Stereotypes, ignorance and bias are very much part of the way many of Nova Scotia’s reporters tell the stories of African Nova Scotians, Mi’kmaq people and immigrants. By and large that was the consensus that emerged during a well-attended panel discussion at the University of King’s College last Friday.
Mary Campbell, an independent journalist in Cape Breton, is getting the silent treatment from the person in charge of media relations at CBRM because she is not happy about Campbell’s reporting. Not only is the criticism unwarranted, Campbell suggests, it also makes it difficult for her to do her job. Who is to say what is and isn’t balanced reporting?
One year ago today we posted our first story on the Nova Scotia Advocate. A look back, and some exciting (we think) announcements to kick off year number two.
Our 15 most-read stories in 2016.
Delighted and proud to issue the Nova Scotia Advocate’s first call for (paid) submissions. We’ve been paying some of our writers for a while, now we want to do even more. Read this post for all the specs. And many thanks to all our generous readers who donated and made this possible. Paywalls aren’t an option for us, since so many of our readers are poor. Great to see people recognize that and come through big time.
Check out this weekend’s video on the Halifax Media Co-op, shot in 2009. Of course the HMC is now on hiatus. I say, let a hundred Bousquets and Googoos bloom.
Stop arresting journalists in Labrador or anywhere. Pretty embarrassing that you have to write an op-ed to make that point.
Timothy Gillespie, a journalist who covers the goings on in the Town of Shelburne is facing a Facebook death threat because of a story he wrote. The moderator, a Baptist minister, refused to take the post down. The police say they can’t do anything about it. Sure, small town politics gets heated, but this is ridiculous.