Blogger or journalist? In Canada, defamation law applies either way

by Vanessa Hrvatin Who is a journalist, anyway? In the age of the internet, the definition is becoming less clear. In the past, journalists were considered gatekeepers of information, but today, anyone can share facts and stories online through different platforms, including blogging sites. Many freelance journalists spend time blogging about topics without necessarily worrying […]

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Freelance journalists and responsible communication

By Brittany Duggan It’s no secret that journalism today is in great flux. For years, the industry has been negotiating fast-paced digital disruption. This has required journalism to seek new ways to pay for itself while still serving its civic duty. The decline in resources means, among other things, a decline in the ability to […]

Posted on September 15, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelance journalist Laura Robinson’s lawsuit against John Furlong underway in BC Supreme Court

Freelance journalist Laura Robinson’s defamation trial against former Olympics CEO John Furlong has been underway in BC Supreme Court since last Monday. The lawsuit stems from an article that Robinson wrote in September of 2012 for Vancouver’s Georgia Straight newspaper in which several  of Furlong’s former students alleged that he physically abused them when he was a […]

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,