By David@Sixthestate.net Seriously. This is starting to get absolutely ridiculous. I’m gratified to see the National Post and the Toronto Star jumping on the Margaret Wente plagiarism bandwagon. But there are still people referring to this as though it was an isolated incident, and there are even some professional journalists who have the nerve to […]
By Frank Moher This story has been updated below The furor over what appears to be plagiarism in Margaret Wente’s columns for The Globe and Mail continues to grow, helped along by The Globe itself. On Wednesday I reported that the blog Media Culpa had identified numerous instances where Wente appeared to have lifted prose […]
By Frank Moher The blog Media Culpa has spent the past week coming up with some breathtaking examples of what appear to be plagiarized passages in columns by The Globe and Mail‘s Margaret Wente. The examples offered are so damning that I don’t know why I’m bothering with the “appear to be” part of that […]
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind seeing a Conservative politician writing a column for CBC. Even if he is a creationist. But I’m dismayed to see, once again, a spirited defence of the “left-wing media” myth being promulgated here in Canada, especially by the state broadcaster.
As befits a retired Cabinet minister, Day doesn’t make the argument particularly well.
By Frank Moher Now that we know just how much financial trouble Postmedia is in (see here, and here, and here), the question becomes: How well are they going to balance journalistic and money problems as they attempt, pell-mell, to transition to a digital-first strategy? On the basis of the Vancouver Province/Enbridge-parody furor, the answer […]
By Frank Moher The cartoonist whose animated parody of an Enbridge ad was removed from the website of Vancouver’s The Province on Friday says the newspaper was told to take it down by a Postmedia executive, after Enbridge threatened to pull $1 million in ads from the company. “It was up for awhile,” Dan Murphy, […]
Update: Cartoonist: Enbridge parody pulled on orders from Postmedia executive The Vancouver Province has pulled from its website an animation created by its editorial cartoonist, Dan Murphy, that satirizes Enbridge’s massive ad campaign in support of its Northern Gateway pipeline. In the original ad, Enbridge claims that the pipeline is “a path to our future,” […]
By Zoe Grams Many arts supporters are just regaining their breath after the cuts, no cuts, debacle around the Literary Press Group of Canada, which sent waves of disbelief and frustration across the publishing community. But it’s not time to celebrate yet; now the Postmedia Network has announced a slew of job cuts at Canada’s […]
An anonymous missive has appeared on The Gazetteer, purporting to be from “a newsworker at Postmedia” and offering an explanation for that chain’s sudden turn against the Harper Conservatives. The Gazetter‘s proprietor, RossK, had wondered if aggressive work on the robocall file and other signs of journalistic life at Conrad Black’s former playthingie meant some […]
By Frank Moher The sudden news that the Vancouver Playhouse is closing after 49 seasons comes as a shock, of course. We assume these venerable civic institutions will somehow always manage to lumber along, despite economic downturns and hostile governments and digital depredations. This, after all, was the company that gave Canadian theatre its seminal […]