an economics for journalists training program. What could possibly go wrong?
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BREAKING DRIVEL! Mud on its face, a big disgrace, Sun News Network perishes from the earth | Feb 12 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | In its short life, Sun News Network can take credit for having permanently debased Canadian public discourse.
Chocolate, schmocolate! Show your love of independent media | Feb 12 2015 | rabble staff | For some it's a great tradition, for others a "Hallmark holiday." No matter what your view, we hope rabble is in your heart this Valentine's Day.


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People's Journalism: Reporting under Fire

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