At least 22 civil servants across four departments were mobilized to respond to a media question about an "unauthorized" tweet
September 2, 2021
By Danielle Paradis
#706 Chopped And O’Tooled
Twitter became the centre of the election this week when they put a "manipulated media” tag on one of Chrystia Freeland’s tweets, which contained an edited video of Conservative leader Erin O’Toole. And is science journalism at a crisis point in Canada? An analysis finds Canada’s biggest newspapers gave about half as much coverage to the IPCC’s major recent climate report as US ones did.
August 26, 2021
#297 Vax Canadiana
Canadian media have lost the plot around the vaccine rollout. And a Montreal-based website makes the list of COVID-19 conspiracy theory superspreaders.
February 17, 2021
#293 A Fired CBC Reporter Is Vindicated
Reporter Ahmar Khan tried to blow the whistle on systemic racism at CBC... and they fired him. Maclean’s publishes a big, powerful list.
January 20, 2021
The Best And Worst Tweets Of 2020
Forty-nine ways of looking at a hellscape
December 30, 2020
The Best And Worst Tweets Of 2019
People still bad, animals still good
December 31, 2019
Is The Agony Of Twitter Worth It For Young Journalists?
It can be a valuable, even necessary, tool. It can also, of course, be an anxiety-inducing hellsite.
December 19, 2019
By Bailey Martens
#303 Jon Ronson
A conversation about the similarities between journalism and porn becomes a tense disagreement about online shaming.
November 17, 2019
#223 Jessica Yaniv, Transphobic Fever Dream
From Canadian news sites to InfoWars, a BC trans woman has become a fixation of conservative media. And new details emerge from the national media bailout that exclude -- surprise! -- nearly anyone who isn't a newspaper.
July 24, 2019
Gavin McInnes Banned From Twitter, Again
Proud Boys founder started new account for alter ego "Miles McInnes"