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

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Ep.232 - How We Cover Israel

5/20/2018
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Why did every national news organization in Canada change its headline about the mass-killings in Gaza last week? And is the media biased for Israel, against it....or both? Elamin Abdelmahmoud is an editor of news curation for BuzzFeed News. Karen Mock is a human rights consultant and president of JSpaceCanada.

Duration:00:44:18

Ep.232 - How We Cover Israel

5/20/2018
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Why did every national news organization in Canada change its headline about the mass-killings in Gaza last week? And is the media biased for Israel, against it....or both? Elamin Abdelmahmoud is an editor of news curation for BuzzFeed News. Karen Mock is a human rights consultant and president of JSpaceCanada.

Duration:00:44:18

SHORT CUTS #167 - Stephen Harper Would Like Some Attention

5/16/2018
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AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently). Jan Wong co-hosts.

Duration:00:39:13

Ep. 231 - Robo Reporters and Blockchain Broadcasts

5/13/2018
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While journalists worry about Facebook algorithms and digital advertising, every other industry gets to be excited about technology. So today, we try our hardest to find the positive tech stories for the news industry. Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. He joins Jesse to discuss new technological frontiers in journalism, from Apple News, to blockchain-based journalism, to the surprising ways artificial intelligence can benefit news coverage.

Duration:00:40:32

SHORT CUTS #166 - Doug Ford’s Magical World Of Make-Believe

5/9/2018
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An update on our investigation into possible bias at Ford Nation Live, a look at the Ivory Tower's imperative to let absolutely anyone speak their mind, and Erin Weir's expulsion from the NDP caucus. Emma McPhee co-hosts.

Duration:00:36:11

Ep.230 - The Pipeline Approval Was Rigged

5/6/2018
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Whistleblowers from within the federal government revealed to National Observer reporter Mike De Souza how the Trudeau government effort pretended to ask First Nations and other stakeholders permission for the Kinder Morgan pipeline. In fact, no outcome other than an approval was ever possible.

Duration:00:35:24

SHORT CUTS #165 - Jokes About Politicians That Don't Hurt Anyone's Feelings

5/2/2018
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The Canadian version of the White House Correspondents Dinner will never offend you (because you've never heard of it), new developments in the Steven Paikin allegations, and CBC’s exclusive investigation into a year-old VICE investigation. Evan Balgord co-hosts.

Duration:00:39:16

Ep. 229 - The Manosphere

4/29/2018
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How did an online subculture of lonely men inspire the murders of 10 people in Toronto? After 10 people were killed in the Toronto van attack, a Facebook post surfaced from accused killer Alek Minassian, citing the "Incel Rebellion." Incels, or "involuntary celibates," are just one of a group of anti-feminist online subcultures that make up the "manosphere." Xtra reporter Arshy Mann began immersing himself in the online manosphere years ago. He says we need to understand these groups...

Duration:00:34:59

SHORT CUTS #164 - All Eyes On Us

4/26/2018
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Why were some people so determined to label the Toronto van attack as Islamist? How is it that U.S. media are capable of breaking key points of developing Canadian stories before their domestic counterparts? And how do you sift through online signal noise to report accurately in the midst of a high-profile event? Jonathan Goldsbie co-hosts.

Duration:00:44:48

Ep. 228 - What's The New York Times Doing In Canada?

4/23/2018
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More than a year after their expansion into Canada, the New York Times is prospering here. And they're doing it with only three reporters. But what exactly is their goal here? And what does it mean for Canadian news and news consumers? Catherine Porter is the Canadian bureau chief of the New York Times.

Duration:00:37:56

SHORT CUTS #163 - The Indoctrination Of Alexandre Bissonnette

4/18/2018
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A look at the media diet of Alexandre Bissonnette, charged with the January, 2017 terror attack at a Quebec City mosque that killed six and wounded nineteen, plus Facebook continues its Canadian outreach program. Amira Elghawaby co-hosts.

Duration:00:38:48

Ep. 227 - Journalism On Trial

4/15/2018
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We talk to two Canadian journalists who are facing legal consequences --including jail time-- for doing their jobs. VICE reporter Ben Makuch is heading to the Supreme Court to try to stop the RCMP from getting access to communications he had with alleged ISIS recruit Farah Shirdon in 2014. APTN's Justin Brake, formerly of The Independent, is facing criminal charges for disobeying a court injunction while following Indigenous land protectors onto the site of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric...

Duration:00:32:34

SHORT CUTS #162 - Not Paid To Be Classy

4/11/2018
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Media coverage of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, a statement from the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression sets off alarms, and a fond farewell to Rick Mercer. Tom Henheffer co-hosts.

Duration:00:37:52

Ep. 226 - The Great Satan Of The CBC

4/8/2018
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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? Correction: An earlier version of this episode stated that Richard Stursberg lost the rights to Hockey Night In Canada and that he put ads on CBC Radio 2. He did neither of those things.

Duration:00:44:36

SHORT CUTS #161 - Never Underestimate Hatred For Torono

4/4/2018
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The Toronto Star goes national, the CBC finally has a female president, and Canada's left mourns the loss of one of its most stalwart intellectuals. Laura Howells co-hosts.

Duration:00:39:23

Ep. 225 - Satirical News Site Fast-Tracks Reconciliation, Everything Fine Now

4/2/2018
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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 reconciling with Indigenous peoples, to rez dogs on the verge of forming single consciousness. Tim joins Jesse from Winnipeg.

Duration:00:30:36

SHORT CUTS #160 - Oh, So I'm The Idiot

3/28/2018
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Hot takes! If the CBC runs a picture of you without your consent, do they owe you a column? And why was one Canadian taxpayer-subsidized show available on Netflix everywhere around the world — except in Canada? Courtney Shea co-hosts.

Duration:00:38:36

Ep. 224 - How To Un-F**k The Internet

3/26/2018
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Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley still believes in the dream of The Internet. Remember that dream? Before Russian troll-bots, “fake news,” Cambridge Analytica, digital monopolies and worse — it was a common one. Is an open, free, glorious Internet still possible? Do we still even want that? Ryan joins Jesse.

Duration:00:52:21

SHORT CUTS #159 - You Can Beat Me With a Hose

3/21/2018
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Is all of your Facebook data up for sale? What do the Cambridge Analytica revelations mean for Canada? When does journalism cross the line into criminal harassment? And if there hasn't been any major violence in 20 years, why are we all of a sudden freaking out about Khalistan so much?

Duration:00:47:43

Ep. 223 - The Misery Beat

3/19/2018
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In an age of sensationalized true crime podcasts and Netflix docudramas—and with no end in sight—can longform crime reporting reach beyond morbid fascination? For those journalists who cover crime, what are their responsibilities as reporters interviewing the accused? How do they know if they’re being used by calculated manipulators, and if they are, should they still report it? To get answers, guest host Omar Mouallem speaks with Globe and Mail reporter, Jana Pruden. You can read...

Duration:00:54:24

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