More pain in the media sector as Rogers Media cut jobs and shuffled executives this week.
TVO’s The Agenda had a good discussion on this topic with three academics (two American), a former Globe and Mail editor and the founding editor of Buzzfeed Canada, Craig Silverman. If you’re interested in the current journalistic fad of fake news, it’s worth watching.
Yascha Mounk, a government lecturer at Harvard University, doesn’t believe that once a country becomes a liberal democracy, there’s no turning back. He thinks liberal democracies — including the United States — are at serious risk of political decline.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project and the death of the Northern Gateway pipeline project.
Lede: “CBC/Radio Canada has submitted a position paper to the federal government proposing the public broadcaster move to an ad-free model, similar to the one used to pay for the BBC in the United Kingdom, at a cost of about $400 million in additional funding.”
From the headline on the Intercept_: “Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group.”
Lede: “Joe Corre, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, burnt the items on the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols debut single.” That would have been today for Anarchy in the UK.
CBC opinion columnist Neil Macdonald writes that the extremism of Donald Trump and his nascent administration is simply being accepted by Washington reporters.
From the NYT tweet: “How one tweet from a 35-year-old with 40 followers started a nationwide conspiracy theory about anti-Trump protests.”
This is Apple’s 2007 ad for iTunes, back when it was just a music device: From Kevin Speicher.