Saturday, October 31, 2015

Article of Interest in this month's Atlantic

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, the cover of this month's issue of The Atlantic is definitely worth checking out:
©2015 The Atlantic

So is the cover story/article, by Walter Kirn, which you can read here.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Changing Face of Journalism, in Canada and Beyond

There has been a lot of discussion these past couple of weeks about the role of journalists and news media in election campaigns and coverage, with a couple of pretty high profile and controversial endorsements emerging in the days leading up to todays' election. These stories diverge from the issues relayed in this week's readings in various ways, but they are also connected - especially in terms of the notion of "click bait journalism" and how commercial priorities often translate into an over-simplification of issues and perspectives.  The following labour dispute, as described by journalist/columnist and former National Post Editor (of Editorials and Comment) Andrew Coyne, illustrates some of these linkages: