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>

24 Oct

Investigating private companies

<p>When it comes to investigating companies, it makes a huge difference whether the corporation is publicly-traded or privately-held.</p><p>Securities regulators ensure that public companies report certain types of information regularly. The best place online to find such information for Canadian companies is <a href=""></a></p><p>But it's a completely different story for private outfits. There are few mandatory reporting requirements. This means investigative journalists have to be more resourceful.</p>

18 Jan

Study finds some newspapers successful with a pay model

An analysis by Steven Brill’s Journalism Online experiment in the New York Times, shows that newspapers charging for online content did not have a significant decline in traffic. The papers […]

25 Jun

New project tracks reports released by government

An online project for journalists that tracks and links to government and NGO reports in Canada, which launched in April, now has more than 170 entries. Reports Canada, a blog […]

16 Feb

It’s the economy — are we stupid?

David Carr has a piece in the New York Times about why business journalism has failed so badly lately. Excerpts: ” “The headline that you will never hear is ‘The […]

21 Feb

Welcome to the machine

By Andrew Flynn The Internet has turned the common business journalist into a kind information commando — the pressure to seek, obtain and quickly disseminate news demands a nimble expert […]

3 Jul

IRE’s Beat Source Guide

Created by Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. This site provides access to reporter contacts, links, and resources searchable by beat.

23 May

Business reporting tutorials

This tutorials page at provides a series of lessons for business reporters prepared by journalism and business professors. Topics include: covering financial markets, using numbers effectively, understanding financial statements, […]

12 Apr

Automobile Pathfinder

GENERAL RESOURCES Glossary of Automotive Terms This site provides a listing of the most common automotive terms, including jargon. It’s set up using an easy-to-browse alphabetical style. The definitions […]

8 Mar

Company/industry sources research guide

This research guide is developed for Ryerson University, and offers a selection of links that are related to companies and industry. COMPANIES section focuses on companies, and the links are […]