You Must Be This Conservative To Ride: The Inside Story of Postmedia’s Right Turn
A plan to muffle moderate voices at Canada's largest newspaper company has created confusion and uncertainty in newsrooms across the country.
August 12, 2019
By Sean Craig
Postmedia Wants To Join Jason Kenney’s War Against Environmental Activists
The newspaper company has hired the UCP's campaign director to lobby for participation in its new "energy war room"
May 17, 2019
By Sean Craig
#223 The Misery Beat
Guest host Omar Mouallem speaks with the Globe and Mail’s Jana Pruden about her unique work as a crime reporter.
In an age of sensationalized true crime podcasts and Netflix docudramas—and with no end in sight—can long form crime reporting reach beyond morbid fascination?
For those journalists who cover crime, what are their responsibilities as reporters interviewing the accused? How do they know if they’re being used by calculated manipulators, and if they are, should they still report it?
You can read Jana’s story, Fear On The Family Farm here.
March 19, 2018
#182 It Was Illegal To Print Their Names: Alberta’s Lost Children
Since the late 1990s nearly 800 children in Alberta government care have died. Veteran Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons has been shining a light on this crisis since the start.
In November 2016, Simons published a story that shocked the province. It was about a four-year-old girl named Serenity. Let down by a wide range of government and non-governmental services, Serenity was the victim of horrific abuse and neglect.
Simons’ article, Her name was Serenity. Never forget it. spurred the Notley provincial government to convene an all-party committee to investigate the multiple failings of Alberta’s child welfare system.
Her tireless coverage earned Simons honourable mentions from the National Newspaper Awards and the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.
She joins guest host Omar Mouallem for the episode.
May 8, 2017
#163 Edmonton Is Weird
Suburbs frozen in the 1950s. Progressives in the middle of oil country. Jesse explores the eccentricities of Edmonton, past and present.
December 12, 2016
Postmedia Told Edmonton Journal to Endorse Jim Prentice, Says Edmonton Journal
Their recent performance in office and at the hustings subject to widespread media and voter skepticism, incumbent Premier Jim Prentice and the...