News in Review - April 2020 Covid-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions New

It's being compared to the largest pandemic in history, the Spanish flu of 1918, which infected a third of the world’s population. Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 is a new strain of flu sweeping the planet, which causes severe respiratory illness. The World Health Organisation has put the global fatality rate for coronavirus as high as 3.4 percent. The outbreak started ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

CBC Kids News Deepfake videos explained New

Did he really just say that? Probably not, if what we know about deepfake videos is true. Deepfake videos are videos that make it look like somebody is saying or doing something, when they never actually did. They’re usually made with a kind of artificial intelligence technology that makes it possible to turn a still photograph into a moving avatar. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:04:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

News in Review - November 1997 Diana and Teresa: The Boundaries of Grief

The world's reactions to the deaths of the era's two most famous women. The implications of media hype both in the events leading up to Diana's death and the phenomenon of overflowing public grief. The excesses of media reaction and the rush to Calcutta for Teresa's funeral, some say to expiate the guilt at rejoicing over huge audience figures generated ...
  • 1997
  • 00:19:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1997

My World Media Literacy Different perspectives New

Journalists are responsible for showing a whole range of opinions, so that people have reliable information to help them decide what to think for themselves. President Putin's rule of Russia is something that divides public opinion. This video shows how journalists include different points of view, providing background and context to reflect the full story.
  • 2020
  • 00:04:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

Man Alive Dirty Rotten Gossip!

Is gossip just good clean fun or does it reveal the dark side of human nature? Man Alive looks at what we say when we gossip and, more importantly, what gossiping says about us. Arthur Kent talks with two victims of gossip. A New York surgeon tells how his practice was ruined as a result of a rumour that he ...
  • 1995
  • 00:24:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - January 2017 Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate," planted online, that went viral. Now ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

News in Review - December 2019 Disinformation: Chasing Down the Online Lies

Fake news, also called disinformation or misinformation, is a term we hear over and over again. But what is fake news, exactly, and how can we spot it? Disinformation usually appears on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or may be sent via messaging apps. But misleading information or so called "fake news" often unravels with a little digging. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

The Lang & O'Leary Exchange Diversity in Ads

There are concerns that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes. Amanda Lang looks at a new study that suggests race representation is problematic in ad campaigns. The University of Toronto's Shyon Baumann, lead author of that study, discusses advertising in Canada and its patterns of racism and bias.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

The National Diversity in film now extending to critics

CBC News looks at how the Toronto International Film Festival is helping more diverse movie reviewers in the spotlight this year.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News Eyes of the World: 1919-1945

At first, Hollywood studios present sanitized news, presenting a world without Nazis or the Depression. The newsreel is revolutionized by The March of Time which established the standards the industry still works by today. World War II was as much a contest of news machines as of armies, battling for public opinion. A Canadian cameraman scoops the world with moving ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013