Readers may have noticed that most of our commentary has reflected a particular point of view. We’ve condemned Hamas, criticized those who’ve sought to justify or rationalize the attacks, and supported Israel’s right to defend itself.
There’s something odd about outsourcing responsibility for the government’s policy decisions to two private companies based on the dubious argument that they “owe” the Canadian news media for having come to dominate the digital advertising market.
Any policy intervention in the news media market should be primarily aimed at enabling the transition away from the failed legacy media model to new, different, and more sustainable ones.
There’s something perverse about the news media relying on two founding sources to which it often finds itself investigating: big government and big tech. The potential consequences for journalistic decision-making as well as the public trust are profound.
When the federal election kicks off, we’ll be launching Policy Pulse, a new live blog with real-time updates and analysis on the policy proposals coming from the various political parties each day over the course of the campaign.