Live from New York it’s Premier Doug Ford
Ontario business brings its own media
Doug Ford spent two days taking Manhattan, on a trip documented by his government’s Ontario News Now, which his staff think reporters should consider a sufficient source.
Bing won’t ping with politicians
Concurrent with a growing confusion around communications, Elections Canada announced plans to monitor misinformation about voting.
Canada will be first to lose the likes on Instagram. Some users won’t be able to see the hearts that their photos have received, in a test by the app to see if it can tone down influence from influencers. Meanwhile, a “Civic Boost” tour from Facebook will train Canadians on how to use the tools through with the company is still trying to rule the world.
Woke prof rewarded for tireless tweeting
Matthew A. Sears, a formerly conservative Classical studies professor at the University of New Brunswick, established a reputation on Twitter for showing off his new left-wing bona fides. And now Sears has finally landed on the right kind of jag to generate headlines:
CBC veteran under scrutiny for a spreadsheet. Sue Gardner went from heading digital operations at the Ceeb, to the parent company of Wikipedia—and now she runs The Markup, which raised $23 million for investigative tech journalism. But its future is uncertain after the firing of co-founder Julia Angwin, the fallout from which exposed Gardner’s effort to rank employees based on criteria like social class, along with her habit of asking them to take personality tests.
Union Station blesses its mess
Toronto city officials took reporters on a tour of the $823-million revitalization of the transportation hub, lest they further question whether the construction project will ever end:
R.I.P. Fitzroy Gordon, founder of G98.7 FM. The radio station was the brainchild of this Jamaican cricket player turned media personality. Gordon was long known as “Dr. Love,” and he hosted late nights on CHIN Radio. His eclectic concept for G98.7, aimed at a uniquely Black Canadian demographic, was realized with a broadcast licence in 2011.
Finally, a dead tree of hair metal
M.E.A.T, which was theoretically an acronym for “Metal Events Around Toronto,” debuted in May 1989. It published through fall 1995, as the scene it covered died. But the magazine’s publisher promises a year-long retrospective: