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Is VICE a cult? Is it a sweatshop? Does their partnership with ROGERS influence their content? VICE Canada's head of content Patrick McGuire and executive vice president of TV Michael Kronish sit down for a tense chat with Jesse.

Direct download: Ep.110_-_Vice.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Rosemary Barton states incorrect facts about Trudeau's refugee plan. Parliament Hill journos attempt to get into the ring with Cabinet Ministers but the Ministers are on another floor. CANADALAND gets NFLD's ATIP reform "spectacularly wrong." The National Post passes judgement on Furlong's accusers without actually speaking to the accusers. CANADALAND publishes their affidavits. Buzzfeed's Paul McLeod discusses.

Paul McLeod's Twitter: @PDMcLeod

Paul McLeod's Buzzfeed piece, "Someone Gave The Media A Bunch Of False Info About Canada’s Syrian Refugee Plan"

Power & Politics - Full Episode Nov 23rd 2015

Rosemary Barton's CBC News piece, "Canada's Syrian refugee plan limited to women, children and families"

Justin Ling's Vice piece, "Inside the First Standoff Between Media and the Trudeau Government"

Some Reactions to the standoff on Twitter

Jacob Boon's CANADALAND piece about Newfoundland ATIP reform

James McLeod's CANADALAND follow-up piece

Cam Cole's National Post piece, "John Furlong on his long, dark battle against false abuse accusations" 

John Furlong's event description for a speaking engagement for the Vancouver Board of Trade


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Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_48_-_Liberal_Leaks_Newfoundland_Goofs_Furlongs_Comeback.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

Who keeps the media in check? The newly-formed National Newsmedia Council, according to John Fraser and Don McCurdy. Can a bunch of journalists and public members wrangle the entire Canadian journalism industry?

Recorded live at Ryerson University in October 2015.

Direct download: Ep.109_-_News_Police.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

What was it like in a Paris newsroom when the attacks happened? Did the media really ignore the Beirut bombing? Plus the photoshopped "terrorist" and the backlash here in Canada. Omar Mouallem joins, and France 24's Charles Pellegrin talks to CANADALAND's Jane Lytvynenko.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_47_-_Empathy_Gap_Paris_Errors_Domestic_Backlash.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

Joey Coleman was often the only reporter at Hamilton Ontario City Hall: a one-man digital newsroom, funded by his audience. His constant presence irritated a city councillor, who lost his temper and got physical. Joey didn't fight back, but he was the one punished: through a series of retaliations he was pushed out of the building and his news coverage became impossible. He joins Jesse to tell his story. 
 
Joey Coleman's Twitter: @JoeyColeman
 
Show Notes:
 
In the early evening of Feb 26th 2014, Coleman and Ferguson exchange Tweets
 
Video of the in-council incident occurring that same day
 
On Feb 27th 2014, Andrew Dreschel, city columnist for the Hamilton Spectator, Tweets a description of the incident. He later writes this opinion piece on Mar 7th 2014.
 
One year later, on Feb 25 2015, the Basse Report is added as a "walk-on" and passed (the Council votes at 3:17). They accept findings of eavesdropping.
 
Integrity Commissioner's report on the incident
 
On Feb 26 2015, Ferguson complains report didn't fully clear him and Basse calls the media to back Ferguson up
 
On Feb 27th 2015, Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin Tweets his criticisms of the report
 
On Feb 27th 2015, Basse speaks with Spectator columnist Andrew Dreschel, saying he has a gut "feeling" about Coleman

Detailed photos of the Ombudsman's marked up report - Page One, Page Two, Page Three, Page Four, Page Five
 
On Mar 2nd 2015, Clr. Merulla promises a motion to correct the shortcomings of Basse Report

On Mar 3 2015, the Spectator calls on the Council to not Sanction Ferguson and not reconsider the Basse Report
 
On Mar 3rd 2015, the Spectator writes an editorial, "The Spectator's View: What changed on flawed integrity report?"
 
On Mar 4 2015, Ferguson apologizes to Council. Council now stands by Basse Report and Ferguson declares himself "vindicated"
 
On Mar 6 2015, Ferguson says he feels like "a punching bag"

On Mar 12th 2015, Hamilton Community News (Torstar weekly) write an editorial, "Wagging the dog at Hamilton City Hall."
From the editorial: "For some politicians distracting the public with what is actually a minor dust up between an aggressive media person and a haggard politician serves the purpose of hiding the escalating problems of this council. "
 
Video of Brad Clark speaking about the incident from The Push, a documentary by Cody Lanktree. 
 
On Aug 22nd, 2015, the Spectator writes an editorial, "Time for the 'The Shove' to fade into memory,"
 
The beautiful velvet rope that a City Clerk placed to restrict access to the Council Chamber. Deputy Clerk Janet Pilon informed Coleman that this was to prevent further "eavesdropping" as per the Basse Report.
 
The City's Website Policy
The passage violated by Coleman: Unless prior written permission is obtained from the City, the Content's owner and the City's licensors, You may not reproduce, publish, copy, link to, frame, tag, embed, merge, modify, recompile, license, distribute, sell, store in an electronic retrieval system, download (except by the browser of a single user) or transmit, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means whatsoever, be they physical, electronic or otherwise, the Portal and/or the Content.
 
The RSS feed shared by Coleman
Direct download: Ep.108_-_The_Reporter_Who_Fought_City_Hall.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

 

Buzzfeed Canada's social news editor Lauren Strapagiel discusses the fabled Canadian News Hall of Fame, Peter Mansbridge's exclusive access to Trudeau, and Bell's pleas to eradicate fairness and restore oligopoly.

Lauren Strapagiel's Twitter: @laurenstrapa


What does it really mean to be represented, in the media or in government? Can one kind of minority stand-in for another? What is shadeism? Does the media demand that minorities conform to whiteness in order to get in front of a camera? Is Canada finally, truly ready to deal with race? Septembre Anderson takes it all on. 

Septembre Anderson's Twitter: @SeptembreA

Direct download: Ep.107_-_The_Wrong_Kind_of_Black_Person.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

Ben Makuch, Vice's national security reporter, discusses Trudeau's cabinet swearing in, CBC's The National's gender parity panel, why the Mounties are out for Ben, and J. Kelly Nestruck's brush with New Zealand sports reporting.

CANADALAND's new weekly newsletter, NOT SORRY

Ben Makuch's Twitter - @bmakuch

Jane Lytvynenko's Twitter - @janelytv

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Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_45_-_Trudeaumania_Gender_Parity_Mounties_vs_Vice.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

The Walrus is in meltdown: stories of office bullying, exploitation and workplace chaos are leaking from "Canada's best magazine". Three of the people at the centre of the controversy speak.
Direct download: Ep.106_-_Abuse_and_Ethics_at_The_Walrus.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT

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