Tagged Media

Frosh 2017: Tri media alliance

By Jason Herring Like most respectable post-secondary institutions, the University of Calgary has a few media outlets. Dubbed the tri-media alliance, CJSW, NUTV and the Gauntlet all offer volunteer, training and employment opportunities and are located above the Black Lounge on MacHall’s east third-floor. These organizations rely heavily on both student levies and volunteer contributions to…

Sports journalism will thrive in digital age

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, April 6 2017 — Next year, the Gauntlet will transition from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine. With a new digital format and daily reporting on our website, this will have a largely positive outcome in the sports section. Our move reflects the increased digital demands from our readership and news…

No tax dollars to prop up Canadian media

By Ala Buzreba, March 19 2015 — Canadian media is often overshadowed by our neighbour to the south. Many of our publishers and broadcasters require government support to stay afloat. Think CBC, which operates radio, TV networks and a website in both English and French and is primarily funded by the government. This protection of…

The Walrus tackles vice

By Jason Herring, January 22 2015 — Everyone has their vices, be it alcohol, gambling or shitty action movies. The Walrus Talks Vice, an evening featuring speeches from eight Canadian scholars and writers, will discuss why we are drawn to “immoral” behaviour, and why that’s not always  a bad thing. One of the speakers, Jim…

Why rape isn’t reported

By Curtis Wolff, November 6 2014 — Like most Canadians, I was stunned to hear of the allegations of sexual assault levelled against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi. A skilled interviewer and seemingly ardent feminist, Ghomeshi and his radio show Q injected some life into the programming of our dutiful but often dull public broadcaster….

CBC took the lead on the Ottawa shooting

By Kate Jacobson, October 30 2014 — On Wednesday morning, news broke that a gunman shot a soldier standing guard at Canada’s National War Memorial before firing shots inside Parliament. I checked the news intermittently while studying for a midterm. I never felt afraid or lost while watching the CBC’s coverage. The events of the…

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