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Big Idea for Canadian Media: Provide Incentives for Local Ownership

Absentee owners shouldn’t be the norm. Excerpted from Marc Edge’s book, ‘The News We Deserve’

By Marc Edge, 5 Dec 2016

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The Attention Merchants: A History of Advertising’s Long Grip on Media

Tim Wu’s timely book explains a lot about today’s click-bait and fake news.

By Shannon Rupp, 19 Nov 2016

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Making Sense of the Donald Trump Moment: A Tyee Reader

Why? How? And now what? We collected 50 insights and ask you to share your own favourites. (Updated.)

By David Beers and Tyee Staff and Contributors, 15 Nov 2016

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OK Everybody, That Sucked. Now, Back to Work

The lessons citizens, parties and media need to learn from Trump’s victory.

By Paul Willcocks, 9 Nov 2016

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The Darker Side to New Media Business Models

Information inequality a rising threat as traditional media fails and costly alternatives thrive.

By Paul Willcocks, 31 Oct 2016

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Memo to Trudeau: CBC Earns Our Tax Money, Corporate Media Does Not

Fake news, and more reasons to ignore lobbyists pounding on your door.

By Shannon Rupp, 18 Oct 2016


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Canada’s Conservative Pundits Are Too Smart for Trump, Right?

That’s what they keep telling us. Let’s do some Googling.

By David Beers, 17 Oct 2016


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A Modest Proposal for a New Media Landscape

Tyee editor Robyn Smith was asked to advise MPs on Canada’s journalism industry, and its future. Here’s what she said.

By Robyn Smith, 27 Sep 2016


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Canada’s Media Disrupters Have a New Manifesto

In ‘No News is Bad News,’ Ian Gill finds ‘huge opportunity’ in our hollowed-out industry.

By Marc Edge, 20 Sep 2016


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Good News! People, Even Young, Will Pay for Deep Journalism

Europe proves it. From Ian Gill’s new book ‘No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse and What Comes Next.’

By Ian Gill, 20 Sep 2016


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Canada’s Innovation Sector Ripe for Trolls

Government should install safeguards against abuse of intellectual property rights.

By Michael Geist, 16 Aug 2016


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Should Your Taxes Subsidize Big Media?

As pressure mounts for bailouts, time to look at how bad traditional outlets have become.

By Shannon Rupp, 15 Aug 2016


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So Long, Gender Focus! Six Relevant Posts from Seven Years of Feminist Blogging

Though I’m folding my site, other women’s voices thrive online.

By Jarrah Hodge, 12 Aug 2016


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‘You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind’

It’s what I hear all the time from film crews interviewing me. Here’s what I wish they knew beforehand.

By Jess Housty, 11 Aug 2016


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Fight Piracy? Canadian Creators More Concerned with Fighting Obscurity

Punishing pirates a low priority for rights holders, who prefer to focus on supporting legitimate services, study finds.

By Michael Geist, 9 Aug 2016


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Do You Consent? Four Ways to Strengthen Digital Privacy

Yay or nay? Often businesses don’t bother asking if you wish to share your online info.

By Michael Geist, 2 Aug 2016


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Why Demanding to Publish a Suicide Note Is Callous and Unethical

Walrus editor Jon Kay scoffs at ‘privacy’ for the dead. What about the family left behind?

By Romayne Smith Fullerton, 29 Jul 2016


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Why Canada’s E-Library Is Barren

Slow going national digitization plan leaves virtual shelves empty.

By Michael Geist, 26 Jul 2016


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‘Social Media for Academics’: An Actually Useful Guide

Finally, a manual that’s devoid of the usual dubious digital-guru speak. And it’s not just for profs.

By Shannon Rupp, 22 Jul 2016


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What to Do When Anonymous Trolls Throw You Hate? Heed Leslie Jones

Like the Ghostbusters star, I too received sexist, racist screeds as a female newspaper manager.

By Jody Paterson, 20 Jul 2016


Wade Davis Endorsed Trudeau, Now ‘Profoundly Disappointed’

Despite industrial project approvals, PM may yet guide Canada through needed transition, says renowned anthropologist.

By Andrew MacLeod

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