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CAJ launches 2020 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey

2022-11-17T17:04:46-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey—Canada’s first representative survey of diversity in media.  The survey comes following three years of consultations with experts in survey design and media diversity and will help tell a story—with hard data—about who works in Canadian media.  “The glaring lack of diversity in Canadian newsrooms is no secret,” said CAJ past president Karyn Pugliese. “But without sufficient data collection, it is impossible to understand the full scope of the problem and, ultimately, work towards a Canadian media landscape that reflects the society [...]

CAJ launches 2020 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey2022-11-17T17:04:46-05:00

Access to information crisis leaves journalists, Canadians in the dark amid COVID-19 second wave

2022-11-17T17:13:51-05:00

HALIFAX, TORONTO—As the COVID-19 pandemic’s second-wave continues to sweep across much of the country, the federal government has maintained a very cavalier approach to meeting its legal obligations under Canada’s Access to Information Act.  According to a 21 October report in the Winnipeg Free Press, less than half of federal access to information offices are currently operating at full capacity. This is because many departments have de-prioritised the processing of access to information requests, which has not been treated as “a critical service”, resulting in serious backlogs and no clear guidelines about when requests will be answered.  The pandemic is [...]

Access to information crisis leaves journalists, Canadians in the dark amid COVID-19 second wave2022-11-17T17:13:51-05:00
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