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>

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>

11 Jul

Journalists for Human Rights launches new program in northern Ontario

<p><strong>By Tamara Baluja</strong></p><p>Journalists for Human Rights is turning its attention to Canada for the first time in its 11-year history.</p><p>While the Toronto-based NGO has trained journalists mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, it launched a new program in northern Ontario that seeks to increase Aboriginal-Canadian participation in local and national media.</p>

4 Jul

Shades of language: Looking into Canadian media coverage of Quebec

<p><strong>By Shannon O’Reilly, </strong><strong>for <a href=""><em>Convergence</em></a></strong></p><p>Pauline Marois hadn’t even been sworn in as Quebec’s new premier before debate began that a move to ensure French as the predominant language would mean a lesser voice for the En­glish speaking population.</p>

14 Jun

Access granted: AMI makes media available for all Canadians

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13 Jun

Opinion: Why Canadian media should not shy away from religion reporting

<p><strong>By Vanessa Santilli</strong></p><p>Regardless of your religious affiliation — or whether you're a believer or not — it's hard to deny that many Canadians believe in something greater than themselves.</p><p>According to recent data from the 2011 National Household Survey, 76 per cent of Canadians still identify with a religion. But the number of beat reporters covering religion for secular publications has declined over the years, says Joyce Smith, graduate program director for the Ryerson School of Journalism.</p>