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#41 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:51 AM

i suppose we see that with south asians in surrey and jamaicans etc. in toronto.  but i think it's a small portion of those populations.



#42 Mike K.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 11:42 AM

🔹Climate protestors to target Victoria’s print media🔹

This coming Wednesday the local chapter of Extinction Rebellion, a global protest organization focused on climate-related issues, will be protesting outside of the Time Colonist headquarters on Douglas Street at Kings Road to bring attention to what the protest organizers alleges is a lack of coverage on climate issues by the publication and its ownership group.

The protest will take place November 13th at 3:30PM, and could last several hours.

The Times Colonist is Vancouver Island’s oldest corporate media organization and is owned by Vancouver-based Glacier Media.

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#43 Nparker

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 11:54 AM

These folks are not making any friends with their protest techniques.



#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:17 PM

what are they protesting there?  a lack of coverage of climate change?  huh.  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 November 2019 - 12:18 PM.


#45 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:24 PM

Times Colonist:

 

Pallister says Canada can unite on climate action if partisan politics set aside NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Feds urged to integrate costs of climate change November 7, 2019

Clear and unequivocal: Thousands of scientists sign letter on climate crisis November 5, 2019

Victoria forum a call to action on climate change Oct 27, 2019

A list of actions being taken on climate change around the world Oct 25, 2019

Youth to sue Canadian government for climate change harms Oct 24, 2019

Environmental report says federal parties must do more to fight climate change Oct 9, 2019

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

Canadian food supplies at risk if climate change not slowed Aug 8, 2019

How does climate change affect people? Apr 4, 2019

 

etc...


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#46 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:26 PM

plus all their articles on extinction rebellion events. tc is not running sky is falling editorials every month but they are hardly showing any bias against the climate worriers.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 November 2019 - 12:27 PM.


#47 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM

The Times Colonist is emblematic of Glacier Media’s morally repulsive coverage of the climate and extinction emergency. XRVI speakers will feature research showing how Glacier Media has consistently refused to include even the clearest links between the climate emergency and its coverage of critical news events. Glacier Media, which also owns the Daily Oil Bulletin and Oilweek magazine, not surprisingly haven’t bothered to join Covering Climate Now, whose members have committed to report accurately about the crisis. Worldwide, more than 170 news organizations and individuals have joined in a stated attempt to “do justice to the defining story of our time.” In Canada, that list includes The Toronto Star and The National Observer.

 

 

https://www.facebook...96221521104434/


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#48 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:33 PM

the star and the observer.  who would want to join a club with them?



#49 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:47 PM

Wall Street Journal is free this weekend:

 

https://www.wsj.com/


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#50 todd

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:06 PM

I always thought good old plaster was great stuff don’t know if I trust this drywall.

#51 Matt R.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 01:15 AM

My old friend Dr. Pollard of RAND Corp. speaking to the Monocle about his recently published piece on reliability and trust in the media. His bit starts about 3 minutes in.

https://monocle.com/...minute/88/play/

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#52 Mike K.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 07:16 AM

California-based news publications are having to fire freelance writers after a law came into place.

 

The state now limits freelancers to 35 articles per month, meaning if a publication wants more work from an individual, they must hire them on as a full-time employee. And who dumped a few hundred freelancers from its roster as a result of the new law? Vox.

 

New York-based Vox Media said Monday it would end contracts with hundreds of freelance writers and editors in California who covered sports for the blog network SB Nation as the company came into compliance with the law, which could have forced it to reclassify some of these contractors as employees.

 

 

You can read more about this here: https://www.latimes....freelancers-ab5


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#53 G-Man

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:25 PM

That law is so dumb that it is unbelievable that they passed it. At least when it comes to writing many prefer to be writing for multiple publications rather than hired by one.

The intention was nice but execution horrible.
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#54 Bernard

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 01:54 PM

Anyone that is writing more than 35 articles a month for a publication is working fulltime for them.   The law should not have any impact on people that write for multiple publications 



#55 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:16 PM

Well, that’s not necessarily true. The pieces published by these outlets are not in depth and designed to be consumed within 1-3 minutes. They can pump out a dozen of those a day, per contributor.

The irony here is Vox’s own journalists championed this measure. Now some of them have to move to another state to be able to keep contributing to the outlet.

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#56 G-Man

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 04:25 PM

^ Exactly.

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#57 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 08:31 PM

I was paid to write articles for VV that took 1 to 3 minutes to read and they took me all day to create. What a sucker I was.


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#58 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 08:37 PM

And you can write a 200 word VV post in minutes. It all depends on what the topic is and what you’re passionate about. Those writers for Vox covered the topics they did religiously and pumped out content like machines.

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#59 Mike K.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:43 AM

There isn’t a human being alive today that isn’t talking about the roasting Ricky Gervais handed down to Hollywood elites at the Golden Globes.

And yet when you look at Twitter’s trending section, arguably at the forefront of social sentiment, guess who’s not there?

If you’ve ever wanted to see media censorship in action, go on, take a peek.

(Spoiler alert: Last but not least is #hollywoodhypocrites, at #29, which has somehow escaped the censorship clutches).

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#60 Bernard

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:02 AM

Well, that’s not necessarily true. The pieces published by these outlets are not in depth and designed to be consumed within 1-3 minutes. They can pump out a dozen of those a day, per contributor.

The irony here is Vox’s own journalists championed this measure. Now some of them have to move to another state to be able to keep contributing to the outlet.

So clearly a staff job and not something a freelancer makes any sense for



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