journalism: In anticipation of today's World News Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the power of journalism to make a difference in people's lives, I asked for your perspectives on why journalism matters to you, according to Toronto Star. A free press is a basic tenet of democracy. You answered. Journalism matters even more today given all the unregulated platforms and anonymous sources on which falsehoods can be circulated and even, undermine free elections, writes Linda Lapointe. Thank you to all who participated. FRED CHARTRAND / THE CANADIAN PRESS The responses, as always when I reach out to Star readers for your views were for the most part thoughtful and constructive, showing tremendous insight into the value of the public service mission of journalism and deep appreciation both for journalism's purpose in our democracy and for the work of journalists who aspire to journalism's highest ideals. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.