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| March 20, 2015
| March 6, 2015

News, lies and videotape: The legitimation crisis in journalism

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Brian Williams lied. He told viewers that a Chinook helicopter he was in was struck by enemy fire in Iraq. It wasn't. The veteran broadcaster's transgression has yet to receive the honorary "gate" suffix, but it has sparked an outpouring of commentary ranging from funny to high moral outrage. Why would he do such a thing? Did he mis-remember? The fact is, Williams actually reported the incident accurately in a story that aired 12-years ago. Since then, however, the story has evolved. He told talk-show host David Letterman in 2013:

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The F Word

Feminism and the Media in 2014

February 23, 2015
| From Ghomeshi to Gamergate, a panel conversation about Feminism and the Media in 2014, recorded live at BARtalk as part of the University of British Columbia's Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Length: 38:37 minutes (44.21 MB)
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Freelancers fighting full copyright claim by non-profit media company

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A small group of freelance radio journalists are in a stand-off with a non-profit media company that has asked them to give up full copyright in a new contract.

The freelancers allege that AMI Accessible Media Inc., a Toronto-based news organization that produces content for the blind, partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, has changed the terms of a new contract so that they will own full copyright to stories -- including raw material like the audio interviews and research notes.

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| January 23, 2015

Jobs lost as Xtra folds print edition, goes online only

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The 31st anniversary of Xtra, February 19, 2015, will be the last time it publishes on paper. 

On Wednesday, Canada's only gay and lesbian publisher Pink Triangle Press (PTP) announced that it would be moving to an all digital platform and closing down Xtra, its print publications in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

The iconic weekly produces news for and about the LGBTIQ community. Final issues of Xtra in Vancouver and Ottawa will appear on streets February 12, 2015 and in Toronto on the newspaper's 31st anniversary on February 19, 2015.

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Africafiles: The Pulse

Fighting the Ebola epidemic through journalism

January 13, 2015
| As the Ebola outbreak continues to hit West Africa, local reporters fight the epidemic through journalism.
Length: 16:33 minutes (15.17 MB)
Redeye

Shameless Magazine celebrates 10th anniversary

November 25, 2014
| Shameless Magazine is an independent Canadian voice for young women and trans youth. It's run by volunteers and guided by a feminist and anti-racist approach.
Length: 16:10 minutes (14.81 MB)
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