Mediacheck

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Digital Cancon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottles

Canadian content policies will soon go under the microscope. Who'll benefit?

By Michael Geist, 3 May 2016

'The Good Wife'

Ever Uncompromising, 'The Good Wife' Comes to an End

From ageism to ableism, few stereotypes left unbroken in this legal drama.

By Shannon Rupp, 29 Apr 2016

GlobeMail

Big Loser in Wente Plagiarism? Globe's Reputation

Columnist's cut-and-paste journalism draws lame response from management.

By Paul Willcocks, 26 Apr 2016

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Leadership Sorely Needed on Canada's Broadband Strategy

Ongoing internet access hearing shows feds must step up.

By Michael Geist, 26 Apr 2016

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains

Copyright Law for the Blind Needs Fine Tuning

Liberal bill responds to global movement to create and export accessible works.

By Michael Geist, 19 Apr 2016

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

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On Affordable Internet Access, Everyone Can Help

Thousands of Canadians are still offline, owing to lack of access or affordability.

By Michael Geist, 12 Apr 2016


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Is Collaboration the Key to Journalism's Future?

On the day the Panama papers leaked, three media-watchers agreed it's one crucial element.

By David P. Ball, 5 Apr 2016


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Testing Blendle, the Newest New News Distributor

It's pick-and-pay journalism with a money-back-guarantee. But will the model devalue the product itself?

By Shannon Rupp, 31 Mar 2016


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Please Advise! Does Trump Prove US a Nation of Trolls?

He wins because web's mean 'losers' turn out to be most white male Americans.

By Steve Burgess, 30 Mar 2016


Hillary Clinton

How Media Totally Botched the 2016 Primaries Coverage

For one, they fell victim to the Kardashian coefficient. It never fails.

By Adam Johnson, 29 Mar 2016


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Clinton Nabs the Pretend Vile Women Endorsement

Watching US political ads, every appeal feels more surreal.

By Shannon Rupp, 17 Mar 2016


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School Copyright Ruling Strikes Fair Balance for Creators and Users

Decision largely affirms how education system has treated copying in the past.

By Michael Geist, 15 Mar 2016


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Skinny TV: Fewer Channels, More Competition?

Flying under public radar, basic cable packages open door to choice.

By Michael Geist, 9 Mar 2016


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Why Gawker's First Contract Is a Blueprint for Unions

For young workers, Solidarity Forever needs a new chorus. Here's one way.

By Paul Willcocks, 7 Mar 2016


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Breaking Cable? Skinny TV Is an Inspiration

The real problem is people aren't buying what companies are selling.

By Shannon Rupp, 5 Mar 2016


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Tyee's Air Christy Scoop Takes off

For years FOI warrior Bob Mackin spotlighted premier's chartered flights, now earning big media headlines.

By Sarah Berman, 1 Mar 2016


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America's Rotten Request to Unlock an Apple iPhone

If law enforcement win right to security backdoor, everyone's privacy suffers.

By Michael Geist, 1 Mar 2016


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Learning to Love 'Advertainment'

In a disrupted industry, well-placed products pay artists. Audiences needn't suffer.

By Shannon Rupp, 25 Feb 2016


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Solidarity, Women with Opinions on the Internet

Online harassment is often many trolls' idea of a good time. How do you fight that?

By Miranda Nelson, 24 Feb 2016


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Save Canada's News Media? Like We Said in 2005...

What Tyee editors told senators back then resonates louder today.

By David Beers and Charles Campbell, 24 Feb 2016


That Time Vancouver Led the World in Housing Insight

Why is so little left or remembered from the UN's first-ever Habitat conference?

By David P. Ball

 

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