Technology

  • When Politics Trumps Meaning

    The very wording of the federal government’s updated Broadcasting Act means language itself is being subordinated to the State’s political purposes, Peter Stockland argues in the second of two parts examining Bill C-10.

    Read part one of Peter Stockland's two-part series on Bill C-10.

    Debate over the federal government’s updating of the Broadcasting Act has l...

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  • Power Struggle Over Communication

    The continuing battle over Bill C-10, which revises the federal Broadcasting Act, is a fundamental dispute over who decides how Canadians connect, Peter Stockland reports in the first of two parts.

    Read part two of Peter Stockland's two-part series on Bill C-10.

    Two bright spots amid the thunderbolts and lightening of the Liberal government’...

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  • Newspapers Must Face the Facebook Music

    Print journalists’ pleas for the government to keep social media from eating their lunch are as fact-free as claiming the Pyongyang Times is a bulwark of democracy, Peter Menzies argues.

    A little more than 20 years ago, Conrad Black and David Radler saw the future. It was the Internet, and it was going to eat the newspaper business’ lunch. So they sold their extensive chain of Canadian newspapers to Canwest - a broadcasting company owned by...

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  • The Perils of Facing Down Facebook

    Canada’s federal Heritage Minister needs a better grip on who he’s dealing with before shaking his fist too often at Mark Zuckerberg’s social media colossus, Peter Menzies writes.

    Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is determined to pick a fight with Facebook in his bid to find a way to fund failing newspaper publishers - a battle that may end with news media being blocked from access to global social media audiences.

    Over the...

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  • The Educational Apocalypse of Google

    Convivum contributor David McKernan wonders whether the traditional understanding of university education is being sacrificed to the false god Google.

    Much has been said about the failure of the modern university to promote the pursuit of truth and human flourishing. As Rex Murphy argues, the modern university is becoming a “cocoon of self-indulgence and anti-intellectualism” which undermines the project ...

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