Category Archives: Canadian Press

St. George enters federal campaign: how media frame the economy, Part I

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s federal politicians continue their trek toward election day on October 19th, it’s worth looking at how mainstream journalists frame economic issues and asking what if they framed them differently? What if, for example, journalists asked who gains and who … Continue reading

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St. George enters federal campaign: how media frame the economy, Part I

“Fair” and “balanced” reporting on slaughtering seals

Part I: CP & The Herald

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t was, as they say, deja vu all over again. Ten days after running a Canadian Press wire story on a controversial proposal calling for the slaughter of 143,000 grey seals to see if cod stocks recover in the southern … Continue reading

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“Fair” and “balanced” reporting on slaughtering seals

Part I: CP & The Herald

Soothing words in media reports on dismal economy

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anada’s mainstream media missed their chance to take a critical look at the state of the economy last week, preferring instead to dish out a heaping helping of pablum. The Globe and Mail and the Canadian Press news agency, for … Continue reading

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Soothing words in media reports on dismal economy

Secrecy, suppression and government games

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arilla Stephenson’s column in today’s Halifax Chronicle-Herald should be required reading for anyone who cares about democracy. Stephenson describes how a 95-page municipal auditor’s report on a city financial scandal was withheld from journalists on Tuesday. The report was circulated … Continue reading

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Secrecy, suppression and government games

DePape’s walk-on part in news soap opera

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tephen Harper must have been cursing the news media last week as a 30-second protest on the floor of the Senate upstaged his government’s Speech from the Throne. Journalists gave massive coverage to Brigette DePape and her “Stop Harper” stop … Continue reading

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DePape’s walk-on part in news soap opera

Reporters miss part of story

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My local Halifax paper, the Chronicle- Herald has a beautifully written Canadian Press story on its front page about Brigette DePape’s anti-Harper protest during yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Yes, beautifully written — except for one thing. The story by … Continue reading

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Reporters miss part of story