Thursday, September 28, 2023

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) has released a Style Guide for Reporting on Indigenous People


Maureen Googoo, Joyce Hunter, Ossie Michelin, and Angela Sterritt

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) has released a Style Guide for Reporting on Indigenous People. Developed to address gaps in how Canadian media describe and reference Indigenous people, the guide includes descriptions on why Indigenous is preferred over Aboriginal, proper descriptions of Métis and Inuit, and a section on Two Spirit people. Contributors include Maureen Googoo, founder/editor of; Weenusk First Nation journalist Joyce Hunter; Ossie Michelin, a freelance Inuk journalist; and Angela Sterritt, an award-winning Gitxsan journalist who has reported for CBC since 2003. Find the style guide here.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released the 2017 Price Comparison Study of Telecommunications Services in Canada and Select Foreign Jurisdictions. The study found among the trends emerging in Canada’s telecom sector, that prices for low- and mid-use wireless plans are declining, while high-end mobile phone plan prices remained the same or increased between 2016 and 2017. The study also found in regions with strong competition, wireless prices are as much as 31 per cent lower than the national average.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is accepting entries for the 2017 CAJ Awards until Jan. 15. This year’s program features two new awards, the JHR/CAJ Emerging Indigenous Journalist Award and the APTN/CAJ Reconciliation Award. The entry fee for CAJ members applying as individuals into the community media and community broadcast categories has also been eliminated. CAJ Awards finalists will be announced in March, with the winners announced at the 2018 CAJ conference, scheduled for May 4-5 in Toronto.

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