Doc Zone Paris Hilton Inc: The Selling of Celebrity

We are drowning in celebrity culture and certain celebrities like Paris Hilton have displayed a knack for keeping themselves in the headlines. Famous for doing nothing, she is the ultimate manifestation of our obsession with celebrity culture and the massive profits that it wields. Pushed by the surging popularity of entertainment and gossip sites on the Internet, the media landscape ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2004 Peace Radio: Canadian Voices in Somalia

All over the world, you can find Canadians trying to make a difference. They work for relief organizations and charities helping people in countries ravaged by poverty, disease and war. In this News in Review story we’ll look at a group of Somali Canadians who returned to Somalia to set up a small radio and television network. And we’ll show ...
  • 2004
  • 00:11:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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News in Review - March 2002 Peter Gzowski: A Canadian Everyman

Peter Gzowski was many things to many people. In addition to his distinguished career as a journalist and long-time radio host, he represented something very Canadian. People in this country identified with him on a personal level; he spoke to and for them. His contributions and legacy to Canadian culture are unique – his support of literacy programs was just ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2002

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The National Political cartoons: Where free speech runs up against poor taste

For the second time in two weeks, a political cartoonist is apologizing for his depiction of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in newspaper commentary on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. So, in an arena where free speech runs up against poor taste, is there a line? And if so, who defines it?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

News in Review - October 1996 Press Concentration: Who Controls the Message?

Following the takeover of Southam Press by Conrad Black, we explore the issue of who controls the editorial thrust of Canadian newspapers.
  • 1996
  • 00:12:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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Brand Canada Rant & Rave

How a marketing guru inhaled Canadian identity and exhaled a new Canadian pride in Molson's seminal TV ad "The Rant."
  • 2017
  • 00:06:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2017

The National Reporting from Inside North Korea

Outside its well-protected borders, North Korea is best known for these: a ruling family dynasty that brooks no dissent, a huge investment in weaponry (increasingly nuclear) and food shortages. CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed reflects on her visit to North Korea as a foreign journalist obliged to follow rules.
  • 2016
  • 00:09:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

News in Review - March 2007 Repression and Fear in Russia

When the Soviet Union collapsed many hoped that freedom would replace repression in the new Russia. But in recent years those hopes have been dashed. In this News in Review story we'll look at how Russia's President Vladimir Putin has been cracking down on his opponents. We'll also examine how his government uses fear and the media to make sure ...
  • 2007
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2007

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The National Researching the spread of fake news and its impact

Researching the spread of fake news and its impact was the focus of a new report from MIT researchers on how rumours can spread faster and farther than the truth. Perhaps one of the more surprising findings is the suggestion that humans are a bigger issue in the spread of fake news than the bots that often get blamed.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/28/2018

News in Review - October 2018 Safeguarding Social Media: Facebook's Challenge

Facebook has been the shooting star of social media platforms. Nothing could stop its meteoric rise as two billion users signed up to communicate and share online. But recent scandals from fake news to extremist content have plagued the firm and users are losing trust. If the firm cannot secure personal information and stop hackers, how can users feel safe? ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2018

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