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CBC ombudsman: Credibility is in the details

The ombudsman said that certain statements made by As It Happens to be very close to defamatory and while it is unlikely the elderly members of a religious order in Ireland would take legal action over malicious statements made by a radio program in Canada, professional journalistic standards and simple decency require As It Happens to publicly correct the false claims they have made.

6 reasons why interviewing real people is awesome

Talking with non-officials and non-experts about their experiences is one of the best parts of being a reporter. Yes, it can be tough. But here are six reasons to keep reaching out to them from Field Notes Editor Julie McCann.

When satire falls flat: Lessons from The Western Gazette’s botched attempt at being funny

“So you want to date your teaching assistant,” which was published by Western University’s student newspaper, in London, Ont., drew criticism from administration, student unions and women’s groups for making light of sexual harassment. Ryan Mallough looks at how and when humour has a role to play in journalism.