CANADALAND

Postmedia is for sale. Toronto Star's publisher John Cruikshank is stepping down. The CBC is getting a bunch of money and no one knows how they'll spend it. 

The National Post's Jen Gerson co-hosts.

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The media is fuelling our real estate obsession and Garth Turner, ex-Conservative MP turned real estate blogger, is pouring cold water on us.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

As Wab Kinew campaigns in Manitoba, the media has seized on his misogynistic rap lyrics from the past. A reporter for The Rebel claims she was doused in pee and the story only gets stupider the closer you look. And have we reached peak Justin Trudeau?

The National Post's Ashley Csanady co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Should journalists have control over what other journalists have access to? Allison Smith is the publisher of Queen's Park Today, a daily news website that reports on Ontario politics. For the last four years, the Queen's Park Press Gallery - a group of journalists - has denied her membership on the grounds that her online news service isn't real. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:04am EDT

Americans are threatening to come to Canada if Trump becomes president. And the Canadian media is reporting on the American media checking us out. Vice reporter Ben Makuch is in court, trying to keep his notes away from the RCMP. Vice is going to cable with VICELAND. The skinny basic packages offered by cable companies are awful.

Buzzfeed Canada's Ishmael Daro co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

Dozens of women and girls have been murdered in the Halifax area over the past few decades. Tim Bousquet is capturing it all on his independent news site, the Halifax Examiner. 

Direct download: Ep.123_-_The_Unsolved_Murders_of_Halifax.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

BuzzFeed's Scaachi Koul solicited essays from women and people of colour, inciting internet rage that drove her off Twitter. A government arts agency refuses to tell the public where their money is going. And should CTV have reported on Patrick Brazeau's suicide attempt?

 

Jeet Heer, senior editor the New Republic, co-hosts. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

Is it ok for an anonymous sexual assault complaint to destroy the reputation a beloved cultural hero?

Trigger warning: this episode contains subject matter that deals with allegations of child abuse. 

Direct download: Ep.122_-_The_Dismantling_of_Claude_Jutra.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

Music critic Chandler Levack co-hosts. 

 

Journalists from The Rebel were kicked out of the Alberta legislature.

The Grammys are over and everyone wants you to know which Canadians won. 

Statistics say way less people are consuming news.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

Glen McGregor just left the Ottawa Citizen (along with 14 others) after breaking many major political stories of the last few years. So what's next for him, for the Citizen, and for print journalism in Canada's capital?

Direct download: Ep.121_-_Glen_McGregor.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT