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News media’s rush to be first can have real consequences

By Amira Elghawaby      

Is that what led to the decision to publish a deeply problematic article citing a so-called 'study' of Canadian mosques and Islamic schools that was first presented to readers across the country without any reality checks?

A CBC newsroom in Ottawa in 2005. Amira Elghawaby writes that the rush to be first in news reporting can hurt groups, such as Muslims, that are being reported on. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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