500 news organizations mark World News Day by demonstrating the power of journalism to make a difference. Take a look at the following reports and features that are making an impact in an increasingly complex and uncertain world:
Messages, shoes, and teddy bears are still on the steps of the Mohawk Institute, a former residential school in Brantford. Melanie Ng shares three survivor stories and three generations of trauma.
Hamilton Spectator: Ghosts in the Villa: How an identity theft scheme funnelled $1.2 million out of Hamilton’s Villa Italia retirement home
Villa Italia executive director Pat Mostacci, former chair of Festitalia, is accused of being the architect of a seven-year-long fraud and embezzlement plot.
Hamilton Spectator: The city’s deadly secret: How a damning report about the Red Hill was kept hidden for years until The Spectator forced its release
An inquiry into Hamilton’s Red Hill Valley Parkway reveals how officials focused on liability — not safety or transparency — when releasing a friction report about the road where people were dying in crashes.
When the May 12 windstorm hit parts of Ontario, the Examiner was the only media outlet in the area able to access electricity and working internet.
This story involving QAnon “Queen” Romana Didulo made international news after her supporters tried to ‘arrest’ police.
An elderly Peterborough woman has resorted to panhandling to pay living expenses after her pension and government assistance were clawed back after receiving the Canada Emergency Recovery Benefit.
Peterborough Examiner: Bus stop turned into shelter for homeless should be removed, says worker at Market Plaza in Peterborough
Julie Derrett, who works at the Market Plaza on George Street in Peterborough, wants city council to remove the nearby bus stop shelter, saying it’s regularly being taken over by homeless people.
War, economic uncertainty, a determination to run roughshod over generational practices at our institutions are the changes facing the world. Journalism at its best is in the middle of it all, with a role to sew not division but mutual understanding and transparency.
Journalists in professional newsrooms have a vital role to play in safeguarding the well-being of the communities they serve. Our democracies depend on them doing so, effectively and purposefully.
World News Day is a day to celebrate journalism. But it is also a time for the global journalism community to aim to create deeper public understanding of the role that journalists play in providing trustworthy news and information that serves citizens and democracy.
Better national policies are needed to meet the needs of a growing number of women in Malaysia who are opting to marry later or remain single.