Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano on the decline of press freedom in Canada
And how the industry outsources much of its riskiest work to freelance photographers and videographers like themselves
December 6, 2021
#376 What Is Black Press, And Did Victoria Police Re-Write Its News Story?
News stories are frequently updated, clarified or corrected online, after they've been published. But when there's no disclosure that a story has been changed, something's usually up.
July 5, 2021
A glimpse into a local-news content factory
"You were encouraged to talk to the least amount of people as possible" when reporting a story, says a former Black Press journalist
July 5, 2021
#335 Why It’s Illegal to Protest In Alberta
A new law in Alberta is Jason Kenney’s latest front in the oil war.
July 27, 2020
#252 Canada Is Working Exactly As Intended
A front-page story tells us that Canada is broken. Is it, or is this exactly how the country was designed to work? And, as a senior editor leaves the CBC, our national broadcaster pivots to audience.
March 4, 2020
#251 Heard It Through The Pipeline
Do journalists need to be protestors to get better access to Wet'suwet'en solidarity actions? Plus, the Teck Frontier oilsands mine withdraws its application and who the media is blaming will shock you - or not.
February 27, 2020
#58 A Seizure Of Political Power In Wet’suwet’en Territory
A look at the ongoing crisis around pipelines and rail blockades, Teck withdraws its plans for a $20 billion mine and Conservative MPs demand justice for Alberta.
February 25, 2020
#250 Wet’suwet’en Coverage Is Still Pretty Bad
Jason Kenney’s War Room sets its sights on that white whale of fake news: The New York Times. And as protests spread, reporting on Wet’suwet’en remains fairly feeble.
February 20, 2020
The Reporting Gap In The Wet’suwet’en Crisis
Without real reporting from on the ground, on reserve in Northern BC, basic facts will remain unclear
February 18, 2020
By Robert Jago
#249 Christie Blatchford’s Complicated Legacy
Jordan Peterson’s familial PR team, Christie Blatchford’s legacy, Ezra Levant’s civil disobedience, and the campaign to discredit national protests.