Sun, 18 September 2016
If we knew what was really happening in our First Nations communities, would we still be indifferent? Filmmaker Victoria Lean and Gchi'mnissing Anishinaabe writer and educator Hayden King discuss stereotypes, comment boards, and misrepresentation in mainstream media.
Direct download: Ep.151_-_Trained_To_Ignore_-_The_Media_and_First_Nations.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT
Wed, 14 September 2016
Things are looking bad for Canada's biggest newspaper. The Toronto Star is letting people go, ads are creeping into stories and they're selling their own brand of coffee. Plus, they recently ran a dangerously misleading front page headline about immigration.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly admits the cultural system is broken, but claims Canadian content is great.
Freelance journalist and former Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan co-hosts.
Colin's twitter: @cfhorgan
Fri, 9 September 2016
There's no stopping the downward spiral of the news media. So what happens next, and how can we get there quicker? Writer, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur Ian Gill is the author of No News is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse―and What Comes Next.
Wed, 7 September 2016
There's already speculation about who will replace Peter Mansbridge at The National, but the bigger question may be how relevant CBC's top anchor job is anymore.
The CRTC loosened the rules about how to define Canadian TV. Now they're reviewing skinny basic TV packages. Is Canada's traditional TV industry coming to an end?
Media writer Steve Faguy co-hosts.
Steve's Twitter: @fagstein
Read our piece on Mansbridge's salary.
Sun, 4 September 2016
Last winter, Canadaland invited journalists to The Revue Cinema in Toronto to discuss the movies that made them want to become journalists. Deadline USA taught Michael Enright how to tie his infamous bowtie. Shattered Glass terrified Robyn Doolittle when she was still in J-school and warned her about the slippery slope of journalistic ethics.Special appearance by Jeet Heer, editor at The New Republic magazine.
Wed, 31 August 2016
We delve into the discussion about Israel and the Canadian media after Postmedia pulled down an editorial about BDS and the Green Party.
And is it okay for MP Michelle Rempel to shame comedian Mark Critch over a joke?
COMMONS hosts Vicky and Supriya join Jesse.
Supriya's Twitter: @supriyadwivedi
Vicky's Twitter: @vmochama
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_83_Oh_God_Fine_Lets_Talk_About_Israel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT
Sun, 28 August 2016
Answers to some of the questions about reporter Raveena Aulakh's suicide. How much did the Toronto Star know about its "toxic" workplace and what did they do about it? Financial Post reporter Sean Craig shares the findings of his investigation.
Direct download: Ep.148_-_What_The_Hell_Happened_At_The_Toronto_Star.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT
Wed, 24 August 2016
Was the Tragically Hip's final show the ultimate Canadian experience? And what was the value of finally seeing the Rob Ford crack video?
Freelance journalist and author Stephen Marche co-hosts.
Stephen Marche's Twitter: @StephenMarche
Read Stephen Marche's piece New Yorker piece on the Tragically Hip here:
Sun, 14 August 2016
Canada's tech sector is hemorrhaging talent. Between tax credits, targeted R&D programs, and Trudeau's cheerleading, can we stop the bleeding? Earlier this summer, thirty Canadian bankers, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs got together a cottage in the Muskokas to figure out how to "fix" the tech industry. Angel investor, entrepreneur, and lawyer Dan Debow was there.
Direct download: Ep.147_-_Why_Johnny_Cant_Innovate-Canadas_Tech_Sector.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
Wed, 10 August 2016
Justin Trudeau’s nipples are all over the place. The Toronto Star invests in a digital strategy by laying off journalists and IT workers.
The National Post’s Jen Gerson co-hosts.
Read Jen’s piece on the Prime Minister and his nipples here: