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Consent and Vulnerable Sources

There are no clear journalistic policies on what constitutes informed consent, especially when dealing with vulnerable sources. It’s a complex question. Wendy Norman complained that CBC Labrador Morning...

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Putting Quotes In Context

The complainant, Arthur Milner, thought some reports about Israeli reaction to a UNESCO resolution allowed remarks made by the Israeli Prime Minister to go unchallenged. He felt his assertions were false...

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Public Record vs. Right To Be Forgotten

In this case, the complainant was not asking for her name to be removed completely but that her name be taken out of a headline of a story. LuAnne Sirdiak wanted the headline changed because she thought...

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Balance and Controversial Issues

The complainant, Patricia Maloney, thought an interview with a doctor critical of the rules for dispensing the abortion drug RU-486 was one-sided and failed to acknowledge the dangers of the drug or the...

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Power & Politics Panel - Opinion or Bias

The complainant, Chris Ryan, thought a Power & Politics panelist had been insensitive and inappropriate in his comments about former Liberal cabinet Minister Hunter Tootoo. His opinion was forthright...

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Journalistic Truth -- One Piece At a Time

The complainant, Gregory Duffell, thought a story on The National about Liberal cabinet minister Maryam Monsef was a journalistic failure. He considered it a “cover-up” to counter criticism of the minister...

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Newspapers in Peril

According to data gathered by the Local News Research Project at the Ryerson University School of Journalism, 70 community newspapers have folded across...

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The Glamour of Grammar

Did you know that the word glamour comes from the word grammar? And what do you call a person who owns and runs a restaurant? A restaurateur. What happened...

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