Category: Journalism

BACKSTORY 2014: Behind the biggest news events of the year

Categories: Canada, Featured, Health, Journalism, Politics, World

Tags: How We Work

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Malaysian Airlines. Vladimir Putin. Ebola. Sochi. Rob Ford. Nathan Cirillo. Names and stories behind the biggest news events of 2014. Every news story is inherently dramatic, and this year's presented some notable journalistic challenges. CBC correspondents are sharing those challenges with you in a series of segments and specials we're calling BACKSTORY 2014.

How to expose a privacy breach - responsibly

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics

Tags: How We Work

Privacy breach-small.jpgFor months our Parliamentary Bureau has been doggedly investigating Canada Revenue Agency's pursuit of charities. But when the Agency accidentally provided sensitive tax information about some of Canada's best known artists and political figures, we were faced with a question. Should we name those whose privacy had been breached?

The Perils of Breaking News

Categories: Journalism, World

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Jerusalem-small.jpgIn the early hours of yesterday morning, two Palestinian men attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem, killing five people. Israeli police shot and killed the two attackers. Reporter Derek Stoffel and others led our coverage in an exemplary way: explaining what happened, what it meant, and what could happen next. But we've also received a fair bit of criticism over the very first headline we wrote online when the story broke. 

Fake soldier sparks rapid response

Categories: Canada, Journalism, World

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franck-gervais - small.jpgOttawa police estimated that 50,000 people attended this year's Remembrance Day commemoration at the National War Memorial. CBC News spoke to a man, wearing a uniform and decorations, about the significance of the day. By the next day, we'd begun to hear from sharp-eyed military personnel: that beret, those badges, the decorations... they weren't up to scratch, weren't quite right...

When is a 'war' not a war?

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics, World

Tags: How We Work

cf-18-small.jpgAs Canada prepares to send fighter aircraft and support staff to Iraq to join in the fight against the Islamic State, journalists are debating what words to use when describing what Canada is going to be involved in. Is it simply "airstrikes"? A "combat mission"? Or should we refer to it as a "war"? This is the sort of issue that arises all the time in a newsroom. The words we choose matter. But those choices are often quite contentious, because the world is full of conflicts and contradictions.


Congratulations to the fifth estate on their International Emmy win

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Canada, Health, Journalism, World

Tags: How We Work

fifth2-small.jpgPlease join us in congratulating everyone at the fifth estate, as their celebrated documentary Made in Bangladesh has won the International Emmy in the current affairs category. The documentary made news around the world as Mark Kelley went to Bangladesh and tracked down workers who said they were forced to make clothes for Canada in dangerous conditions. 

A Lean, Mean Reporting Machine

Categories: Journalism, Technology & Science, World

Tags: How We Work

Semple-small.jpgYou can never accuse the CBC's Jeff Semple of relying too much on his crew. That's because most days he doesn't have one. This video shows how Jeff uses technology to report live from the scene of breaking news in London - and almost anywhere else -- all by himself. 

Covering the Ebola story: A Unique Challenge

Categories: Health, Journalism, Politics, Technology & Science, World

Tags: How We Work

Adrienne-small.jpgIt's been 10 months since the first cases of Ebola surfaced in west Africa yet few Western journalists have ventured to the stricken zones to cover this dangerous story. By mid-August we decided that reporting from afar wasn't enough. But establishing effective safety protocols and a workable coverage plan was complex - so much so, that last night was Adrienne Arsenault's first report from the region. 

My first day on the World at Six

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics, World

Tags: How We Work

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It's been an amazing few days for me. As word went out about my new role as host of the World at Six, the feedback poured in - from colleagues, friends, family and, most humbling, from so many CBC viewers and listeners across the country.

Celebrating 25 years of CBC News Network

Categories: Canada, Journalism

NN25_220.jpgBirthdays are a wonderful chance to celebrate. Most people embrace the opportunity to get together in celebration with friends and family. Here at CBC News, we're celebrating a big birthday. One of our "youngsters" is turning 25, and we couldn't be more proud. CBC News Network, or CBC Newsworld as it was then known, went on air July 31, 1989.