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This is not a phenomenon that is exclusively occurring within the borders of our neighbour to the south. As Canadian media is undeniably shaped by American broadcasters, our news coverage has come to reflect this disorder. In our daily news publication, we work tirelessly to balance Canadian coverage with American and other world happenings.
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In the wake of Donald Trump's election as president, the mainstream U.S. media are engaged in a frantic self-analysis. Journalists are asking how they could have so totally misjudged the outcome of the horserace, whether they created Trump in the first place and if they gave him too much unfiltered airtime.
Yes, social media and the web have allowed us to too-conveniently block any news or facts we disagree with, while also flooding us with enough of the opposite. But here's the thing... we've always had this ability. We've always been tricked and pulled and tweezed like this.
This week marks a major milestone in Julia Hanigsberg's career as she steps down as Vice President of Administration and Finance of Toronto's Ryerson University to take on the top job at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
This isn't a newsflash when I publicly declare that we're constantly bombarded by the noise of politicos professing their strategic talking points, super-coiffed cable news anchors revealing the next...
There's a notion abroad in this fair and frozen land -- particularly among the young -- that we don't really need general interest news organizations (known condescendingly to many as "the mainstream media"). Somehow, many of us have been persuaded that social media alone can keep us up-to-date and fully informed. Utter bullshit.