Author Archives: Carrie Buchanan

About Carrie Buchanan

Journalism and communication professor, Canadian, now living and teaching in the United States. Longtime journalist in Canada, primarily for the Ottawa Citizen.

Journalism is not stenography. Bias in the media Part 2.

I have been thinking a great deal about the topic of bias in the news media and today, I want to present another argument for the types of questions asked by the New York Times in its interview with Donald Trump, as … Continue reading

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Bias in the news media

Lately, I’ve been hearing from students that the news media are “biased” – even the ones I have always thought of as neutral. Until recently, I dismissed this as arising from ignorance of which media were actually objective. I proceeded … Continue reading

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Academia, Love Me Back

Originally posted on TIFFANY MARTÍNEZ:
My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published…

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Paris Attacks: What They Want

Originally posted on The Daily Think:
I feel so sad this morning. One of my fears, I guess is an obvious one. That our happily mixed society will be damaged forever. Then they would be winning. #ViveLaFrance

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Ron Eade, well-known former Citizen food editor, dies at 61

Ron was my favourite Citizen colleague, mentor and friend. RIP Ron. You are much missed.

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Fall course will merge journalism with civic engagement

Originally posted on Emergent Journalism:
One of my projects for fall is a new course in partnership with our local PBS affiliate, WXXI Public Broadcasting. The idea is that collaborating will help extend the station’s newsgathering capacity through the students’…

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Reflections on Seymour Hersh, Gary Webb and others whose stories we don’t hear

He is perhaps the finest reporter of his generation, but in the weeks since the publication of Seymour Hersh’s account of how the White House falsified the story of the killing of Osama bin Laden, few have followed up on those … Continue reading

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