Columnists
Wayne MacPhail | The "inciting event" in movie plots has lessons for magazines and other traditional media, whose character development in an online world is doomed to bend toward tragedy.
Columnists
Wayne MacPhail | Just before the Winter Olympics started, NBC ran a piece about how easy it was for hackers to get into and steal data from the cellphones and computers of Sochi-bound tourists.
Columnists
Wayne MacPhail | Social media has always had its share of noise to signal. But lately it feels like the social web has gotten markedly stupider, tackier and has had its bullshit detector smashed to atoms.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Today newspapers aren't the dominant journalistic force they were in Karl Kraus's Vienna. But they can still play a vile or almost angelic role in the grand drama of public life and debate.
News
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Isabelle Nastasia and Suey Park | Russell Brand has been championed by many for "starting a revolution." But, wait...weren't "disenfranchised" groups saying the same things already?
Blog
Jon Queally | There's barely a whiff of the skepticism one would expect after the colossal -- and well-documented -- media failure that preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Podcast
Meghan Murphy | A panel discussion presented as part of the CounterCulture Speaker Series and run by the Media Democracy Project, looks at what's missing in the coverage of the B.C. election.
Blog
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Simon Tremblay-Pepin | I've contended for the last two years that between 2005 and 2010, an intensive public relations campaign was undertaken with the aim of increasing tuition fees in Quebec.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | This would normally be a column I'd write at the time of Peter Mansbridge's retirement as CBC-TV's national news anchor, but I don't see any point in waiting since he's pretty much retired on-air.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | I keep hearing people ask about the Globe and Mail. Their questions are like: What's with the Globe? Who does it think it is? What's it trying to be?
Blog
Brian Burke marches with PFLAG during the Pride Parade in Toronto. (Photo: James Hamilton.)
Tyler Shipley | A comprehensive analysis of ongoing homophobia in the hockey world, as manifest in hyperbolic media reactions to Brian Burke's participation in the 2012 Pride Parade.
Blog
Joanna Chiu | A new blog series offers lessons, strategies and inspiration on ways you can improve your media literacy and harness the power of the media to help end violence against women and girls.