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.
In honour of rabble's 17th birthday, Judy Rebick, rabble's co-founder, and Duncan Cameron, president emeritus of rabble, reflect on our impact.
Loreto's suggestion that empathy for Humboldt victims be extended to others elicited death threats and vitriol, and the mainstream media was only too happy to go along.
Canadian journalists didn't support their Palestinian colleagues under fire in Gaza. Instead, they went after a journalism advocacy organization that did.
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.
David J. Climenhaga
Media conspiracy theories and angry right-wing rhetoric may Make Alberta An Environmental Pariah Again, but the result would be a world of hurt.
I tend to see the horrors of manipulation as less striking than the signs of human ability to act independently anyway. How else do you explain unexpected events like Bernie Sanders' surge?
Facebook is just the latest and most sophisticated medium to sell our eyes and attention to advertisers. There's a new media saying that crops up over and over again, a variation on "buyer beware."
There are several commonly known warning signs for intimate partner violence, and Pejcinovski's killer fit at least three of them.
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