Patrick Gossage was press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, which was a different media time and place. In Justin, he sees someone with natural gifts for communicating in front of a camera who also has the mental chops to handle hardened reporters. But there are limits to his powers.
Writer James Fallows has been tracking the U.S. election, creating more than 90 time capsules so far. In capsule 92, he looks at how the media might be normalizing the campaign of Donald Trump, a most abnormal candidate.
Two of the world’s largest carbon emitters have both agreed to ratify the global treaty on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But Canada is not quite ready to do the same.
Observe two Globe and Mail headlines: Health groups, environmentalists urge Ottawa to move aggressively on coal-fired plants and Provinces balk at federal push to accelerate phasing-out of coal power
The twitter feed @TheCinegogue has been running a little quiz to name one’s favourite film by the decade, except for the 21st Century. Here are my picks:
The lede: “Using data from a survey that screened more than 46,000 Americans for depression, researchers found evidence that the condition is not properly diagnosed in many people. And even when diagnosed correctly, depression often goes untreated.”
The federal government is studying the demise of newspapers while studying the issue of traditional newspaper decline.
Compared to Islamic State, white nationalists and neo-Nazis operating mainly in the U.S. do so with “relative impunity” and have far more followers, a new report has found.
Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, a spokesman for Islamic State and planner of international attacks, reportedly met his end Tuesday in the Syrian province of Aleppo. The United States hasn’t confirmed his death yet, but the media arm of Islamic State issued a statement saying that al-Adnani had been “martyred.”
With Hillary Clinton’s speech last week naming the alt-right as an adversary, alt-rightians were over the moon at the recognition. But Chava Gourarie asks how the media is supposed to cover such a fringe, ragtag “movement.”