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Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New CANADALAND episode every Monday.


  • Jesse Brown


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The Last Labour Reporter

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What Does ‘Off The Record’ Actually Mean? The Toronto Star And BuzzFeed Explain.

Confusion over "off the record" played a pivotal role in global affairs this past week. So — how does this oft-misunderstood agreement actually work, and why do so many powerful people continue to misuse it?

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Live Local News Neither Live Nor Local

Paul Tadich compares his time working at Global TV to a "news sweatshop".

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Reporting In Ottawa Vs. Reporting In Washington

BuzzFeed’s Paul McLeod has covered politics in both capitals.

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How Marketing Conquered Food

Food journalist Corey Mintz speaks with Jesse about how influencers, marketing and Instagram have impacted food writing and eating. 

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Last Chance For Newspapers: Inside La Presse

The newspaper business is in rapid decline. Can non-profit status save newspapers in Canada?

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Authors Are Getting Bloody In The Culture Wars

The book world has been thrown into turmoil by sexual assault allegations, inter-generational fighting and questions over Indigenous ancestry. Is this inside baseball for a tiny industry, a microcosm of the culture wars or a battle over who gets to tell Canada's story?

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