The record number of Olympic gold medals won by Canada, and a jubilant post-games party that was largely problem-free — left some media critics” red-faced,” impressed, and startled, reported a Canwest writer ….
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Thirty years ago, The St. Petersburg Times newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Church of Scientology. The religious organization, which evidently considered the newspaper’s coverage unfair, recently hired investigators to investigate, and then …
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The Atlantic wondered: How do other people deal with the torrent of information? It asked Steve Coll, Nicholas Lemann, James Gibney, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeffrey Goldberg and Marc Ambinder, and dished up the details of their media diets at theAtlanticWire.
What would a Canadian diet include?
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Broadcasters in Quebec and Australia are in hot water for on-air references to the sexual orientation of Olympic figure skaters.
In Canada, a gay rights group wants a public apology from French-language broadcaster over comments about figure skater Johnny Weir, reported AP. The story added that Australia’s Channel Nine “reportedly received complaints from viewers after two of its hosts joked about the masculinity of Weir and other male skaters.”
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American TV viewers accustomed to watching the Olympics on CBC television are upset ….
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Should The Globe and Mail tell Canadians what we should think about the Olympics, among other issues, on its front page? Anne McNeilly, former Globe journalist and now journalism professor, thinks not.
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