21 Aug

Madeline Ziniak steps down as OMNI TV national VP

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Ziniak.JPG" title="" /> <strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>OMNI Television’s national vice-president Madeline Ziniak has decided to step down after a 34-year career.</p><p>She will leave in October to pursue new opportunities with ethnic media, said a press release from OMNI’s parent company, Rogers Media.</p>

18 Aug

The future of immigrant journalism in Canada

<p><strong>By George Abraham</strong></p><p>I was never cut out to be a pioneer or an entrepreneur; risk-taking is just not in my DNA. My friends know me as a follower rather than a leader: a conformist. </p>

11 Aug

Ombudswoman: Brunswick News needs more female voices

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Graham_11.JPG" title="" /><strong>By Patricia Graham, Brunswick News ombudswoman</strong></p><p>The timing was serendipitous. In late June, three university professors published a research paper titled “Where are the Women? The Presence of Female Columnists in U.S. Opinion Pages”. The answer was neither unusual nor unfamiliar: they are still too few and far between on opinion pages.</p>

25 Mar

Updated: JHR northern Ontario initiative gets mixed reaction

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>JHR trainer Kimberly Stintson leading a photography session with mentees in Fort Severn. Photo courtesy of Robin Pierro.</em></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p>

24 Mar

Star public editor: The women’s revolution is not done yet

<div style="clear:none;"><img alt="" class="imagecache-medium-left inline-image" src=" English_2_1_23.JPG" title="" /><p><strong>By Kathy English, public editor of the <em>Toronto Star</em></strong></p><p>I am of mixed mind about the day we devote to celebrating the rights of the women of the world.</p>

4 Mar

Canadian sports vet calls for change in reporting on the Paralympics

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Geordon Omand</strong></p><p>With the 2014 Winter Olympics wrapped up in Sochi, Russia, one veteran Canadian Para-Athletics coach is calling for a change in the way reporters cover a parallel and often-overshadowed sporting event. The media need to understand that Paralympics is a legitimate sporting event, said David Greig, a former national coach for talent development with Athletics Canada.</p>

30 Jan

Does an aboriginal Canadian need to be “drumming, dancing, drunk or dead” to make the news?

<p><strong>By Duncan McCue</strong></p><p>An elder once told me the only way an Indian would make it on the news is if he or she were one of the 4Ds: drumming, dancing, drunk or dead.</p><p>C’mon, I said, that’s simplistic. I can show you all kinds of different news stories—about aboriginal workers running a forestry operation, an aboriginal student winning a scholarship or an aboriginal group repatriating a sacred artifact.</p>

14 Jan

Surprised? Canadian newspaper columnists are mostly male, middle-aged

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src=" newspapers_0.PNG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Dylan C. Robertson</strong></p><p>Canada’s newspaper columnists are mostly male and mostly middle-aged, according to a J-Source survey of 339 columnists.</p>

5 Sep

JHR study shows aboriginal issues get less than 1 per cent of Ontario media coverage

<p>A new <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Journalists for Human Rights study</a> shows that aboriginal issues are barely on the radar of most Ontario media outlets.</p>

22 Aug

Globe public editor: Bradley or Chelsea? How The Globe will refer to Private Manning

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src="" title="" /> <strong>By Sylvia Stead, public editor of The Globe and Mail</strong></p><p>Thursday morning, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Private Bradley Manning announced</a> that he is a female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.</p>