As a citizen and as a communications professional, I am intrigued and troubled by the fact that journalism standards and ethics codes are often ignored, and that untrue stories are published, tolerated and defended by the news media.
In 2014, I published Vortex, la vérité dans le tourbillon de l’information (Québec Amérique), an award-winning essay, based on a series of real-life examples from Canada, the United States and France. In 2022, I published Intox, journalisme d’enquête, désinformation et « cover-up » (Québec Amérique), which goes further in demonstrating how the news media can frame, tilt or, quite simply, fabricate stories and narratives. With this blog, I am doing my best to keep the news media on their toes.
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