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Mike Canan


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Conservatives and media: WCPO partnered on study about how to build trust

WCPO9 partnered with with Trusting News and the Center for Media Engagement to participate in a study of conservative members of our audience. The project is called Re-engaging the Right. The results aren’t overly surprising, but they do offer some concrete suggestions on how to improve. → Read More

WCPO is participating in a study to better understand why many conservatives don't trust the media

As part of our commitment to build trust with our community, WCPO9 is partnering again with Trusting News and the Center for Media Engagement to participate in a study of conservative members of our audience. The project is called Re-engaging the Right. → Read More

We're (still) Open: WCPO continues to spotlight businesses struggling in pandemic

A lot has changed since last spring, but one thing hasn’t. Our local businesses are still struggling. → Read More

How does WCPO decide what news stories to cover?

As part of National News Literacy Week, our newsroom is focusing on sharing with you how we decide what stories we cover. → Read More

WCPO's partnership with Report for America bringing you gentrification coverage

Through Report for America WCPO hired reporter Monique John to cover gentrification in our community. Monique began on June 1. → Read More

WCPO is launching The Rebound designed to cover our economic recovery

Starting today we are launching a new initiative called The Rebound. → Read More

WCPO's Mike Canan will answer questions about our coronavirus coverage on Friday

Mike Canan, the Senior Director of Local Media Content, will answer questions about our coronavirus coverage on WCPO's Facebook account on Friday. → Read More

WCPO is partnering with seven local newspapers to provide enhanced coverage

WCPO has created seven new news partnerships. These partnerships are designed to provide coverage in areas where we know we can do a better job of finding stories -- areas outside the Interstate 275 loop and with the African American community. → Read More

COLUMN: Why (and when) WCPO chooses to use anonymous sources

Journalists who want to use an anonymous source must weigh the information the source can provide against the risk — both of the information being inaccurate and the general loss of trust incurred by using an anonymous source. How do we make the call? → Read More

For WCPO 9 senior reporter Larry Seward, it's good to be back home in Cincinnati

Larry Seward never intended to leave Cincinnati. Our newest senior reporter lived in College Hill until he was in fifth grade. He moved to Forest Park and lived there from then until he graduated from high school and headed off to college. “My original goal was to go to Xavier and then come work at WCPO,” Larry told me. “I never planned to go anywhere.” But he also wanted to be a journalist. So… → Read More

We changed our approach to using mug shots online and on-air then told our community why

Last summer as part of our station’s efforts to examine our policies — especially when it comes to how we cover minority communities — our team at WCPO decided to make a drastic change when it comes… → Read More

Ohio Values: WCPO participating in statewide collaboration to better cover the 2020 election

WCPO is participating in Ohio Values. Ohio Values is a statewide, innovative, responsible journalism project. Reporters from partner news organizations will ask people in our communities about images that focus on their core values and how those values show up when they vote in 2020. → Read More

WCPO partners with News Literacy Project to help people better understand journalism

How do you even know what to trust anymore? In a time where there is information -- and misinformation -- coming at you from multiple different directions, it can be difficult for some people to discern what is a reliable source and what isn’t. That’s why the News Literacy Project works with media partners and students to help young people learn what to trust. The project is a nonpartisan,… → Read More

WCPO is cutting back on the use of mug shots with crime stories

For most people who have been arrested, the police mug shot when they are booked into jail is the worst picture ever taken of them. → Read More

WCPO Senior Director of Local Content Mike Canan explains how the station makes news decisions

WCPO Senior Director of Local Content Mike Canan will answer questions and explain how the WCPO newsroom gathers and reports the news on Facebook on Thursday. → Read More

Marty Brennaman's last game brings back a flood of memories

Today is Marty Brennaman's final broadcast as Reds play-by-play radio announcer after 46 years. Marty and his longtime partner, Joe Nuxhall, were the soundtrack of WCPO Senior Director of Local Content Mike Canan's childhood. → Read More

Here's how WCPO plans to cover presidential candidate visits

When a presidential candidate comes to visit, WCPO will offer extensive coverage, including livestreaming the candidate's speech on Facebook, our app, our website and in our streaming apps such as Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV. → Read More

WCPO newsroom leaders discuss how to handle white nationalist speech

Here at WCPO, we have been discussing how to handle the possible speech at the University of Cincinnati by Richard Spencer. → Read More

WCPO continues to participate in the Trust in News project designed to build trust

We hope that your relationship with WCPO is one you find fulfilling and that you believe the information and journalism you receive from us. That’s why we continue to participate in the Trust in News project. → Read More

Police accountability: WCPO spent months researching how law enforcement agencies handle accountability

Over the last six months, the WCPO I-Team has collected records from 40 different police departments and reviewed thousands of disciplinary cases involving officers. Our motives are simple: We want to make sure the people who protect us and enforce our laws are worthy of the high level of trust the public gives them. → Read More