Eye on the Media
Tuesday November 07, 2017
“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.”
Wednesday June 07, 2017
News outlet The Intercept has been criticized for compromising the identity of alleged NSA whistleblower Reality Winner.
Friday March 10, 2017
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.
Monday February 27, 2017
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.videoListen 19:05
Friday January 27, 2017
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?
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.videoListen 19:29
Friday January 13, 2017
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?videoListen 19:13
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?audioListen 20:45
Wednesday June 08, 2016
Carol Anderson explores U.S. racial past and present in her new book White Rage:The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.
Monday May 16, 2016
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.