Who is obliged to present the other side? Journalism, farming, and fact and fiction



In universities in Ontario, the semester has ended and students are off to travel, work at a summer job or just recharge their batteries. Experience has taught me as an instructor to not pack too much into the very end of the semester. Nerves are frayed and agendas are overwhelmed. That’s especially true in the winter semester, when senior students are preparing to graduate and picking up mandatory courses they’ve missed or avoided. The “lighter back end” approach has worked over the years. I teach skill development in agricultural communications, and in my course success is based on how the…

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