The Current becomes member of National NewsMedia Council

The Current is pleased to announce that its application to become a member of the National NewsMedia Council (NNC) has been accepted. NNC is Canada’s self-regulatory body for news media and was established in 2015 with two main aims: to serve as a forum for complaints against its members and to promote ethical practices within the news media industry. It deals with matters concerning fairness of coverage, relevance, balance, and accuracy of news and opinion reporting.

As such, it will investigate complaints against its members which can result in mediation and even adjudication by an independent panel. It is not to be confused with organizations such as the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) and similar groups who limit themselves to providing training, marketing and advertising services to their members.

As we have confirmed on our About Us page, The Current subscribes to the journalistic ethics recommended by the Canadian Association of Journalists. Anybody who has reason to believe that The Current has failed to comply with these standards should  first write to the publisher, Roger Paul, voicing their concerns. They can do so with the knowledge that if dissatisfaction remains, they can resort to the NNC who will intervene to provide independent investigation and, if necessary, adjudication. Click HERE to visit the NNC website for further information, as well as a list of all the Canadian newspapers who are members. 

 

 

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