Wed, 23 November 2016
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:
Wed, 2 November 2016
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
Wed, 26 October 2016
q has relaunched with a "tighter focus," hosted by CBC insider Tom Power, after Shad was recently ousted.
Jesse responds to critics of his polemic in The Guardian, "Think Canada is a progressive paradise? That's mooseshit."
Lawyer and freelance journalist Dee Roderique co-hosts.
Dee's Twitter: @
Wed, 19 October 2016
Journalists from Ezra Levant's website The Rebel were denied accreditation for a United Nations climate conference. The UN says it's because they're an "advocacy media" outlet.
Guy Laurence, the CEO of one of Canada's biggest media outlets, gets the axe.
National Post reporter Tristin Hopper co-hosts.
Tristin's twitter: @TristinHopper
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_90_The_United_Nations_vs_Ezra_Levant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
Wed, 12 October 2016
Talk radio host Ian Power of CKNW feels unwelcomed by visible minorities. In a recent interview, he demanded Globe and Mail's Denise Balkissoon tell him why.
A CBC story about the Liberal government's record on revoking citizenship has been getting flack.
Manisha Krishnan, senior writer at VICE Canada, co-hosts.
Manisha's Twitter: @ManishaKrishnan
Sun, 9 October 2016
The BBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Bloomberg: all of them are putting more resources into Canada at the exact same time that the Canadian media is cutting back like never before.Jessica Murphy, head of the BBC's new Canadian bureau and the New York Times' Canada correspondent Ian Austen discuss the influx.
Direct download: Ep.154_-_The_BBC__The_New_York_Times_Come_To_Canada.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT
Wed, 5 October 2016
Maclean's is going from weekly to monthly, as Rogers Media scales back its print magazines. Co-host Paul Wells of the Toronto Star spent a long time working for Maclean's. He joins Jesse to talk about whether this is just smart business or the beginning of a slow death--and why it matters.
A few high profile journalists (including Paul) are leaving Twitter. Where does the platform stand and is it necessary to a modern journalist?
Sun, 2 October 2016
When Jean Charest was a paid agent of an energy company he had a secret meeting with the government pipeline regulator, who then lied about it. Mike De Souza reported it all for the National Observer. He and his publisher talk about their independent investigation.
Wed, 28 September 2016
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente offers a half-assed apology to Newfoundland and also still has a job for some reason. Minister Maryam Monsef is being questioned over her birthplace. Canadian streaming service Shomi is giving up the battle.
Vice columnist and CBC Newfoundland contributor Drew Brown (no relation to Jesse) co-hosts.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_87_Cant_Compete_Wont_Try_the_Shomi_Story.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT
Wed, 21 September 2016
Justin goes to New York, where the fawning coverage continues.
It's another rough week at The Walrus, with a controversy over owl sex and a story getting challenged by its sources.
BuzzFeed's Ishmael Daro co-hosts.