Protected: National NewsMedia Council Notice of Annual General Meeting

Protected: National NewsMedia Council Notice of Annual General Meeting

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New guides promote best practices for reporting on difficult subjects

New guides promote best practices for reporting on difficult subjects

Good reporting on difficult subjects comes with unique sets of challenges—whether covering mental health issues, trauma, or complex social service systems. Fortunately, there are several resources journalists can consult to guide them in their work.

FYI Complaints We Heard: News vs advertising – May 1, 2019

FYI Complaints We Heard: News vs advertising – May 1, 2019

One of the regular categories of complaints to the NNC involves the distinction between news and advertising. While standard practice consists of clear distinctions between advertising and journalism, emerging niche markets and new forms of sponsored content sometimes make these distinctions more difficult for readers to identify.

Ryerson University and the NNC release new report: Good News, Bad News: A snapshot of conditions at small-market newspapers in Canada

Ryerson University and the NNC release new report: Good News, Bad News: A snapshot of conditions at small-market newspapers in Canada

TORONTO, April 29, 2019 – Ryerson University’s Local News Research Project, in partnership with the National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC), is pleased to announce the publication of its new report: Good News, Bad News: A snapshot of conditions at small-market newspapers in Canada. The report’s findings provide invaluable insight into questions about workload, audience engagement, the use of digital tools, and journalistic ethics and standards for print publications with a daily/weekly circulation below 50,000 copies. Some of the report’s …

FYI Complaints We Heard: Photo of tragic event, editorials and letters to the editor – April 11, 2019

FYI Complaints We Heard: Photo of tragic event, editorials and letters to the editor – April 11, 2019

The NNC mediates complaints and issues decisions on breaches of journalistic standards. In cases where there are no grounds for a complaint or evidence of a breach, readers may still have questions about a journalistic issue. Part of what we do at the NNC is to provide explanations to those questions. Here are some of the issues we heard in recent weeks and how we handled them.

Canadaland hosts NNC on latest podcast episode

Canadaland hosts NNC on latest podcast episode

Canadaland’s Jesse Brown sat down with Executive Director Pat Perkel and Executive Chair John Fraser of the National NewsMedia Council to discuss the NNC’s role in upholding accountable journalism, and the challenges involved in issues raised by some recent complaints.

Journalism Standards and Branded Content – Updated

Journalism Standards and Branded Content – Updated

The National NewsMedia Council is of the view that branded content is within its mandate.

Working with the public to differentiate between facts and opinions in news

Working with the public to differentiate between facts and opinions in news

Journalism is frequently criticized for being ‘biased’, often because the distinction between news and opinion is not made clear to the reader.

Decision Release: 2019-02 Engel vs National Post

Decision Release: 2019-02 Engel vs National Post

February 6 2019 – The National NewsMedia Council considered and dismissed a complaint against two opinion articles published in the National Post on November 15 2018 and November 16, 2018.

Decision Release: 2018-72 Dawson vs National Post

Decision Release: 2018-72 Dawson vs National Post

The National NewsMedia Council has mediated and resolved a complaint about identification of a photo in the November 27 2018 edition of the National Post. The complaint was resolved due to corrective action taken.