As journalists navigate a scandalous story affecting the highest office in our province, remember that most everyone reading or listening to your coverage has been affected by alcoholism. Maybe some are battling alcoholism themselves. Reporters should keep this in mind as we seek accountability. Nova Scotians grappling with substance abuse are watching how we talk about this, and may make the difference between speaking up and seeking help, or suffering in silence.
We protest, we write letters to members of parliament, we picket, but often we don’t really think it’s going to change things in a real sense. Well, think again, activism was a major force behind the demise of Goldboro LNG.
Just a reminder that the Nova Scotia Advocate is always looking for pitches. Our mandate is to tell the stories other media tend to overlook, and amplify the voices of the people you don’t often hear from. You don’t have to be an experienced writer. We will help you, and you’ll find doing journalism is always interesting, and really not as hard as it is cracked up to be.
Weekend video: In a brief ceremony Nova Scotia Advocate journalist Kendall Worth receives a congratulatory certificate from Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill, recognizing his journalism and tireless activism on behalf of people living in poverty.
A new media outlet in Halifax has made it its mission to report on everything you ever wanted to know about Halifax council and its many committees and commissions.
Raymond Sheppard: It amazes me that in this so-called enlightened year of 2021, broadcasting stations in Canada can be so insensitive to people of African descent.
Raymond Sheppard: As an African Nova Scotian elder I was pleased to see the CBC taking steps to embrace African Canadians and “diversity” in all its splendor after so many years. I hope “true and real diversity” becomes part of a new service delivery package. I also hope my excitement is not short-lived.
In a brief on-line ceremony last Thursday Nova Scotia Advocate reporter Kendall Worth was awarded this year’s Lois Miller Tulip Award.
Abbie Lepage: “Representation matters. If you can see it, you can be it. So why is it that despite health professionals widely agreeing about the importance of breast feeding representations of breastfeeding in the local media are so scarce?”
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