Wed, 18 November 2015
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
Sun, 15 November 2015
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
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, 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. "
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
Wed, 11 November 2015
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
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_46_-_News_Hall_of_Fame_Mansbridges_Wedding_Package_Whiny_Telecom.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT
Sun, 8 November 2015
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
Wed, 4 November 2015
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
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_45_-_Trudeaumania_Gender_Parity_Mounties_vs_Vice.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT
Sun, 1 November 2015
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.
Thu, 29 October 2015
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 EDT
Sun, 25 October 2015
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.
Thu, 22 October 2015
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 EDT
Sun, 18 October 2015
Steve Paikin just might be the best TV host in the country. But who needs TV hosts anymore?