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Robert Hackett, Hanna Araza | Canada's news media, like its economy, are historically and culturally linked to extractivism.
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When will the lights go out at Torstar? The Star Building at One Yonge Street, Toronto … Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | The newspaper business rolled the dice and now they've come up snake eyes. Torstar wants to open an online casino: Joe Atkinson must be spinning in his grave like a roulette wheel.
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Brian Brennan, at left, on the picket line at the Calgary Herald. Renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood can be seen in the centre of the photo. To her right in hat is mystery thriller author Grant McKenzie. Image: Calgary Herald Strike Archive
David J. Climenhaga | For many years, Brian Brennan specialized in writing obituaries, each a polished gem of a few hundred words, with more poetry in them than the readers of a daily newspaper could expect.
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Penney Kome | The Toronto Star has unveiled a new ethics code, one of many available. Reviewing journalism society standards shows a wide variation in priorities and emphasis.
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Monia Mazigh | Social media and mainstream reporting are both shaping dangerous and misleading narratives that, in the long run, are slowly causing the erosion of the real work of journalism.
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Karl Nerenberg | The government and Catherine Tait have committed to making local programming a priority for CBC. That will be hard, given the devastation local services have suffered over a number of decades.
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rabble staff | Do you understand the power of media in making political and social change, and want to do something about the need for a powerful, alternative media voice in Canada? You may be our next Editor!
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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | On November 30, 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear a landmark case for press freedom in Canada.
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Nick Fillmore | The creation of even one sustainable, independent newspaper project anywhere in Canada would be a huge, unprecedented accomplishment.
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Headquarters of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald newspaper on Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax. Photo: Ben MacLeod/Wikimedia Commons
Frances Willick | After 566 days, the strike at the Halifax newspaper is over, but the wounds and divisiveness will take much longer to heal.
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Newspapers on a desk at a hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo: Tony Webster/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Chronicle Herald workers who were on strike for 19 months have mixed feelings about the eight-year deal that passed with 94 per cent approval from the Halifax Typographical Union.
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John Miller | Once proudly independent, Canada's news media are scrambling for handouts.