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News or Not?

Join CBC Manitoba’s Regional Communications and Marketing Manager, Gabriela Klimes for a webinar on fake news, journalism and you. Middle and high school teachers everywhere are encouraged to register their classes to participate. (CBC) Hey teachers! Are you covering media literacy with your classes? Have you ever read something […]
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Canada’s Online News Act: Repeating Australia’s mistakes?

The government should reconsider the plan for a bargaining code between news outlets and tech giants and consider revenue redistribution instead. The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently tabled the Online News Act , a proposed news media bargaining code law similar to one that Australian authorities have […]
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Canadian media workers experience higher rates of mental illness, report says

Matthew Pearson, Dave Seglins and Tracey Lindeman outlined the findings of the Taking Care survey at the Canadian Association of Journalists conference in Montreal on May 27. [Photo provided by Matthew Pearson] WARNING: SUICIDE This article contains mention of suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with […]
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“The differences seem to be growing”: A look at the rising generation of news consumers

Last week, Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released its annual report on digital news, which we covered broadly here . Below, Kirsten Eddy , a research fellow at RISJ, pulled out some of her findings on how young people consume news. Media organizations around the world […]
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When Local Newspapers Fold, Polarization Rises. Here’s What You Can Do

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rising energy costs and our ongoing struggles with the coronavirus pandemic take up a lot of our attention these days. But there’s more going on a lot closer to home — you just might not know it, because your local newspaper is gone. More than […]
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How college students can help save local news

An Endicott College student covers Election Day in November 2020 in a Massachusetts community as part of the college’s news-academic partnership with Gannett Media. The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and […]
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Local papers lose out to Facebook as UK towns become ‘news deserts’

Local Facebook groups have supplanted local newspapers as the default source of information in many British towns, according to a report into so-called “news deserts”. The catastrophic financial collapse of the local news industry over the last two decades has destroyed the business model of local newspapers, according to […]
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How do journalists reach those suspicious of media? First, by reporting fully and fairly

Survey finds that while trust in traditional media is up, so are concerns journalists purposely mislead people through falsehoods and exaggeration. At a time when issues of health, social restrictions and economic anxiety have dominated the news, it’s perhaps no surprise that concerns about trust in media and misinformation […]
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How college students can help save local news

An Endicott College student covers Election Day in November 2020 in a Massachusetts community as part of the college’s news-academic partnership with Gannett Media. The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and […]
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Opinion Pieces (Including This One) Are Ruining the Internet

A woman looks at her phone screen. When choosing what headlines to interact with, our brains will often pick opinion pieces over reported articles with more ambiguity FrankHoermann/SVEN SIMON/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images On Danish television recently, a conspiracy theorist named Michael Kastis was describing what he believed to be Bill Gates’ […]
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