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Christopher Curtis: Why I’m quitting Postmedia to test a new model of journalism

I think about death. I pedal furiously into the night, until lactic acid burns my quads, until the trailer parks and pizza parlours by the lake give way to the hills outside Oka. I pedal beyond the streetlights and the steel towers sending radio waves across the valley. I […]
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Will nonprofit journalism rules now on the books help news organizations in Canada?

Long-awaited updates now offer path for news media to issue tax receipts to donors. But the road to philanthropic journalism is paved with Canada Revenue Agency rules, uncertainty about Canadians’ willingness to give Canadian news organizations looking to set up as nonprofits that issue tax receipts to donors must […]
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The ethics of reporting on incels

Six key strategies for effective and responsible journalism When the highly anticipated Joker movie premièred last fall, some film critics and journalists seized upon the moment to invoke the apparent thematic connection to incels – an internet community established more than two decades ago as a “lonely-hearts” style forum […]
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Community-engaged journalism is both an end and a means to survival

In the era of vulture investors, tech monopolies, and ubiquitous free internet content, the traditional financial structures that once supported journalism have splintered into bits. But so, too, have some long-standing institutional notions about what journalism is and could be. The exacerbation of the local news crisis, propelled by […]
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Finding Common Ground: Habits that May Help

SUMMARY Finding common ground with people you disagree with isn’t easy. Americans increasingly dislike and distrust people they disagree with politically, which can be harmful in a democracy. 1 In this study, the Center for Media Engagement wanted to find out what habits were more common among people that […]
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Will nonprofit journalism rules now on the books help news organizations in Canada?

Long-awaited updates now offer path for news media to issue tax receipts to donors. But the road to philanthropic journalism is paved with Canada Revenue Agency rules, uncertainty about Canadians’ willingness to give Canadian news organizations looking to set up as nonprofits that issue tax receipts to donors must […]
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When Towns Lose Their Newspapers, Disease Detectives Are Left Flying Blind

Credit: Getty Images Maia Majumder was on Twitter earlier this month when she saw a map that terrified her. The map recorded the number of local newspapers in each county across the United States. Large swaths were shaded light pink, denoting a county that had no local newspaper at […]
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Will Canada’s media survive the pandemic? Fifty papers have closed in just the last six weeks

What would happen if the town of Aylmer were to suddenly lose its weekly newspaper? “I think the politicians would be happy to see us go,” says Aylmer Express publisher John Hueston with a chuckle. The paper is not going anywhere any time soon, but it serves as a […]
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In Canada, a government program to support local news tries to determine who’s most deserving

Before the novel coronavirus struck the United States, there was already a small-but-measurable groundswell of support for more government support for local news. But the virus and its devastating effects on advertising — even as the audience for local news has exploded — has accelerated that discussion. (Most recently, […]
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The future of media: more digital and more economic pain, Reuters Institute says

Men wearing protective face masks work at a printing press amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak has prompted a significant increase in news consumption but the economic turmoil is forcing news businesses to accelerate their move to digital, The Reuters Institute […]
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