Pull Quotes Podcast

By Laura Howells, Jacob McNair and Emily Pardo

The New York Times’ updated social media guidelines stress that journalists should always be impartial online–they can’t post political opinions or appear to “take sides.” But is this a smart approach to social media? We talk to Cynthia Collins, the New York Times’ social media editor, and journalist David Uberti, who says this kind of policy just appeases “bad-faith critics.

Plus, after Quebec passed Bill 62, several news outlets ran stories with photos of unidentified women wearing niqabs–and Ryerson prof Asmaa Malik tells us why these kinds of photos have dangerous consequences.

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