Lisa Coxon and Ronan O’Beirne We asked some Canadian broadcast reporters to share some helpful tips they’ve received from camera operators, editors and the like over the years. From serious to silly, here’s what they’ve been told: “When you are doing particularly sad stories, if you don’t feel the emotion of those you are interviewing, […]
By Shannon Clarke and Rebecca Melnyk Canadian-Egyptian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy, will begin trial tomorrow in Egypt, alongside Al-Jazeera colleagues Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed. The three are among 20 journalists accused of cooperating with the Muslim Brotherhood to threaten the country’s reputation. They have been detained since December 29, 2013 and were officially charged on […]
By Aya Tsintziras I was standing in line at the movies recently with a friend when she mentioned she still wants to see Woody Allen’s latest movie, Blue Jasmine. All I could think about was Maureen Orth’s November 2013 Vanity Fair piece on Mia Farrow and her children—specifically, the allegations that Allen sexually assaulted Dylan Farrow, their daughter. As it […]
Canadians are as kinky as anybody. So why is sex coverage here so damned boring?
By Kate Hefford “This is a good brand,” says sex blogger Erika Szabo, motioning toward a pair of $50 underwear. They’re silky smooth, dusty blue boxer briefs with an exaggerated bulge. We glance over electrosex gear, sex toys that apply electric stimulation to the genitals. We’re in Priape, a sex shop and gay haven in Toronto’s […]
Why are online comments so extremely loud and incredibly verbose, and what can be done about it?
By Davida Ander “What’s your problem?” “Isn’t it obvious? He’s an unemployed welfare bum.” “Grow up.” “Once you are done you may fornicate yourself.” “You just antagonize people to get people to react, dude. It’s what you do! You have serious issues!” “I win every time due to your lack of brains, slightly amusing on […]