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Robyn Doolittle, Stop Making Journalism Seem Glamorous

Jennifer Hough | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Hough

It's not the Jon Stewart show, Gawker parties, and book deals. With the circulation of most newspapers in freefell and ad revenues shrinking daily, its outsourcing, lay-offs, cutbacks -- a race to the bottom. And it's proving yourself; working all hours to get the story. It's standing in the cold waiting for the story. Staying late to cover the budget. Getting hate mail, and being sworn at by angry readers (and your news editor). It's also about getting lucky, getting a break, being in the right place at the right time and digging deep like a dog with a bone.

Proof That 'Sex And The City' Warps Your Brain

The Huffington Post Canada Living | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Iris Milanova really wants to live in New York City. We know this because she has written a blog post for Thought Catalog detailing her five reasons f...

Why no Wiretap for Rob Ford?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

It's pretty shocking that after months of an expensive police surveillance, the most compelling evidence produced in the Ford investigation are photos of people acting suspiciously. Criminal investigations of serious crimes are always about obtaining direct rather than circumstantial evidence wherever possible. They're about tapes, paper trails and drug tests, not semi-useless photos of people with envelopes and plastic bags.

LAX Shooting Hoax Catches Media Outlets

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada

The Globe and Mail and a number of other media outlets fell for a Twitter hoax during a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. ...

Gawker Editor Slams Star For Taking Credit In Ford Story

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada Politics

Gawker's John Cook, the editor who first broke the news of the video in which Rob Ford smokes what appears to be crack cocaine, has slammed the publis...

Why Creepy Dates Should Be Published Online

Angelina Chapin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Angelina Chapin

Girl goes on date with guy. Guy is creepy. Touches-her-bum-when-she-doesn't-want-him-to creepy. Guy is also a famous Canadian radio personality. Roughly a year later, girl writes a blog about it. That blog goes viral. Should we believe her story? Welcome to the new new new journalism.

For My Money, We'll Never See That Rob Ford Video

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Let's forget whether or not the truth matters at this point in the Saga of Rob Ford. In my opinion it doesn't. But there are 6,000 people who have given their money to the Crackstarter campaign who believe it does. Well, they're not likely to get it. You can't possibly be surprised that this gang member is proving hard to reach.

Gawker's John Cook Guesses At Rob Ford's Music Tastes

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Music

Gawker editor-in-chief John Cook has stirred up a lot of trouble for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford recently, alleging that a video exists of Ford inhaling fr...

Sexist? No, Just Trying To Crack Open The Rob Ford Scandal

Mark Hasiuk | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Hasiuk

Tweets are brief. I get that. But Robyn Doolittle's response to my earlier blog post is telling. She failed to address the widespread concerns about her reportage, and opted instead for a straw man strategy starring yours truly. It's a familiar defense aimed at ending debate. Call someone a sexist, a racist, a homophobe. I've heard them all. But I've never used them.

Rob Ford's Story Is Really About the Drug War

Davide Mastracci | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

Either way, with all of his other scandals in mind, if this video proves to be true, Ford must leave office. But the fact that he should leave office as a man in need of help, and not a morally bankrupt criminal (at least for potentially using crack), remains. Unfortunately, the lingering effects of the Drug War likely will remain as well.

Rob Ford 'Crack' Scandal Cooked Up By The Worst Kind Of Folks

Mark Hasiuk | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Hasiuk

Living in Vancouver, I'm no Rob Ford fan. I'm not even sure what that is. Media outlets across Canada and around the world reported on what the Star published while their reporter Robyn Doolittle has gone Hollywood. Drug dealers, no video proof, there's nothing right about this whole thing. Folks, prepare yourself for the new normal.

You Have to Be on Crack to Donate to the Rob Ford Video Fund

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

This is how the entire situation boils down: You are giving your money to a website so they can give your money to a member of a gang which wreaks violence on your city so that they, the website, can make money for themselves. Does this make any sense to you whatsoever? If you don't like Rob Ford, fine, don't vote for him. Smear him all you want. Insult him at every party. Call him a fascist Michelin Man. Frankly, I don't give a damn. But for the love of God, please don't give money to drug dealers.

Why Should We Be at the Mercy of Anonymous' "Lulz"?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Anonymous sub-group Anti-Sec supposedly holds in its hands 12-million Apple user IDs it acquired from hacking. The hacktivist group refuses to release the IDs until -- wait for it -- Adrien Chen of Gawker poses on the front page of the site in a ballet tutu with a shoe on top of his head. It remains to be seen whether Anonymous does have anything to give the public it strives to supposedly protect, or whether this was just another one of their pranks done "for the lulz," that is to say, for the stroking of their own vanity.

Has Aaron Sorkin's Personality Jumped the Shark?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Wanna know what I think about The Newsroom? It's a good show -- a very good first start. It's presumptuous and preachy, and it reeks of imploding self...