Canadian Media

If The Cultural Appropriation Prize Is A Joke, We Are The Punchline

Asam Ahmad | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Living
Asam Ahmad

My initial reaction to hearing about the appropriation prize was feeling like I was being slapped in the face. I now realize the Twitter revelations are actually incredibly affirming: they let me know that I am not just imagining things; that Canadian media really is incredibly hostile to the voices of indigenous, black and people of colour.

Now THIS Is The Perfect Response To #AppropriationPrize

HuffPost Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living

"I didn't want to take up space arguing."

Editor Of The Walrus Resigns After Cultural Appropriation Outrage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada

"What does it take for this hateful man to be fired?"

Here's The Proven Secret On Achieving Diversity In A Canadian Newsroom

Kenny Yum | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada
Kenny Yum

It matters because while there are more than enough talented people of colour in this industry -- even more so have come on board the last two decades -- those of us who are here are frustrated.

Cultural Appropriation Exists Even If You Don't Believe In It

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.14.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Cultural appropriation has become one of those Trump-era terms that gets people literally all a-twitter. But there's one thing you may notice when the topic hits your feeds and timelines - the people who are dismissing it as a joke are, well, white folks.

Canada Drops Out Of Top 20 Countries With Freest Press

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Business

"We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda and suppression of freedoms — especially in democracies."

Quality Journalism Means Putting Feet On The Ground

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

To help ensure our incredible media outlets can survive through this time of upheaval as the ad-driven model for funding quality journalism falls apart, there needs to be some form of government support to assist those who need it. Longer term, we need the right mix of tax policy and regulatory support to encourage growth and strength in the media industry.

Crisis In Media Comes As Reliable News Is Needed Most

Jerry Dias | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Thanks to the digital revolution, Canadians have access to more news and information than ever before. Public consumption of the news is at historic levels. Despite all that, and despite the capacity to reach more people than ever thought possible before, the economic underpinning for gathering and producing reliable news and information is quickly collapsing.

We Shouldn't Weep For Broke But Biased Mainstream Media

Nick Fillmore | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Business
Nick Fillmore

A report from the Public Policy Forum of Montreal released on January 26 says the Canadian news industry "is reaching a crisis point as the decline of traditional media, fragmentation of audiences and the rise of fake news pose a growing threat to the health of our democracy."

In Case You Missed It, Canada Passed An Anti-Islamophobia Motion

Thomas Woodley | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

However you interpret it, the Muslim-Canadian community is denied an opportunity for empathy and recognition. In effect, much of the value of such motions stems from the public's awareness of them. Without any exposure, such motions pass largely without effect.

Stop Excluding Trans Survivors From Discussions Of Sexual Violence

femifesto | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living

"Most, if not all, mainstream feminism only represents a certain kind of person. Of course, we're talking about white, middle class, able-bodied, cisgender women." Too often, says Kai, marginalized communities such as trans folks aren't given a platform to talk about the issues, like sexual violence, that impact them.

Journalists-Turned-Politicians Putting Their Backgrounds To Use

CP Business | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

They're putting their professional backgrounds to use at the Commons' heritage committee studying the state of local media in Canada.

Vice Media Fighting RCMP Order To Hand Over Terror Suspect Info

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2016 | Canada

The battle pits media freedoms against the ability of police to investigate terrorism offences.

In A Struggling Media Environment, We're Drowning In News

Peter Landry | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Business
Peter Landry

The Internet is almost always part of the tragic narrative. It is killing print newspapers they scribe. Sad news is splashed across the headlines. The loss of the newspaper carrier who tosses your paper onto the front porch early in the morning does not equal the death of news and opinion. Even restructuring newsrooms does not necessarily mean less access to important information.

Ezra Levant's Reporters Booted From Alberta Gov't Events

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Your client and those who identify as being connected to your client are not journalists," said a letter from Alberta Justice.

CBC Must Abandon Ads And Find New Sources Of Funding

Barry Kiefl | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

CBC has boasted that 50 per cent of the cost of its TV services is paid for by advertising revenue. No more. In the year ending August 2015, CBC English TV ad revenue fell off a cliff and was barely $100 million, well under 20 per cent of TV revenues. Funding from taxpayers is now four times greater than ad revenues.

The Globe And Mail Can't Make Up Its Mind On Paul Kagame

Yves Engler | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

While South African-based correspondent Geoffrey York has done important work detailing how Paul Kagame's government has assassinated its opponents and contributed to violence in Eastern Congo, columnist Gerald Caplan has justified its repression and echoed Kigali's position on regional conflicts.

Journalism Isn't Dying - It's Being Murdered

Dave Yin | Posted 01.22.2017 | Canada Business
Dave Yin

No matter how quickly information can now travel, or how many people are able to share it, when the next terrorist attack is developing at home or abroad, or the next time a public figure's lies need exposing, or even when your own community or job is facing down corporate interests, it won't be a stranger with a Twitter account sticking out their necks for you.

Postmedia Woes Hint At A Growing Media Monopoly In Canada

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Business

"Newspapers aren't the cash cow they used to be and they're never going to be that again."

Preventable Medical Error Is Canadian Healthcare's Silent Killer

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Finlay

While our hospitals save lives every day, they are also the third leading cause of avoidable death every year. In Canada, medical errors and hospital-acquired infections claim between 30,000 and 60,000 lives annually. Thousands more are injured. But to the public, these incidents are largely invisible.

The Best Sites for Canadian TV and Film

D.K. Latta | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Living
D.K. Latta

Personally I think sites like TV, Eh?, First Weekend Club and Eye on Canada that focus on Canadian productions are good, at least for people specifically looking for that topic. So maybe a preferred venue is a more mainstream newspaper or website that include Canadian coverage next to the more obvious Hollywood stuff.

Media Needs Scrutiny, Says Blogger Behind Ghomeshi, Lang Stories

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The man who helped bring to light two major controversies at the CBC — including this week's conflict-of-interest allegations against busi...

No Turbans on TV: Have News Anchors Failed Democracy?

Amira Elghawaby | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Amira Elghawaby

Recently, a former Quebec journalist argued that Canada's mainstream broadcasters were hypocritical for seeming to lend a sympathetic ear to those opposing the proposed Charter of Values. "Not a kippa, hijab, cross or turban in sight. Religious symbols are, quite simply, not part of the TV news uniform; never have been," wrote Micheal Dean in the Globe and Mail. And while he's right in that there are few Canadian journalists sporting symbols of their faith, the premise for his argument needs to be turned on its head. Rather than justify the Parti Québécois's bid to limit freedom of religion in its public institutions, the media's lack of representation of diverse communities must be called out for what it is: a letdown for democracy.

Watching the Watchdog: The Best Anchorman in Canada

Tim Knight | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

If you're not planning anything of overwhelming importance this evening I invite you to screen a newish, different, pioneering and quite fascinating one-hour news program. It's called Kevin Newman Live and it's on the CTV News Channel weekdays at 9.00 p.m.

Canadian Media Mangled Mandela's Legacy

Rachel Décoste | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

The Canadian media has missed, or, rather, sidestepped the opportunity to truly learn the lessons Madiba taught the world. Politicians and establishment hacks invariably give empty words. The juxtaposition of Canada's multicultural crown and the apartheid-like pyramid of pundits is a cross Canadians will have to bear. But, there are a few notable (positive) exceptions in the coverage of Mandela's death.