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Dear fellow journalists, please stop sharing that ‘scientific study’ about us having low-functioning brains and drinking too much

It’s based on a sample size of 21, uses old wive’s tales and has no peer review.

Posted on 22 May 2017 and filed under articles, journalism, main

representation and free labour

on asking others to explain themselves for free

Posted on 19 May 2017 and filed under articles, journalism, main, personal

The second Facebook profile experiment

TL;DR: I’ve made a new Facebook profile designed from the ground-up to be an effective tool for me to use as a journalist.

Posted on 29 April 2017 and filed under articles, comments, journalism, main, social media

Reporting on polls

Writing in iPolitics, Paul Adams criticizes not polls, but reporters who don’t understand polls. Part of it is reporters who ignore the margin of error, reporting on polls showing a “clear winner” rather than a possible winner, but maybe not, because there’s a margin of error: “If you look at the final polling forecast from […]

Posted on 25 January 2017 and filed under articles, journalism, main

Indigenous Canadians and the bus plunge

” Indigenous people, I’m afraid, haven’t rated very highly on that unspoken hierarchy. Canadians evidently do not consider Indigenous people proximate — and the less proximate the subject, the more indifferent the audience.”

Posted on 8 September 2016 and filed under articles, journalism, main, media

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