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Media Democracy Days - Vancouver

Nov 7, 2015
Vancouver Public Library - Main Branch
350 W Georgia
Vancouver , BC
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49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
British Columbia CA
On November 7 join in the Vancouver Media Democracy Day events, panels, the media fair, and more -- featuring independent media experts including rabble's own blogs editor Michael Stewart and more.
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Election deals blow to Canada's dominant press group

Postmedia’s support for Conservatives leaves it out of step with the public

Sunday 1 November 2015

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The most common prediction ahead of last month’s Canadian election was that the country’s many polling firms would again fail to predict the results. In the event, most of them accurately foresaw Justin Trudeau’s Liberals sweeping into power. Instead, it was the country’s daily newspapers that got it wrong, promoting the incumbent Conservatives while readers and voters turned en masse against the party. Social media pounced on the striking disconnect with increasing ferocity as editors in virtually every Canadian city and town published tortured endorsements of Stephen Harper’s government.

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