Media News Digest: Public editor roundups, Brunette is Breakaway’s new host, Chesterman retires Gazette column

Okay everybody, back to work. Here’s what you missed over the holidays.

News about news

At the CRTC

Ethical reviews

TV

Radio

Print

Online

Movies

  • The director of the critically mocked Papa est devenu un lutin, a movie played exclusively in a few Guzzo cinemas, published a press release and a YouTube video (since deleted) in which he defended his movie as one made for children, not adult critics, and saying among other things that “Si vous aimez des films comme Maman, j’ai raté l’avion, c’est un film pour vous. Allez voir mon film, vous allez l’adorer.” Critics may disagree that his movie can be compared to Home Alone. The movie has made a few thousand dollars from those cinemas.

Other

Telecom

  • Work to add wireless connectivity in the Montreal metro has completed on the Blue Line, meaning three of the four lines are now on wireless networks for the four major carriers from one end to the other. The remaining line, the Green Line, will be connected in 2019-20, starting on the eastern side.

News about people

Obituaries

News about companies

Good reads

  • The Washington Post on the impact of lockdowns on students in U.S. schools, even when there’s no real shooting. The story required reviewing thousands of news stories and other reports to get data, which led to an interesting finding that such lockdowns tend to get reported more in smaller cities than larger ones (probably because violence is less common in those areas and community media more prevalent, but those communities will also tend to be whiter).

Jobs

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