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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

missing (indigenous) woman

If you hear a woman is missing, does it make you care more, or less, to discover she’s Indigenous?

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

Perspective

Here’s a story about being a white guy in Canadian media.

Posted on 21 February 2016 and filed under articles, Best Of, big, Canada, journalism, main, media

Teen apologizes to CBC reporter Megan Batchelor for unwanted kiss

“At the moment I thought it was kind of a joke, then I stepped in your shoes, that’s when I kind of realized that it all was not a joke at all. That’s your career — obviously it’s also your body and you have complete control of that and without anyone else’s consent, they do not have the right to do anything to anyone.” Good for him. He […]

Posted on 19 August 2015 and filed under journalism, links, outbound

Truth

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission wants journalists to understand Aboriginal peoples. Here’s where to start.

Posted on 4 June 2015 and filed under Aboriginal, Canada, journalism, main

Prince George Free Press Shutting Down

It is truly a sad day for us here at the Prince George Free Press, and for the community of Prince George.

As of May 1, the Prince George Free Press will cease publishing.

Posted on 30 April 2015 and filed under journalism, links, media, outbound

Killing CBC will not save newspapers

It’s a little late to blame CBC for print’s demise.

Posted on 21 April 2015 and filed under CBC, journalism, Prince George

Journalism 2015

So yesterday, 241 people at CBC stations across the country, including a few I know, were told their jobs are “redundant”. That brings the total for this year alone to 1,400 cut jobs. I remember when I started at CBC. We had tens of millions more in our budget. We had a robust slate of […]

Posted on 17 April 2015 and filed under articles, big, Canada, CBC, journalism, main

Meisner

Remembering a broadcasting legend.

Posted on 2 April 2015 and filed under articles, big, journalism, main, personal, Prince George

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