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Vice Canada’s ongoing legal case is about bigger issues in Canadian journalism

Third-party intervenors in yesterday’s appeal by Ben Makuch and Vice Canada provided broader context into the importance and dangers of this case. Vice Canada and Ben Makuch’s lawyer Iain MacKinnon argued that forcing the national security reporter to give up records of his Kik messenger chats with alleged ISIS member Farah Mohamed Shirdon, who is … Continue reading Vice Canada’s ongoing legal case is about bigger issues in Canadian journalism

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How did we get here? Chronicle Herald strike enters thirteenth month

Originally published February 10, 2017. The 55 Halifax Chronicle Herald employees who walked off the job on January 23, 2016 are now in their second year of striking. But in a release dated Feb. 9, the president of the union that represents them said only eight days of that time have been spent at the … Continue reading How did we get here? Chronicle Herald strike enters thirteenth month

Out of Touch

The Toronto Star is delivering the newspaper on tablet, but its audience may be on a different screen Originally published March 24, 2016 Turn on your newspaper—and be prepared for a surprise. According to a November 2015 Toronto Star article by publisher John Cruickshank, the Star Touch tablet app is “the most dynamic, immersive and interactive approach to screen-based storytelling in … Continue reading Out of Touch