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Thursday, 23 March 2017

HotDocs 2017
Julie El-Chaer

Jump into the world of North America’s largest Documentary Festival! Early this week the HotDocs Canadian Documentary Festival held a press conference to announce their line-up for the 2017 festival from April 27th to May 7th. With 2906 entries, the 24th annual HotDocs Fest narrowed down the official selection to 13 programs that will feature 230 documents from 58 countries! With work coming from around the world, about 48% of the official line up is by female filmmakers! We are also pleased to say that HotDocs will have Redux; a full program dedicated to the female Canadian filmmakers and sponsored by Bell Media.

Friday, 10 February 2017

PayPal freezes Canadian media group's account over story about Syrian family

PayPal freezes Canadian media group's account over story about Syrian family

 / The Canadian Press
FEBRUARY 10, 2017 10:11 AM
TORONTO — A community newspaper's payment to enter a feel-good story about a family of Syrian refugees in an awards competition prompted PayPal to freeze the account of a national media organization as a suspicious transaction, The Canadian Press has learned.

Newspapers Have High Level of Trust, but Will They Capitalize on It?

Newspapers Have High Level of Trust, but Will They Capitalize on It?

The red columns in the chart below are worth a thousand words.
Americans are polarized in many ways, pre-eminently in politics. But a big majority of them agree that Facebook is not a trustworthy news source. As the blue bars in the chart show, a significant majority of the public also agrees that newspapers are trustworthy.
I assembled the revealing chart on media trust from raw data in a January survey commissioned by BuzzFeed. In its article on the survey, BuzzFeed chose to focus on the low public trust of Facebook. It made only an off-hand reference to the high trust in newspapers — both Web and print versions.
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