Short Cuts - CANADALAND

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Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New Short Cuts every Thursday.

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  • Jesse Brown

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#256 Good Faith, Bad Information

Has the messaging about whether to wear a face mask been contradictory? How do you report on sports in a world without them? And a roundup of the bad COVID-19 coverage from the last week.

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#255 This Op-Ed Could Kill People

COVID-19 coverage continues, for the most part, to be even-handed. But that’s not why you listen to this podcast. A look at what’s going wrong in Canadian reporting, as well as the personal and economic impact the pandemic is having on newsrooms.

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#254 Wave Of Isolation

In a time like this, we’re so flooded with information that good, quality journalism matters more than ever. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t stuff to make fun of. Plus, how are newsrooms coping with the realities of a contagious virus?

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#253 Panic! At The Discoronavirus

As COVID-19 is declared a global pandemic, how are Canadian media handling the coverage? And what opportunities can moments of crisis provide for a shift in business reporting?

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#252 Canada Is Working Exactly As Intended

A front-page story tells us that Canada is broken. Is it, or is this exactly how the country was designed to work? And, as a senior editor leaves the CBC, our national broadcaster pivots to audience.

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#250 Wet’suwet’en Coverage Is Still Pretty Bad

Jason Kenney’s War Room sets its sights on that white whale of fake news: The New York Times. And as protests spread, reporting on Wet’suwet’en remains fairly feeble.

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#249 Christie Blatchford’s Complicated Legacy

Jordan Peterson’s familial PR team, Christie Blatchford’s legacy, Ezra Levant’s civil disobedience, and the campaign to discredit national protests.

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#247 Coronaviral

Have we learned anything about reporting on viruses since SARS? And what can a new documentary about Idle No More teach us about our present state of reconciliation?

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