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Journalism On Trial

We hear from two Canadian journalists currently facing legal consequences for doing their jobs. The outcomes of these cases could set precedents for how the press is allowed to operate.

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The Great Satan Of The CBC

Richard Stursberg was the most hated CBC executive in recent history. What advice does he have for Catherine Tait, the CBC's new president? And what does he have to say about his own infamous legacy?

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Satirical News Site Fast-Tracks Reconciliation, Everything Fine Now

Tim Fontaine “set fire” to his journalism career last December, when he launched Walking Eagle News. After 20 years of covering tragedy and injustice for CBC and APTN, Tim is turning his attention to criticizing and creating the news—as opposed to reporting it. He’s written about everything from Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government’s poor attempts at … Continued

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How To Un-F**k The Internet

"It's the wild west out there right now, and for lots of people that means it's really dangerous and their experience is horrible."

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The Misery Beat

Guest host Omar Mouallem speaks with the Globe and Mail’s Jana Pruden about her unique work as a crime reporter. In an age of sensationalized true crime podcasts and Netflix docudramas—and with no end in sight—can long form crime reporting reach beyond morbid fascination? For those journalists who cover crime, what are their responsibilities as reporters interviewing … Continued

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How To Slander Friends And Libel People

Patrick Brown announced last month that he would be suing CTV, after they published a report of his alleged sexual misconduct — but whether or not Brown actually goes through with the lawsuit is yet to be seen. Being threatened with a defamation lawsuit is arguably a rite of passage for journalists. The fear of … Continued

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Indie Journalists On The Government News Bailout

"I don't want to be trusted by the government."

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We Need To Talk About Reddit

After years of dodging emails about the internal politics of the country’s largest subreddit, r/Canada, Jesse finally jumps down the weirdo-message-board rabbit hole. Nearly 340k people are subscribed to r/Canada, with many using it as their primary source of news. This past week, private messages were leaked between two of the subreddit’s moderators, in which … Continued

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Where Is Rock Bottom? Live From Saskatchewan, Before The Trial (Rebroadcast)

On February 9, Gerald Stanley — the farmer accused of killing 22-year-old Cree man, Colten Boushie, in Battleford, Saskatchewan — was acquitted of second-degree murder. In the wake of the verdict, Jesse revisits a conversation he had in Saskatoon with Betty Ann Adam (Saskatoon StarPhoenix), Rob Innes (Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan), and Mylan Tootoosis (PhD … Continued

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Robert Jago: Decolonizing Canada In His Spare Time

After ending the campaigns of several Tory candidates with his muckraking during the 2015 federal election, Macleans dubbed Robert Jago, “the most dangerous blogger in Canada”. The next year, Jago broke the Joseph Boyden scandal, and this past January he exposed Senator Lynn Beyak for publishing racist letters on her website, which resulted in her ousting … Continued

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