25 Oct

Media Literacy Resources

14 Sep

Journalists protecting sources: When Don Martin willingly gave up his anonymous source

<p><strong>By Thomas Rose, Law Editor </strong></p><p>The value and credibility of modern journalism rests primarily on the belief that it exists to serve the public good. There is perhaps no greater demonstration of that principle than a reporter who is willing to suffer the consequences of not revealing a source who provides information the public should know about.</p>

25 Jul

Media go to court for access to Omar Khadr

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" Khadr_0.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Image courtesy of Canadian Press</em></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>The CBC, <em>Toronto Star</em> and documentary producer White Pine Pictures are taking the federal government to court to ask that Omar Khadr be allowed to be interviewed by the media.</p>

15 May

Register Before Early Deadline for Winnipeg Investigative Conference

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24 Feb

Is law enforcement turning journalists into agents of state surveillance?

<p><strong>By Thomas Rose, Law Editor</strong></p><p>They’re called "production orders" and they signal what may be a growing trend among law enforcement agencies to co-opt journalists into becoming agents of state surveillance.</p><p>Production orders occur when a judge agrees to a police request to compel media outlets to surrender material obtained by journalists in the course of preparing their news reports. </p>

11 Feb

Grassroots organization launches toolkit for reporting on sexual assault

<p><a href=""><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src="" title="" /></a></p><p><strong>By Mary-Katherine Boss, Student Lounge Editor                        </strong></p><p>A grassroots organization has developed a toolkit to help Canadian journalists do a better job of reporting on sexual assault.</p>

29 Jan

Getting at the truth: Organic answers or misleading information?

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Cecil Rosner</strong></p><p>In the delicate dialogue which media conduct daily with various levels of government, reporters sometimes come away with a feeling they are being misled.</p><p>It's not every day that proof of this suspicion surfaces. But that's exactly what happened in a recent story CBC reported on the testing of organic fruits and vegetables.</p>

7 Jan

New technology Dejero changing how broadcasters do live hits

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Mike McArthur</em></p><p><strong>By Eric Mark Do, Reporter</strong></p><p>When CTV Toronto reporter Colin D'Mello and photojournalist Peter Leclair set out to do four live hits from different locations across the city capturing the severity of a snowstorm, they didn't travel in a traditional satellite or microwave truck. </p>

16 Dec

Queen’s Journal claims student government cut advertising after unflattering editorial

<p><strong>By Mary-Katherine Boss, Student Lounge Editor</strong></p><p>In early September, Queen's University’s student government, the Alma Mater Society (AMS), pulled its advertising from the campus’s student newspaper, <em>The Queen’s Journal. </em>While the AMS said the decision was purely financial, <em>Journal</em> editors see it as a result of its unflattering coverage of the society.</p>

10 Nov

Analyzing Rob Ford’s apologies

<p><strong>By Thomas Rose, J-Source Law Editor</strong><o:p></o:p></p><p>So, what do you think about Rob Ford’s apologies? Were they sincere? Did they display honest contrition? Are you convinced the mayor of Toronto is about to change his ways?<o:p></o:p></p>