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?
Joseph Boyden has emerged from his winter burrow like a collared lemming (it’s an arctic mammal — look it up!) to plug his forthcoming book weigh in again on questions of his Indigenous ancestry. Despite his insistence that his connection to — and friendship with — Indigenous communities should automatically confer some sort of Indigenous … Continued
The Toronto Star put the final nail in the coffin of Star Touch, its $20-30-million app for a device that most people don’t have or use. And, after praising themselves for its bold innovation, quietly laid off 30 journalists. Meanwhile, Canada gears up this weekend for a celebration of epic proportions: Peter Mansbridge is retiring. And confederation, … Continued
Governor General David Johnston issued a mea culpa over his radio interview in which he refers to Indigenous peoples as immigrants. Postmedia did not issue mea culpas for poorly-researched racist screeds in its Vancouver and Toronto outlets. Instead, they continue to rattle the cup in front of the federal government for bailout money. Finally, the National Post … Continued
He gets over $1.1 million per year and a pension of over $500,000 from the CBC for the rest of his life
Buzzfeed Canada’s social news editor Lauren Strapagiel discusses the fabled Canadian News Hall of Fame, Peter Mansbridge’s exclusive access to Trudeau, and Bell’s pleas to eradicate fairness and restore oligopoly.
Paul Watson discusses his resignation from the Toronto Star, his upcoming article that the Star refused to publish, and his career spent reporting from hot zones.
Norman Spector is Canada’s former ambassador to Israel. He was also the publisher of the Jerusalem Post. Conversations about Israel-Palestine are invariably bummers, but for Norman, Jesse makes an exception.
Jennifer McGuire singles out one critic, ignores the rest
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