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Does it matter that Trudeau said nice things about late dictator Fidel Castro?

 

The RCMP is trying to change the public image of digital surveillance. Meanwhile, reporters from CBC and the Toronto Star are defending their story about the RCMP's case for better digital data collection. 

 

The CBC has now joined the calls for an ad-free CBC. Here's their proposal.

 

VICE News Canadian features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.

 

Justin's Twitter: @JustinLing

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_96_NotAllTyrants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

The Government is about to change the CBC. The think-tank hired by Heritage Canada to research media solutions invited Jesse to debate the CBC about it, but only Jesse showed up, along with some former CBC brass. Jesse goes into a deep dive with panelists Sue Gardner (Wikimedia, former Senior Director of CBC.ca), Stephen Maher (iPolitics) and Rachel Nixon (Discourse Media, former Senior Director of Digital, CBC News). Moderated by Taylor Owen. Recorded live at SFU Harbour Centre on November 4th 2016.

Direct download: Ep.161_-_How_To_Save_Our_CBC.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:24am EST

Co-host Sheila Heti removed her name from a letter that caused turmoil in the CanLit community. The letter, signed by 88 prominent authors, asked UBC to review the firing of author Steven Galloway. He has been accused of sexual assault, though it's not clear if that's what he was fired for.

Consultations on the future of the CBC are wrapping up. If you want an #AdfreeCBC or have any other input, you can visit this website to have your say until Friday, November 25th: http://www.canadiancontentconsultations.ca/

Sheila's website is sheilaheti.net

Since this podcast was recorded, Steven Galloway has released a statement, which you can read about here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/steven-galloway-ubc-firing/article33004493/

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_95_CanLit_Clusterfuck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

Fake news sites won the American election. Buzzfeed Canada's Craig Silverman discusses how bogus Facebook stories blew credible news out of the water. 

Craig's Twitter: @CraigSilverman

Direct download: Ep.160_-_People_Like_Fake_News_Better.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is leeching off Trump's brand.

An outbreak of news coverage on Canadian racism.

The RCMP offers super-secret docs to journalists.

New Yorker, Rolling Stone & Guardian contributor Omar Mouallem co-hosts.

 

Omar Mouallem's Twitter: @Omar_AOK

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_94_Stop_Trying_To_Make_Canadian_Trump_Happen.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé tells all about why the Montreal police spied on him and other journalists, and why the free press is under attack.

Direct download: Ep.159_-_The_Surveillance_of_Patrick_Lagace.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé tells all about why the Montreal police spied on him and other journalists, and why the free press is under attack.

Direct download: Ep.159_-_The_Surveillance_of_Patrick_Lagace.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

The US election results are in and oh my God no.

CSIS gets nailed for hoarding citizen metadata for years.

CBC gets into the hot take business.

VICE Canada features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.

Justin's Twitter: @Justin_Ling

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_93_Hurt_Me_Right_In_The_Democracy.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:21pm EST

Every day at 12:36pm, Marc Weisblott sends out his "tabloid" newsletter. Is he a cultural critic? A media visionary? Or just a crank?

Direct download: Ep.158_-_Tabloid.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

Montreal police tracked the phone of La Presse reporter Patrick Lagacé, who has been critical of the force in the past.

The Heritage Ministry bumbles along in its inquiry into the future of media.

CBC defends their choice to run opinions, skirting the issue of online ads.

National Post reporter Ashley Csanady co-hosts.

Ashley's Twitter: @AshleyCsanady

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_92_Cops_Vs_Reporters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EST