Stories We Broke
Peter Mansbridge gave a paid speech to an Oil Sands lobby group
A leaked document shows that the Globe and Mail tried to force all staff journalists to write advertorials
The Globe and Mail was about to endorse Kathleen Wynne but was forced by management at the last moment to endorse Tim Hudak
A leaked document reveals the CBC’s incomprehensible Digital Strategy
Rogers gives user data to police and probably charges them for it
Toronto Life’s story on the shooting of Sammy Yatim is basically identical to the one told by the killer’s defense attorney
The Vancouver Sun ran a travel story on Tibet, filled with pro-China opinions, that was sponsored by China’s government
The CBC sat on Snowden leaks about Canadian government spying for months because Terry Milewski refused to work on them with Glenn Greenwald
CBC producer who witnessed Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual harassment steps forward
CBC management transferred Q Producer who warned them about Ghomeshi
A CBC manager didn’t just ban Linden MacIntyre from the air for criticizing Peter Mansbridge, she actually tried to spike his final investigation
Amanda Lang reported on RBC and interfered with a CBC colleague’s investigation of RBC after she had taken RBC’s money and while she was dating an RBC board member
SUN News TV to shut down
VICE violated law against age discrimination
Global News killed a doc about the Koch Brothers and the Oil Sands at the last minute, then fired its producer
Kevin Donovan breaks rank with his editor in chief, his publisher and the Toronto Star’s public editor, stands by retracted HPV story
An Irving Media newspaper editor was a secret guest at a government vacation lodge and publisher Jamie Irving knew about it. The editor and colleagues colluded to tamper with government documents to hide it
A Parliamentary Press Gallery reporter says a colleague threatened her at work
Kathleen Wynne softens her own proposed bill in a way that benefits her own libel lawsuit
Postmedia censors cartoon about Postmedia-SUN deal
HBO content that criticizes Scientology not shown on HBO Canada
CBC pulled and edited a documentary on voluntourism at the last minute after Kielburger’s voluntourism company complained
Mike Duffy hired journalists to write a speech and clean up his online reputation
CBC’s internal Ghomeshi investigation won’t investigate CBC management
CBC president and top exec won’t say if they planned to cover-up the Ghomeshi scandal
The RCMP banned a reporter from their news conference because they didn’t like his coverage or his disrespectful tone
CBC bans reporters from using the term “Armenian Genocide”
Postmedia’s Toronto HQ forces Edmonton Journal to endorse Jim Prentice
Jian Ghomeshi’s accusers are dreading Kevin Donovan’s book
RCMP officer tells C-51 protester he could be branded a terrorist for “attacking the economy”
Maclean’s publishes racist column by Barbara Amiel in print edition but hides it from the Internet
Ezra Levant banned and ejected his critic from an “open, non-partisan, public” meeting
Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon got a Canadian music grant but has released no Canadian music
Paul Watson resigns from The Toronto Star after he is banned from reporting on journalist John Geiger
Globe and Mail launches committee to fix “deficiencies in our culture related to gender” after four top female editors leave
Canadian Geographic magazine sold favourable cover stories and more to advertisers, without disclosing it to readers
Oil Sands lobby group paid for public school lessons about the Oil Sands, which they were allowed to edit
Student newspaper criticizes student government, gets evicted from student building
Buck 65 told his exes and his readers he was jailed for a false assault accusation, then said he wasn’t
National Post management censored a Margaret Atwood column that was approved and published by top editors
Many Canadian news orgs ran flawed reports about Alad Kurdi’s death and a lack of clear corrections has allowed even more flawed versions of the story to proliferate
Fahmy criticized Harper government; planned to attend opposition party events
Andrew Coyne resigned from the National Post
The Walrus is in disarray over allegations of abuse and unethical editorial decisions
VICE edited a story to take out references of harassment problems at the office of their business partner, Rogers
The co-founder of The Walrus says the magazine violated charity rules
Jian Ghomeshi’s bail was quietly relaxed
Guests on Canada’s cable politics shows are overwhelmingly male
Nova Scotia’s provincial NDP won’t speak to Chronicle Herald “scabs” during their strike
Most Canadian news papers won’t say how diverse their newsrooms are
An independent journalist was barred from the Ontario legislature
Liberal party co-branded an ad campaign with Bell, who were lobbying them at the time
The son of the judge in the Ghomeshi trial worked at the same law firm as Ghomeshi’s lawyer’s brother
Before Jian Ghomeshi drove a yellow Volkswagen, he drove a yellow Volkswagen
Bell was the only company considered for a publicity contract with the federal tourism board
A new wave of harassment claims emerged throughout the CBC
Bell radio hosts were ordered not to express opinions of Marineland, because it was a sponsor
The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador blocked a man dressed as Pikachu from a press conference
We found out how much the CBC really pays Peter Mansbridge
In Saskatchewan the media are major donors to the ruling Saskatchewan Party
A freelancer at The Walrus accused the magazine of stealing her pitch
Globe reporter on diamond mine beat accepts jewellery store gift
Canadian coverage of HIV assaults is racist
No one knows how diverse Canada’s private broadcasters are
CBC is publishing advertorials
Ontario has a VIP health program for Canadian and foreign dignitaries
The Walrus inflated its circulation numbers in government grant applications