Back in the 1960s, 1970s, and into the ‘80s, almost all of the large newspapers in Canada had a reporter who specialized in labour-management relations. Wilf List covered labour for The Globe and Mail for an amazing 35 years. I wrote a labour relations column for the Toronto Star for 15 years (1968-1982), and the editorial staff of several other papers at the time also included labour columnists as well as labour reporters. Conventions of the largest labour unions and the Canadian Labour Congress attracted dozens of reporters. The names of union presidents were almost as well known as those of prominent politicians and corporate executives. Once a year, in my Star column, I listed, in order, the ten labour leaders I considered the country’s most influential, without having to identify them with much more than their names. Today, not a single daily newspaper employs a labour columnist, much less…
In Twitter essay, Justin Brake responds to Justin Trudeau’s World Press Freedom Day statement.
Twitter and social media are part of modern journalism, and we need to get used to it.
From Concerned Youth of Newfoundland and Labrador: An open letter in support of Justin Brake and the role of good journalism in a turbulent future.
Cynics attempt optimism at CANADALAND panel in Halifax, with mixed results.
Independent reporter to appear in court over same coverage N.L. Human Rights Commission has cited as the reason for his nomination.
Court order includes Independent editor Justin Brake.
James McLeod’s account of the past two years of provincial politics is both irreverent and thoughtful. And that’s precisely the problem with it.
Journalism, like other parts of our democratic system, is in crisis. But raising fees is not the answer.
KIDDING! But this is what we’d say if we really were … 😉
Does today’s reporting risk undermining our democratic system?
Should we believe what we read?