Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Feeding the hand that bites you

A group of investigative journos is going to hold an event on Toronto tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 18) at 7:30 p.m. It's about what reporters should do when the state comes demanding something. Here's the whole e-flyer: Feeding the Hand that Bites You What should Investigative Reporters do when the State comes calling – with a stick […]

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A very long Hour

Can't say I was wowed by the inaugural episode of CBC Newsworld's The Hour, with ex-MuchMusic veejay George Stroumboulopoulos. For openers, I find it amusing that he used the word “bullshit” in describing what wouldn't be on his show, but when you go to its website, it says: … the truth is that CBC Newsworld […]

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More on blogging payola

Saw this on John Gushue's site: It's a Deaniac explaining her understanding of this blogging payola imbroglio — and her explanation has Kos calling for a retraction from the Wall Street Journal (see my original posting for details). Some excerpts from from a Blog for America post by Laura Gross transposed onto Daily Kos: (BTW, the […]

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Toronto Star series on Dubya's America

The Toronto Star is doing a six-part series on various aspects of life in the U.S. of A. leading up to Dubya taking repeating the presidential oath one last time on Thurdsay. Here's an index to it: Jan. 15: U.S. conservatives gunning for presidential payoff Jan. 16: Young, affluent and in the family way Jan. […]

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Hebert on Harper's chance in Quebec

The Toronto Star's Chantal Hebert does a good job of explaining Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's obstacles to achieving a breakthrough in Quebec. Some excerpts: The first is one Harper, as an Albertan, can do nothing about. In 1984 and 1988, Mulroney was the only leader from Quebec on the ballot. Quebec voters have often put […]

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