When confronted with their biases, Prof. Tolley says journalists she interviewed for her research tried to explain away differences in their framing of a candidate’s electability.
Hill media scrum Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. Journalists are a product of the institutions that see whiteness as a norm, says University of Toronto professor Erin Tolley. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Increasing the diversity of newsrooms isn’t a cure-all for improving political coverage of racialized people, says a media expert, who argues that journalists often end up inheriting the institutional blindspots of the outlets they work for.
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If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.