Doc Zone Facebook Follies

Love it or hate it, Facebook is the world’s most successful social networking site. Our relationships, our thoughts, our pastimes, our memories, our lives and deaths — all are now routinely recorded on Facebook. It represents a paradigm shift in communications as significant as the printing press, the telegraph or the television. Inevitably, mishaps, embarrassment and trouble accompany such change. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News History Through a Lens (Born Among Clowns): 1894-1919

The Lumières create a new industry and within 10 years, powerful news companies are in cutthroat competition around the world. At first a novelty included in vaudeville shows, newsreels would soon be seen by tens of millions of cinema-goers twice a week. Much of what viewers saw was actually staged by pre-Hollywood film studios. Rare footage includes some of the ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2013 Hoaxes and Pranks: When the Joke Turns Tragic

Some Montreal students were a YouTube hit after creating a realistic looking video of an eagle seemingly snatching a child and trying to fly away. A short time later, another prank or hoax led to the death of a nurse in London. Where do we draw the line when making things up in the name of entertainment?
  • 2013
  • 00:12:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2013

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As It Happens Homophone Blogger Fired

If you know the difference between the words "homophobe" and "homophone," you're well ahead of one American English language school administrator who fired an employee last week for allegedly promoting "some kind of gay agenda" through a blog post about grammar. Timothy Torkildson was let go from his position as a social media specialist at the Nomen Global Language Center ...
  • 2014
  • 00:06:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - April 2011 How Facebook Changed the World

It began as a college dorm project, but Facebook is now an international giant. It has more than half a billion users, and Canadians are among its biggest fans. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the rise of the social media giant and at the many ways it is changing the world.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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The National How Social Media is Shaping the U.S. Presidential Race

Social media is playing a hugely important role in the U.S. presidential race. Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaign teams are really trying to capitalize on the ability to track in real time what's trending, to know if their message is working. One unanswered question, however, is will the non-stop Facebook and Twitter buzz get people out to vote?
  • 2016
  • 00:05:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Inside Information: Stories from the Hill (Part 1 of 3)

Julie Van Dusen of CBC's Ottawa Bureau takes viewers along as she works the "dayside shift", updating her reports on Newsworld, doing live hits and preparing reports. Fifty years ago no CBC reporter stalked Parliament Hill, a decision made so that CBC wouldn't be seen as supporting the government that created it. The legendary Norman DePoe was CBC's first star ...
  • 2002
  • 00:55:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Inside Information: Stories from the Street (Part 2 of 3)

On its opening night, September 8, 1952, the first news story broadcast on CBC Television was the dramatic escape and subsequent capture of Toronto's notorious bank robbers, The Boyd Gang. This documentary features archival footage from the groundbreaking Connections series, and looks at the investigative nature of The Fifth Estate's coverage of the wrongly convicted, the changing approach to the ...
  • 2002
  • 00:54:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Inside Information: Stories from the War Zone (Part 3 of 3)

CBC foreign correspondent Neil MacDonald is featured as he files his stories from the Middle East, one of the most volatile areas in the world. Archival footage of memorable stories from past world conflicts is also included. Veteran journalists who brought us those stories – Michael Maclear and Morley Safer, two of CBC-TV's early foreign correspondents – are also featured. The ...
  • 2002
  • 00:54:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013