Fake news 2.0…

May 28, 2017 Globe and Mail – Eddie Greenspon and Taylor Owen ‘Fake news 2.0’: A threat to Canada’s democracy The authors draw an interesting picture on both experience of “fake news” and the studies around what has happened to date.  … [Read more...]

News and net…

Feb 7, 2017  ABACUS Data – Mark Blevis & David Coletto Matters of Opinion 2017: 8 Things We Learned About Politics, the News, and the Internet Given the flurries around fake news and the struggle of the print media to sustain itself … [Read more...]

Framed…

Jan 25, 2017 Globe and Mail - Tu Thanh Ha Muslim teenager sues Montreal school, alleging he was framed as an extremist In 2015, a joke overheard, a misinterpretation, and suddenly handcuffs and charges followed for a 15 year old Grade 11 Muslim … [Read more...]

Something we used to do…

Jan 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole Abolish solitary confinement for Ontario’s children and youth Solving problems by name changes seems a major part of the struggle to confront the harmful effects of solitary confinement in Ontario.  For … [Read more...]

An uneasy year…

Jan 2, 2017 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour Shower cells, segregation, suicides and reform: A year in the life of Ottawa's troubled jail Troubles have been so many and solutions so resistant that the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre may well be … [Read more...]

Gaps…

Dec 20, 2016 CBC News 'Huge gap' between mental health needs and funding, expert says after health deal fails The negotiations between the feds and the provinces has failed, at least for the moment, clearing $11.5 million off the table.  The … [Read more...]

Bail-out…

Dec 9, 2016 Law and Style Precedent – Daniel Fish Whatever happened to Michael Bryant? You may remember the name Michael Bryant, a former Attorney General of Ontario, who was involved in a car accident that left a cyclist dead and who was … [Read more...]

Twitter venom…

Dec 4, 2016 CBC News – At Issue – Peter Mansfield, Jennifer Ditchburn, Althea Raj, Chantal Hébert Hateful tweets The At Issue panel looks at the racism, misogyny and threats directed at politicians, especially women MP’s but also some … [Read more...]

Robust facts…

Nov 29, 2016  International Press Freedom Awards - Christiane Amanpour Amanpour was recently awarded the Burton Benjamin Award of the International Press Freedom “for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press … [Read more...]

Fake news…

Nov 28, 2016 Ottawa Citizen Editorial (Nov. 25, 2016) You have a role to play in fighting the post-truth era Media everywhere is trying to come to grips with news reporting in what is being called the “Post-truth” era – a time when the truth … [Read more...]