CANADALAND

Journalist Carly Lewis on rape lists, the Globe & Mail's decision to withhold the publication of a Liberal government scandal on election day, The Star's botched response to a botched car sex story, and the truth about Sammy Yatim.

Carly Lewis's Twitter: @Carly Lewis

 

Direct download: Short_Cuts_44_-_Shit_List_Public_Editors_Sammy_Yatim.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Kady O'Malley might be the 1st Canadian journalist who gets paid, primarily, to report the news via Twitter. Ottawa Citizen calls her Canada’s first mobile-focused political journalist. Jesse and Kady discuss social media journalism and the relationship between journalists and politicians.

 

Direct download: Ep.105_-_Kady_OMalley.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

In this dissection of election media coverage, Macleans's Laura Payton peers in while Jesse holds the knife.

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_43_-_Which_News_Org_Won_the_Election.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:14am EST

Steve Paikin just might be the best TV host in the country. But who needs TV hosts anymore?

Direct download: Ep.104_-_Steve_Paikin.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

Mark Bourrie talks dirty campaign moves, Jeffrey Simpson's 10,000 word Globe and Mail piece, and the credibility of polls.

Dirty election tricks:

  • NDP allege that Liberals are claiming NDP candidate Nycole Turmel is terminally ill
  • Conservatives are printing ads in  press claiming that Liberals love needles & brothels (they're also saying it at debates)
  • NDP are fudging the number of seats they need to win

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_42_-_End_Game_Dirty_Tricks.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:32am EST

University of Ottawa's Michael Geist breaks down the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), a proposed trade agreement that Stephen Harper has been toiling over in secret for the last five years - an agreement that will have huge impacts on Canada's internet freedom and copyright issues. 

Michael Geist's Twitter: @mgeist

Full text of the TPP leak

Direct download: Ep.103_-_TPP_Spying_Blocking_and_the_Internet.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:51am EST

It's been a gross week in Canadian politics. CANADALAND editor Jane Lytvynenko discusses citizenship revocation, the "barbaric cultural practices" hotline, the ongoing Niqab controversy (the everlasting gobstopper of #exln42), and whether the media has the power to shape the election. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_41_-_Ugliest_Election.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:09am EST

Laura Robinson has lost her libel suit against John Furlong. The ruling, which could limit the media's willingness to report on abuse allegations, is based on erroneous information. Lawyer William McDowell discusses the possible impact. 

Direct download: Ep.102_-_John_Furlongs_Privilege.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:58am EST

Robert Jago of Some Random Political Blog and Simren Sandhu of The True North Times tackle the Munk Debate and Jon Kay's profile of Justin Trudeau. 

8:15 - The Munk Debate video feed

15:05 - Hubert Lacroix's response to Harper's assertation that the CBC's problems are a result of its low ratings rather than budget cuts.

16:44 - Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "The Justin Trudeau I Can't Forget"

19:40 - Ezra Levant's take on Kay's piece & Kay's response.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_40_-_Munk_Debates_Trudeaus_Hard_Knock_Life.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:46am EST

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