Thu, 23 November 2017
A Master's student was reprimanded for showing her students a public TV clip of psychology professor/YouTuber Jordan Peterson explaining why he refuses to use people's preferred pronouns. Now the whole country's stuck talking about it.
Steve Paikin staged a debate about whether Canada is keeping Indigenous people in crisis, with guests who believe things like North American settlers were more advanced than Indigenous people and that Indigenous people should just assimilate.
The Peterborough Examiner published the real name of a sex worker, as well as the street they live on, in their coverage of a protest.
Alex Verman co-hosts.
Alex's Twitter: @misgenders
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_143_Goddamnit_Fine_Lets_Talk_About_Jordan_Peterson.mp3
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Sun, 19 November 2017
Reporters Anna Merlan and Madeleine Davies were investigating and writing about Louis CK well before the New York Times story came out. And they faced a lot of criticism for it.
They join Jesse to talk about the line between rumour and news, and whether standards have changed around reporting on sexual misconduct in the post-Weinstein world.
Madeleine Davies is a senior writer for Jezebel.
Anna Merlan is a senior reporter at Gizmodo Media's Special Projects Desk.
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT
Wed, 15 November 2017
Bill Morneau tries to turn down the heat through tales of his spicy past, CBC takes a stand for landlord rights and Jagmeet Singh tries out some slam poetry.
COMMONS co-host Hadiya Roderique joins Jesse.
Hadiya's Twitter: @deeroderique
Direct download: SHORTCUTS_142_The_Erotic_Adventures_Of_Bill_Morneau.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT
Mon, 13 November 2017
Is local media doomed? We speak to three entrepreneurs who are making a go of it with three very different models.
Dave Bidini publishes the West End Phoenix, a recently-launched, print-only monthly newspaper that covers west Toronto.
Jeff Elgie is the CEO of Village Media, a digital-only company that provides hyper-local news to nine small communities, mostly in Ontario.
Jeremy Klaszus is the founder and editor of The Sprawl, a Calgary news site that practices "pop-up journalism."
Direct download: CANADALAND_207_Village_Of_The_Sprawling_Phoenix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24am EDT
Wed, 8 November 2017
CBC's flagship TV newscast The National is revamped with a four-host format and released into the world.
The Paradise Papers reveal what the Toronto Star calls a "worldwide shadow economy worth trillions of dollars." But the Financial Post's Terence Corcoran thinks the whole thing is just "another cheap shot at the wealthy." Find extensive reporting on the leak at The Star and the CBC.
A white photographer at a concert refuses to listen to Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimentia's calls to make space for brown girls. Some crucial details are missing from the initial reporting.
Freelance reporter Sarah Hagi co-hosts.
Sarah's Twitter: @geekylonglegs
Mon, 6 November 2017
“Objectivity for the sake of objectivity often means make sure that the powerful always get their say. And sometimes Caesar shouldn’t have his say. Sometimes the truth is just true.”
As a foreign war correspondent, Jeremy Scahill revealed secret military campaigns in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia that resulted in congressional investigations. His books Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army and Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield were widely celebrated and he could have gotten a high-profile job in mainstream media. But instead, he became a founding editor of The Intercept, a news outlet dedicated to "fearless, adversarial journalism." He hosts their podcast, Intercepted.
Jeremy Scahill talks about excoriating mainstream networks on their own platforms, who Canada is killing overseas and why he hopes the media is learning lessons right now that they will carry beyond Trump.
Direct download: CANADALAND_206_Jeremy_Scahill_Mistrust_First_Then_Verify.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25am EDT
Wed, 1 November 2017
A series of media scoops have shown that some politicians are actually rich people who want to keep their money.
Bernie Sanders comes to Canada to tell us about our healthcare system.
The government has been debating the so-called Ghomeshi rules, new legislation that would change how sexual assault cases are dealt with in court.
BuzzFeed News Washington correspondent Paul McLeod co-hosts.
Paul's Twitter: @pdmcleod
Mon, 30 October 2017
Adam Gopnik lived out a certain Canadian fantasy. He left the country and became a prominent New York intellectual. He writes about the move in his new book, At the Stranger's Gate.
He talks about how New York has changed, whether it still has anything to offer to dreamy exiles, and the bright side of Canada being run by a small pool of political elites. Jesse tries to keep up.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT
Wed, 25 October 2017
Quebec passes a racist law.
A bunch of media outlets ran a story that used video manipulation and questionable translation to make it look like an imam was calling for the slaughter of Jews. After he lost his job, his reputation was ruined and there were hateful protests at his mosque, Toronto Star --who ran the original story-- exposed the dangerous flaws of the early reporting.
Student leader Masuma Khan faced censure from Dalhousie University for a vulgar, anti-Canada 150 Facebook post and some of the usual free speech purists are conspicuously silent.
And we address listener questions about a weird story in Fast Company about Casper and the online mattress industry.
Massey journalism fellow Naheed Mustafa co-hosts.
Naheed's Twitter: @NaheedMustafa
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT
Mon, 23 October 2017
The Toronto Star's Daniel Dale has become one of the most-watched journalists in Washington in part by simply enumerating Donald Trump's lies (Dale counted 720 as of last week). He got his start covering pomp and fatuousness by being the Star's reporter in charge of following the Rob Ford administration.
This episode was recorded live at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival in Toronto on October 15, 2017.
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