This episode of Hub Dialogues features author and journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon on her provocative book, Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy and its diagnosis of what’s gone wrong in the news media.
Media executives who once campaigned for the Online News Act with sugar-plum visions of Big Tech cash dancing in their heads were left to deal with some pretty serious lumps of coal.
In a recent Hub Dialogues this week, Rudyard Griffiths and Sean Speer unpacked The Hub’s progress in this past year, highlighted how the site has grown, and discussed what The Hub has in store for the future. Here are three key insights from their discussion.
The government has effectively gutted the Online News Act in order to convince Google to refrain from blocking news links in Canada and to fix some of the legislative mistakes that have been apparent from the start.
While the new plucky media start-ups may offer less prestige and are still making a name for themselves, they are nimble, they take risks, and they experiment. They are the ones leading the charge into Canadian journalism’s uncertain future.
This week saw Hub readers engaging with a range of pressing issues, including how universities conduct themselves in the realm of politics, our country’s messy federalism, what the media needs to do to earn back public trust, the impact of the oil and gas emissions cap, and the importance of learning and appreciating our country’s history.
This episode of Hub dialogues features Rudyard Griffiths, The Hub’s executive director, and Sean Speer, editor-at-large, discussing The Hub’s progress in 2023, the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead next year, and why they’re grateful to be involved in such a rewarding project.
Andrew Coyne joined Hub Dialogues to discuss the importance of making a reader’s experience with news worthwhile, how perceived political biases are diminishing trust in the industry, and how the only certainty the industry can count on is that news will look different in the future.
Trust in news is plummeting and the media has been busy blaming everyone but the media itself. But in the meantime, the public has been sending a clear message: they don’t trust the news because they think it’s biased.
This episode of Hub Dialogues features Globe and Mail columnist Andrew Coyne discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Canada’s news media, the problems with government support for the industry, and why he is optimistic about the future of journalism.