How internet advertising funds bad information, and how activists are working to cut that off
April 25, 2022
By Cherise Seucharan
#361 Will Government Media Rules Strangle Canadaland?
In Australia, the news disappeared from Facebook. And Jesse got very worried about the future.
February 28, 2021
#285 Facebook Fangoria
Beware of the FANG! And how to cover Chinese infiltration — or anti-Chinese infiltration?
November 12, 2020
#328 Should Big Tech Bail Out The News?
The pandemic could be an "extinction event" for American newspapers and so their publishers want their own government bailout. Meanwhile Canadian papers want money from Google and Facebook, too.
May 31, 2020
#221 Fuck You For This One, Québec
The secularism bill banning public workers from wearing religious symbols finally passed in Québec. Google News gathered together the heads of major media companies for a meeting and (surprise!) didn’t tell the public. And VICE reporter Ben Makuch lost a legal challenge to keep private background material from the RCMP.
July 10, 2019
Faith Goldy Pissed Off The Wrong Lawyer
And other things we learned from a deep dive into her election-related filings
May 6, 2019
By Sean Craig
#172 Satan Vampire Zombie Bloodbath: The State Of Canadian Newspapers
Late last month the Public Policy Forum released its long-anticipated report on the state of Canadian newspapers. Somewhat unexpectedly, this was a bold and far-reaching document, exploring the changing face of media in this country. The principal author of the paper, former Globe & Mail Editor-In-Chief Ed Greenspon, joins Jesse to dig deep into its findings. Read the entire report (no, seriously, read it) here.