Society’s loss of the ability to centre conversations on “a common set of facts” is a theme of recent essays that lament the state of journalism. (Tomasz Mikołajczyk/Pixabay)

Truth, media, and good governance – moving toward and respecting the truth

By Catholic Conscience On May 12, Pope Francis marked the 58th World Day of Social Communications by saying a world increasingly permeated by artificial intelligence must never lose sight of the “wisdom of the heart.”  The following essay from Catholic Conscience makes the point that communication also depends on truth, a point increasingly being lost in today’s...

Canadian Catholic News service relaunches with new website and a crash course in Catholic journalism

Catholic Register publisher Peter Stockland had some uncommon advice for his journalism students attending a new course aimed at developing Catholic journalists. “You’re there to observe, not to be an activist, but not just to be an observer, either. As you meet your deadline, you will have to faithfully produce for an audience what you...

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Development and Peace derailed by Facebook’s news ban

As Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, began restricting Canadians in August from accessing and sharing news content on its platforms in response to Bill C-18, The Online News Act, it wasn’t only news organizations feeling the effect. Whether the average Canadian understands or opposes Meta’s response to Bill C-18 — the new...

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