In pictures: Great journalism fails of 2015
Illustration by Viviane Fairbank

By Allison Baker and Viviane Fairbank

By some strange irony, Canadian journalism made headlines in the last couple of months of 2015–and not always for good things.

It feels like just yesterday when Andrew Coyne began the new and ongoing trend of resignation-via-Twitter…

Illustration by Viviane Fairbank
Illustration by Viviane Fairbank

 

Then there were our colleagues who faced the wrath of every journalist’s arch enemy: money. The budget cut is truly the deepest.

Illustration by Allison Baker
Illustration by Allison Baker

 

The clouds cleared for a second when the new Liberal government ended the 10-year-long battle over no-information-land between journalists and Parliament Hill. How long the sunny days will last is to be determined.

Illustration by Viviane Fairbank
Illustration by Viviane Fairbank

 

Finally, let’s not forget The Walrus tears that flooded our Twitter feeds. Jonathan Kay apologized to Alex Gillis after stealing his story idea, but it seems like it’s too late to apologiiiize (yes, we’ve linked the song. Journalism could use a soundtrack).

Illustration by Allison Baker
Illustration by Allison Baker

 

Here’s to whatever journalists decide to do in 2016 (including the 16 of us on the masthead)!

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2 comments
  1. I was hoping to see a few more illustrations, actually. 🙂 Also, will your readers get the reference to the Liberty Bell, a US icon? I admit I have no idea what a “bell cut” is. Maybe include some links to the stories you’re referencing for those of us who haven’t been following these issues.

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