Blog by John Miller

Journalism threatened

May 30th, 2019
Independence.

It’s the most important core value of journalism. An independent media fosters trust that what it reports is accurate and it operates in the public interest, not beholden to something else.

News Media Canada is the country’s most influential advocate for a free and independent news industry. It represents more than 700 news organizations, mainly newspapers, across Canada.

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Let's boycott THIS

May 1st, 2019

When I worked for newspapers, publishers would turn purple if anyone suggested they ought to accept money from the government for anything other than a paid ad. And there were certainly plenty of those back in the day.

We need to be independent from those we cover, they used to say. We will never compromise our journalistic principles or let anyone tell us what to cover or how to cover it.

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