Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

Manufacturing Earth Hour

Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.

March 4, 2013

Today’s News Media: Cheerleaders for the Establishment

Newspapers used to think their job was to help keep wealthy and powerful institutions honest. Now they climb into bed with them.

April 2, 2012

Earth Hour: Corporations Preaching Morality

When you dim your lights for Earth Hour, you’re protesting in a manner approved by multinational corporations. You’re allowing banks and insurance companies to tell you how to spend your Saturday night.

March 27, 2012

The Wealthy Corporations Behind Earth Hour

Earth Hour was brought into this world by corporations. Fairfax Media Limited – whose newspapers, magazines, and radio stations are supposed to report impartially on environmental issues – owns one-third of this annual green event.

March 26, 2012

Finally – Real Journalism on NGOs

The blogosphere is putting professional journalists to shame with its investigations into, and analysis of, groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.

December 14, 2011