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>

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>

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>

24 Oct

2013 Joseph Howe Symposium features top investigative journalists

<p>Traditional investigative journalism has been under assault in North America. Sweeping cutbacks in newsroom budgets, the resulting layoffs and a shift to a 24-hour news cycle have made it harder to pay for the kind of in-depth work that is needed in a healthy democracy.</p><p>New ways of paying for and doing investigative work have tried to fill the gap. They are the focus of this weekend's Joseph Howe Symposium at the University of King's College in Halifax. Top investigative journalists will address the conference theme, Investigative Journalism: Why it still matters.</p>

24 Oct

Behind-the-scenes: How UBC journalism students uncovered the roots of global illegal logging

<p><strong>By Keith Rozendal</strong></p><p>We covered 29,000 kilometres in 11 days to get our story. Why? It’s on our course syllabus.</p>

23 Oct

Global investigative journalism conference draws record numbers

<p><strong>By Cecil Rosner, Investigative Journalism editor</strong></p><p>Journalists from nearly 90 countries traded stories and techniques at this year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference, discussing everything from corruption scandals in Ukraine to an undercover expose of child murders in Ghana.</p>