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Ep.28 - What only the press knows about Rob Ford

Robyn Doolittle and Jonathan Goldsbie talk about unreported smells and Rob Ford's mastery of modern media. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

Ep.27 - The end of internships

The Walrus and Toronto Life were investigated by the Labour Ministry and forced to send their unpaid interns home. A wider crackdown on magazine internships and unpaid internships in general is on the way.

Derek Finkle is the former editor of Toro Magazine. Before that, he was Toronto Life's first unpaid intern. Here's his story, and his thoughts on what's happening now. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Ep.26 - What is happening at the Globe and Mail?

Top writers and editors have fled, Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse was shockingly ousted. No-one at the paper is willing to talk about it on the record. Former Globe editor, journalism professor Ann Rauhala provides some insight.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

CSEC is shadier than the NSA. Nobody really knows what they are doing, including the Ministers who empower them and the judges who grant them warrants. They spy on Canadians and lie to the press and to the Courts.  Globe and Mail reporter Colin Freeze talks about the frustrations of covering a secret institution. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT

Pierre Karl Peladeau is an old-fashioned Media Baron, fully controlling much of the music, publishing, and news industries in Quebec. As journalist Martin Patriquin tells it, he is also a vindictive and powerful enemy of those who cross him or ask the wrong questions. Now, he is also a politician, with a sovereign Quebec as his goal. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

The Black Hoof made Toronto a hip restaurant town, and its imitators pop-up every week, all across Canada. Owner Jen Agg shares good wine and strong opinions about food culture, food trends and food media.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

How did Peter Mansbridge's Oils Sands conflict-of-interest break through to mainstream news?

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

Ep.21 - Jonathan Kay defends Rex Murphy

Rex Murphy won't answer questions about taking Oil Sands money, but his editor, The National Post's Jon Kay, will. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

The CBC's chief conservative commentator has a glaring conflict of interest, reports investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica.


Author Sheila Heti on her own hype, GIRLS, and why she doesn't care about CanLit.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT