Eye on the Media


    Tuesday November 07, 2017

    Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage

    “We would see a one-third decrease in mass shootings if the media agreed to adopt the ‘Don't name them, don't show them’ type of campaign.”

    Posted: Nov 07, 2017 3:09 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:15 PM ET
    Listen 19:43

    Wednesday June 07, 2017

    Is media responsible for protecting identity of whistleblowers?

    News outlet The Intercept has been criticized for compromising the identity of alleged NSA whistleblower Reality Winner.

    Posted: Jun 07, 2017 2:47 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017 9:13 AM ET
    Listen 19:35
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    Friday March 10, 2017

    Does public trust suffer when journalists cross over to work in politics?

    Since the Liberal government took power, at least half-a-dozen journalists have moved from jobs in media to jobs inside the corridors of power. Critics argue the move erodes the level of trust in our press, and in our democracy.

    Posted: Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017 12:48 PM ET
    Listen 22:09
  • Trump

    Monday February 27, 2017

    the current Trump's media war 'calculated distraction' from Russia, say observers

    If reporters are labelled enemies, does that erode journalistic efforts to chronicle the actions of elected officials? After some news organizations were shut out by the White House, The Current looks at the consequences of freedom from the press.

    Posted: Feb 27, 2017 7:56 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017 3:16 PM ET
    Listen 19:05
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    Friday January 27, 2017

    Canadian news industry at crisis point, suggests new report

    Canadian news media has been suffering through years of cuts, cutbacks, closures, consolidations and buyouts — Could they all be adding up to a threat to our democracy, and an opening for the spread of fake news?

    Posted: Jan 27, 2017 2:23 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 27, 2017 2:33 PM ET
    Listen 13:25
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    Monday January 23, 2017

    The Current Journalists warn against normalizing Trump

    The word "normalized" is heard quite a bit when it comes to how reporters should cover President Trump. And how to cover this unprecedented U.S. president is on the minds of editors and news consumers everywhere.

    Posted: Jan 23, 2017 7:54 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 23, 2017 4:00 PM ET
    Listen 19:29
  • Trump Changing Presidency Analysis

    Friday January 13, 2017

    The Current Donald Trump news conference 'clear attack on the free press'

    Journalists who have covered other countries say Trump's press conference this week is worrying — showing signs he's taking the first steps towards becoming authoritarian. So how do news outlets best cover the incoming U.S. administration?

    Posted: Jan 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017 1:02 PM ET
    Listen 19:13
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    Wednesday August 10, 2016

    The Current Rio 2016: Female Olympians face sexism in media

    Whether it's referring to women athletes as "girls," undue attention being paid to their appearances, or being introduced as "Mrs. So-and-So" — why are female athletes often covered in a way that undercuts their achievements?

    Posted: Aug 10, 2016 7:08 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 10, 2016 7:12 AM ET
    Listen 20:45
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    Wednesday June 08, 2016

    'White rage' causes racial unrest in U.S., says author

    Carol Anderson explores U.S. racial past and present in her new book White Rage:The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.

    Posted: Jun 08, 2016 9:20 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 08, 2016 2:30 PM ET
    Listen 24:39

    Monday May 16, 2016

    The Current Why it matters that Facebook decides what 1.5 billion see every day

    Facebook is now considered the biggest news distributor on the planet with an ever-expanding influence. Allegations the social media network suppresses topics of interest to conservatives have created a firestorm. The Current looks into the algorithm controversy.

    Posted: May 16, 2016 10:15 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 16, 2016 2:23 PM ET