The 2016 Media and Democracy Special Issue tackles freedom of information, opinion polls and police brutality.
How the Montreal Police Used Intimidation and Violence to Impede on my Rights as a Journalist and the Rights of Protesters
Screaming like a possessed man is not the type of behaviour one expects from a trained police officer—then again, I’ve never interacted with a rogue undercover cop before.
In 2015, 1,177 people were killed by police in the U.S., according to a report by the National Post. Other organizations have reported varying numbers, and all have been alarming.
In early December, Concordia’s Journalism Department announced Sportsnet’s $650,000 donation in scholarships and awards, the biggest in the program’s history.
Opinion Polls Distort Democracy
What is imperfect in Canadian democracy? One answer—and yes, the flaws are many—often passes unnoticed, yet it holds tremendous influence in how we decide to cast our ballots come election day: opinion polls.
Media’s Response to Terrorism Needs to Be Responsible
Less than a year since the attacks on the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo shocked the world, Paris was struck again by suicide bombers and gunmen.
Few Organizations Are As Ubiquitous In Universities And Colleges Than Student Media
The legitimacy of student journalists is often challenged.
Police Transparency Is Necessary for Justice in Democracy
On Oct. 20, 2014, 17-year old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by white police officer Jason Van Dyke.
Local Environmental Groups Work To Protect One Of Montreal’s Last Areas Of Wildlife
Out near the island’s western extremity lies a diverse ecosystem few Montrealers would believe exists in their own city, but that’s exactly what the l’Anse-à-l’Orme green space is: one of the last undeveloped—and unprotected—areas on the island.
Railing Against the Dangers of Oil Transportation
The train derailment at Lac Mégantic left Canada reeling in its wake. The disaster, which occurred on July 6, 2013, took the lives of 47 people. The incident brought into question the security concerns that surround railway transportation of hazardous goods.
The Rate of our Consumption is Unsustainable and Changes Must be Made
What drives people to want more, when what they already have could be enough?