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.
The National NewsMedia Council is of the view that branded content is within its mandate.
Journalism is frequently criticized for being ‘biased’, often because the distinction between news and opinion is not made clear to the reader.
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.
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.
(TORONTO, ON and ST. ALBERT, AB, Jan. 22) — The National NewsMedia Council of Canada is pleased to announce that all of Great West Newspapers’ 19 Alberta titles are now members of the NNC. “This is yet another sign that editorial transparency and accountability are defining characteristics of quality journalism,” says John Fraser, the NNC’s executive chair. “And quality journalism lives at the heart of a strong democracy.” Great West Newspapers had agreed to join the NNC after the Alberta …
Brand journalism is as old as time itself, but how it is identified for public audiences is more important than ever.
The National NewsMedia Council has upheld a complaint about journalistic standards surrounding poll reporting and attribution in an October 11 2018 article in the Windsor Star.
The staff at the National NewsMedia Council, along with our board members, would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous holiday season. Our offices will be closed from December 21, 2018 and we will re-open on January 2, 2019. All questions, complaints, and other concerns will be responded to promptly upon our return. Best wishes, John, Pat, Brent, and Cara.
TORONTO (September 11, 2018) – The National NewsMedia Council and Journalists for Human Rights are pleased to announce that Jasnit Pabla and Nick Pearce, from The Queen’s Journal, have been awarded this year’s Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting. These two young journalists have won this year’s award for their submission ‘Truth & Reconciliation at Queen’s, a year later’. This year’s jury selected this piece because of the story’s thorough reporting, and how it …