Opinion and Analysis

Apr 23, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

If a brand can build its own audience on its own digital channels, one could argue it might not need a press release or even a journalist, writes Chris Hogg.

Apr 23, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A digital journalist is still a journalist and must be doing the same work as a print journalist, writes Wayne MacPhail. So why is one employee paid less just because his or her work doesn't end up as ink on cellulose?

Apr 22, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Mark Lever, and the company he works for, sees the future of the newspapers as hyperlocal. That is this kind of entrepreneurial thinking that will revolutionize and revitalize news media, says innovation editor Rob Washburn. 

Apr 21, 2014 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

One reader complained that a CBC Windsor story about a man pretending to be a doctor and handing out prescriptions for medical marijuana wasn't fair to those who actually required marijuana for medical purposes. Esther Enkin believes the headline represented the story and did not display any sort of message about the use of medical marijuana. 

Apr 21, 2014 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

Newspapers are often criticized for flashy or sensational headlines, but Sylvia Stead believes the wording of the Globe's "PQ Crushed" headline was both accurate and necessary.

Apr 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Mindset, a guide for reporting on mental health, will be launched on April 24 in Toronto by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma and CBC News. The former’s president, Cliff Lonsdale, explains why journalists should take as much care selecting words and considering hidden baggage in mental health reporting as in anything else we do. 

Apr 17, 2014 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

Journalists are debating whether using dashes to replace letters in swear words is respectful to readers or if there is a place for profanity in print. Readers know what it means, but do you need to spell it out? 

Apr 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Yes, there is some uneasiness caused by CUP's diminishing finances, but the organization is in for an exciting transformation, writes national executive Jane Lytvynenko. 

Apr 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

I am a proud CUPpie and always will be, writes Robert Murray, but somewhere in the past decade, the Canadian University Press lost its way. When the large papers didn’t get the say they felt they deserved, they left the organization, taking their revenues and resources with them. What those papers left behind was a trail of infighting and petty attacks that brought the needs of individuals ahead of the needs of the group.

Apr 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The new Torstar Business Code of Conduct says employees have to act in the best interests of the company. But, as journalism ethics professor David Swick asks, can Star journalists always act in the best interest of Torstar? What if, for example, a reporter or columnist sees the need to criticize the parent company in the paper?

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