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AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently). 

Jan Wong co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

While journalists worry about Facebook algorithms and digital advertising, every other industry gets to be excited about technology. So today, we try our hardest to find the positive tech stories for the news industry.

 

Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. He joins Jesse to discuss new technological frontiers in journalism, from Apple News, to blockchain-based journalism, to the surprising ways artificial intelligence can benefit news coverage.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

An update on our investigation into possible bias at Ford Nation Live, a look at the Ivory Tower's imperative to let absolutely anyone speak their mind, and Erin Weir's expulsion from the NDP caucus.

Emma McPhee co-hosts.

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Whistleblowers from within the federal government revealed to National Observer reporter Mike De Souza how the Trudeau government effort pretended to ask First Nations and other stakeholders permission for the Kinder Morgan pipeline. In fact, no outcome other than an approval was ever possible.  

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

The Canadian version of the White House Correspondents Dinner will never offend you (because you've never heard of it), new developments in the Steven Paikin allegations, and CBC’s exclusive investigation into a year-old VICE investigation.
Evan Balgord co-hosts.
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How did an online subculture of lonely men inspire the murders of 10 people in Toronto?

 

After 10 people were killed in the Toronto van attack, a Facebook post surfaced from accused killer Alek Minassian, citing the "Incel Rebellion." Incels, or "involuntary celibates," are just one of a group of anti-feminist online subcultures that make up the "manosphere."

 

Xtra reporter Arshy Mann began immersing himself in the online manosphere years ago. He says we need to understand these groups and take them seriously.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

Why were some people so determined to label the Toronto van attack as Islamist? How is it that U.S. media are capable of breaking key points of developing Canadian stories before their domestic counterparts? And how do you sift through online signal noise to report accurately in the midst of a high-profile event?

Jonathan Goldsbie co-hosts.

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More than a year after their expansion into Canada, the New York Times is prospering here. And they're doing it with only three reporters. But what exactly is their goal here? And what does it mean for Canadian news and news consumers?

 

Catherine Porter is the Canadian bureau chief of the New York Times.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EST

A look at the media diet of Alexandre Bissonnette, charged with the January, 2017 terror attack at a Quebec City mosque that killed six and wounded nineteen, plus Facebook continues its Canadian outreach program.

Amira Elghawaby co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

We talk to two Canadian journalists who are facing legal consequences --including jail time-- for doing their jobs. VICE reporter Ben Makuch is heading to the Supreme Court to try to stop the RCMP from getting access to communications he had with alleged ISIS recruit Farah Shirdon in 2014. APTN's Justin Brake, formerly of The Independent, is facing criminal charges for disobeying a court injunction while following Indigenous land protectors onto the site of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in 2016.

 

The outcomes of these cases could set precedents for how the press is allowed to operate.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST