‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

On Thursday the Public Policy Forum (PPF) released its government-commissioned report, "The Shattered Mirror",  which depicted today's world as a "post-truth" dystopian nightmare. According to the report's ominous introduction, "Established news organizations have been left gasping" and  "native digital alternatives have failed to develop journalistic mass." Then the report--GASP!--asks the reader to "imagine a world … Continue reading ‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

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2017 is the year Canada goes full Pravda

Today a report from a Public Policy Forum study--contracted by the federal government--is going to be released recommending that Canadian media be further subsidized by the government. PPF touts itself as "an independent, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada", but the first thing one sees on the think tank's site … Continue reading 2017 is the year Canada goes full Pravda