Mediacheck

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As BC Vows Real Estate Investigation, the Story Behind the Exposé

More than three months of investigation led to reporter Kathy Tomlinson's scoop.

By David P. Ball, 11 Feb 2016

Maclean's columnist Scott Gilmore

Dear Maclean's: Urban or Remote, Indigenous Communities Not Served Equally

Courts recently found systematic underfunding, rights lawyers remind columnist.

By Maggie Wente, Michael McClurg and Bryce Edwards, 11 Feb 2016

Stacked newspapers

Do Canada's Struggling Media Need an Intervention?

Dark days for traditional newsmakers. But appetite for digital upstarts show journalism isn't dead.

By Michael Geist, 9 Feb 2016

Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland

Canada Will Sign TPP Thursday, but Deal Far from Done

Feds have promised wide consultation. Here's what should happen next.

By Michael Geist, 2 Feb 2016

Hidden faces

Telecoms Must Defend Our Privacy, Court Confirms

Ontario decision orders companies to represent subscribers' interests.

By Michael Geist, 26 Jan 2016

Recent Mediacheck: Computers, Technology, Digital Media, Law and Policy in Canada

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After Harper, Tracking Tories' Stance Swaps

From Opposition bench, party sees new angle on patronage appointments, pot, missing women and more.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 25 Jan 2016


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Seeking a Villain for Postmedia's Crisis? Try the Competition Bureau

It sat back and watched as media consolidated in too few hands. Will Trudeau stop the madness?

By Marc Edge, 23 Jan 2016


Shredded paper

Postmedia Cuts Confirm Newspapers' Days Are Numbered

And no one's coming to the rescue. Let's talk about what comes next.

By Paul Willcocks, 20 Jan 2016


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'The Ted Commandments': Photojournalism Tips from a Canadian Legend

Order of Canada recipient Ted Grant on preparation, trusting one's gut, and the necessity of raisins.

By Thelma Fayle, 16 Jan 2016


Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán

Are Media Asking the Wrong Questions about El Chapo?

'Narcos' obsession misses structural causes of violence, says Mexican journalist. Talk in Vancouver tonight.

By Aurora Tejeida, 14 Jan 2016


Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Who's Innovative Now? Calgary Backs Open Access Web

City takes a different view than Toronto, Ottawa over future of broadband services.

By Michael Geist, 12 Jan 2016


Oregonian militia Ammon Bundy

Five Takeaways from the Oregon Militia Standoff

Police and media response sparked cutting analysis. Start with these assumption-busting voices.

By Sarah Berman, 5 Jan 2016


Reject C-51 protest sign

Eight Tricky Tech Decisions Looming over Trudeau

Revamping Bill C-51, tackling his first big wireless fight... many tough calls await our PM.

By Michael Geist, 5 Jan 2016


Stephen Harper voting

Tyee's Most Gripping Reads of 2015

Abuses of power, Alberta's big flip, a transit showdown, and some guy named Harper. Our 'longest read' stories of the year.

By Robyn Smith, 31 Dec 2015


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Reporting 'An Unbelievable Story of Rape'

Two competing journalists forged an unlikely partnership. A ProPublica interview.

By Cynthia Gordy, 30 Dec 2015


Tablet

The Year in Tech Law and Digital Brouhaha, from A to Z

The deals, bills and court cases that garnered headlines in 2015.

By Michael Geist, 29 Dec 2015


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When Reporting Sexual Violence, Words Matter

New guide breaks down how biased news language can undercut survivors.

By H.G. Watson, 19 Dec 2015


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Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben Knock Paris Climate Deal

Too little, too late. Redouble the fight, say two leading activists.

By David Beers, 14 Dec 2015


Netflix on a tablet

Three Heated Debates on Canada's Copyright Horizon

Documents suggest VPN overhaul, website blocking on gov't agenda.

By Michael Geist, 8 Dec 2015


Press Gallery reporter Thomas Blacklock

Tiny Copyright Decision Gives Hard News Lovers Big Hope

Journo-owned media shop Blacklock's Reporter battled a breach of their paywall, and won.

By Shannon Rupp, 5 Dec 2015


Why the Wild Descent of Oil Is Cause for Concern

Low prices once signalled good news for the global economy. Not this time.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

 

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