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Alex Jones of Infowars an infosource for Trump

Alex Jones is one of the most lunatic right-wing truthers out there. And now he apparently has telephone access to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Sun, February 19 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Facebook’s next phase further threatens journalism

Craigslist started the unbundling process of separating services from news that helped lead to journalism’s precarious financial situation today. Facebook’s new strategy will make things worse.

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Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Media » No Comments

Early days in the Trump era have energized the US media

Not since the go-go days of Watergate, Iran-Contra and Monica Lewinsky has the press been so hopping in the U.S. But this is a new era, with new technologies, and that has amped competition even more.

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Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Trump takes his most repulsive shot yet at the media

The lede: “President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that the nation’s news media ‘is the enemy of the American people.’”

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Fri, February 17 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Why it helps Trump to hate the press

Washington Post politics blogger Chris Cillizza writes that Donald Trump gets how much his supporters hate the news media, and used Thursday’s press conference to feed that hatred.

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Thu, February 16 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Defining fake news

.@CraigSilverman‘s three criteria for what actually counts as fake news. We need to be careful with our terminology. #infoneeds pic.twitter.com/cAVhU4pnr7 — Joy Mayer (@mayerjoy) February 12, 2017

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Sun, February 12 2017 » Main Page, Media » No Comments

Attacking the media: Red meat for the reddest of Trump’s base

Former conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes explains why attacking the U.S. news media is such grist for U.S. President Donald Trump’s mill.

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Sun, February 5 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Attacking the media: Red meat for the reddest of Trump’s base

Who will fill in for the missing journalists?

Canada has lost about one-third of its journalists in the past six years alone. If we assume those jobs aren’t coming back, who, if anyone, will perform the work once done by those lost journos? This is the first in a series of Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Journalism articles on the topic of Canada’s […]

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Sat, February 4 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Who will fill in for the missing journalists?

The ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ that no one ever heard of

Kellyanne Conway, a counsellor and media spokesperson in President Donald Trump’s White House, was at it again with her “alternate facts” act.

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Fri, February 3 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on The ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ that no one ever heard of

Crazy story about ex-VICE Canada editor allegedly recruiting drug mules

If true, this is a hell of a yarn. The lede: “A former editor with Vice Media used the Canadian headquarters of the youth-focused publishing empire as a recruiting ground to draw young journalists and artists into a transnational cocaine-smuggling ring, according to allegations by current and former Vice employees who spoke to the National […]

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Thu, February 2 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Crazy story about ex-VICE Canada editor allegedly recruiting drug mules