Red Deer, a city of about 100,000, isn’t the only place in the country where the crisis in local journalism is reshaping political coverage in advance of the October 21 federal electionView More What the Death of Local News Means for the Federal Election
Three quarters of Brampton’s population are ethnic minorities, but local media has yet to catch up. A recent survey of diversity in Brampton newsrooms shows that on average, only 39.5 per cent of staff are…View More How Diverse Are Brampton Newsrooms?
To improve newsroom diversity, La Presse recruited outside of francophone journalism schools. An office’s group shot usually exudes pride, but this one caused embarrassment. In December 2016, Quebec’s La Presse published one of its entire organization. The…View More Why La Presse Started an Internship Geared Towards Minority Reporters and First Nations Peoples
The crisis in local journalism is well documented, most extensively in a report last January by the Public Policy Forum, and by others who have painted in detail the corrosive effects of cutbacks to local newsrooms and the shuttering of…View More New TVO Ontario Hubs might be Model for Supporting Local Journalism
In the early ’90s, Ryerson University professor emeritus John Miller conducted a study on the visual representation of minority groups in Canadian newspapers. He looked at which section photos appeared in, how many featured people…View More How Stats and Hiring Strategies Can Help Address Newsroom Diversity