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Hosted by Jesse Brown. New shows every Monday and Thursday.

Episodes

SHORT CUTS #96 - #NotAllTyrants  

Does it matter that Trudeau said nice things about late dictator Fidel Castro?

 

The RCMP is trying to change the public image of digital surveillance. Meanwhile, reporters from CBC and the Toronto Star are defending their story about the RCMP's case for better digital data collection. 

 

The CBC has now joined the calls for an ad-free CBC. Here's their proposal.

 

VICE News Canadian features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.

 

Justin's Twitter: @JustinLing

Ep.161 - How To Save Our CBC  

The Government is about to change the CBC. The think-tank hired by Heritage Canada to research media solutions invited Jesse to debate the CBC about it, but only Jesse showed up, along with some former CBC brass. Jesse goes into a deep dive with panelists Sue Gardner (Wikimedia, former Senior Director of CBC.ca), Stephen Maher (iPolitics) and Rachel Nixon (Discourse Media, former Senior Director of Digital, CBC News). Moderated by Taylor Owen. Recorded live at SFU Harbour Centre on November 4th 2016.

SHORT CUTS #95 - CanLit Clusterf*ck  

Co-host Sheila Heti removed her name from a letter that caused turmoil in the CanLit community. The letter, signed by 88 prominent authors, asked UBC to review the firing of author Steven Galloway. He has been accused of sexual harassment, though it's not clear if that's what he was fired for.

Consultations on the future of the CBC are wrapping up. If you want an #AdfreeCBC or have any other input, you can visit this website to have your say until Friday, November 25th: http://www.canadiancontentconsultations.ca/

Sheila's website is sheilaheti.net

Since this podcast was recorded, Steven Galloway has released a statement, which you can read about here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/steven-galloway-ubc-firing/article33004493/

Ep.160 - People Like Fake News Better  

Fake news sites won the American election. Buzzfeed Canada's Craig Silverman discusses how bogus Facebook stories blew credible news out of the water. 

Craig's Twitter: @CraigSilverman

SHORT CUTS #94 - Stop Trying To Make Canadian Trump Happen  

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is leeching off Trump's brand.

An outbreak of news coverage on Canadian racism.

The RCMP offers super-secret docs to journalists.

New Yorker, Rolling Stone & Guardian contributor Omar Mouallem co-hosts.

 

Omar Mouallem's Twitter: @Omar_AOK

Ep.159 - The Surveillance of Patrick Lagacé  

La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé tells all about why the Montreal police spied on him and other journalists, and why the free press is under attack.

SHORT CUTS #93 - Hurt Me Right In The Democracy  

The US election results are in and oh my God no.

CSIS gets nailed for hoarding citizen metadata for years.

CBC gets into the hot take business.

VICE Canada features editor Justin Ling co-hosts.

Justin's Twitter: @Justin_Ling

Ep.158 - Tabloid!  

Every day at 12:36pm, Marc Weisblott sends out his "tabloid" newsletter. Is he a cultural critic? A media visionary? Or just a crank?

SHORT CUTS #92 - Cops Vs. Reporters  

Montreal police tracked the phone of La Presse reporter Patrick Lagacé, who has been critical of the force in the past.

The Heritage Ministry bumbles along in its inquiry into the future of media.

CBC defends their choice to run opinions, skirting the issue of online ads.

National Post reporter Ashley Csanady co-hosts.

Ashley's Twitter: @AshleyCsanady

Ep.157 - The Occupation of Muskrat Falls  

Justin Brake caught the nation's attention by broadcasting the peaceful protests of Muskrat Falls. And then he got served with a court injunction. What happens when journalists are treated as criminals just for doing their jobs?

SHORT CUTS #91 - Was Shad Set Up to Fail?  

q has relaunched with a "tighter focus," hosted by CBC insider Tom Power, after Shad was recently ousted.

Jesse responds to critics of his polemic in The Guardian, "Think Canada is a progressive paradise? That's mooseshit."

Lawyer and freelance journalist Dee Roderique co-hosts.

Dee's Twitter: @deeroderique

Ep.156 - The Media Disruptors  

Is solutions-based journalism the future of Canadian news? Journalist Erin Millar is bringing back in-depth investigative journalism with her company Discourse Media as an antidote to clickbait journalism and fleeting headlines.

 

SHORT CUTS #90 - The United Nations vs. Ezra Levant  

Journalists from Ezra Levant's website The Rebel were denied accreditation for a United Nations climate conference. The UN says it's because they're an "advocacy media" outlet.

Guy Laurence, the CEO of one of Canada's biggest media outlets, gets the axe.

National Post reporter Tristin Hopper co-hosts.

Tristin's twitter: @TristinHopper

Ep.155 - Guys, We're Having Some Problems  

We lost almost half our staff this month. We need to pay better to retain our amazing team. Help us at http://patreon.com/CANADALAND and everybody but Jesse will get a raise.

SHORT CUTS #89 - The Plight of the Fragile White Man  

Talk radio host Ian Power of CKNW feels unwelcomed by visible minorities. In a recent interview, he demanded Globe and Mail's Denise Balkissoon tell him why.

A CBC story about the Liberal government's record on revoking citizenship has been getting flack.

Manisha Krishnan, senior writer at VICE Canada, co-hosts.

Manisha's Twitter: @ManishaKrishnan

Ep.154 - The BBC & The New York Times Come To Canada  

The BBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Bloomberg: all of them are putting more resources into Canada at the exact same time that the Canadian media is cutting back like never before.Jessica Murphy, head of the BBC's new Canadian bureau and the New York Times' Canada correspondent Ian Austen discuss the influx. 

 

SHORT CUTS #88 - Print Divas and Wankers on the Web  

Maclean's is going from weekly to monthly, as Rogers Media scales back its print magazines. Co-host Paul Wells of the Toronto Star spent a long time working for Maclean's. He joins Jesse to talk about whether this is just smart business or the beginning of a slow death--and why it matters.

A few high profile journalists (including Paul) are leaving Twitter. Where does the platform stand and is it necessary to a modern journalist?

Ep.153 - Pipeline Antics  

When Jean Charest was a paid agent of an energy company he had a secret meeting with the government pipeline regulator, who then lied about it. Mike De Souza reported it all for the National Observer. He and his publisher talk about their independent investigation.

SHORT CUTS #87 - Can't Compete, Won't Try: The Shomi Story  

Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente offers a half-assed apology to Newfoundland and also still has a job for some reason. Minister Maryam Monsef is being questioned over her birthplace. Canadian streaming service Shomi is giving up the battle.

Vice columnist and CBC Newfoundland contributor Drew Brown (no relation to Jesse) co-hosts.

Ep.152 - Paywall "Blackmail"  

If you share paywalled content, does that constitute copyright infringement? Do online publications have the right to sue individuals who share their articles? Michael Geist is a law professor and expert in internet and e-commerce law.

 

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