Category Archives: CTV

Are viewers really to blame for shitty TV news?

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ai Nagata’s online essay, Why I quit my job is a journalistic cri de coeur from the belly of the mainstream media beast. The 24-year-old CTV correspondent from Quebec City posted his  essay on Friday, July 8 and judging from … Continue reading

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Are viewers really to blame for shitty TV news?

Right-wing trolls: an Internet plague

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henever I write editorials for The Coast, a mildly left-wing political and entertainment weekly in Halifax, I attract a barrage of abusive online comments from right-wing trolls.  My February 24th piece on Project Censored’s 2011 list of under-reported news stories … Continue reading

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Right-wing trolls: an Internet plague

DePape’s walk-on part in news soap opera

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tephen Harper must have been cursing the news media last week as a 30-second protest on the floor of the Senate upstaged his government’s Speech from the Throne. Journalists gave massive coverage to Brigette DePape and her “Stop Harper” stop … Continue reading

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DePape’s walk-on part in news soap opera

Reporters miss part of story

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My local Halifax paper, the Chronicle- Herald has a beautifully written Canadian Press story on its front page about Brigette DePape’s anti-Harper protest during yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Yes, beautifully written — except for one thing. The story by … Continue reading

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Reporters miss part of story