MRU Media

MRU Media: 09/10/2019

This report is a weekday roundup of news about MRU, faculty experts, students and alumni, and other topics of interest.

MRU in the News

Brooks: Pride Patio Party supports LGBTQ+ refugees: (Calgary Herald – Tim Rahilly, president; Terry Kellam, staff)

Anti-diversity op-ed should never have run in Vancouver Sun: Calgary professor: (The Canadian Press, story posted across Canada including Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Toronto Sun, North Shore News – Jonathan Withey, dean; Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

Widely condemned op-ed continues to spark debate: (CBC Radio News – Shayla Breen, SAMRU; Mark Hecht, Sean Holman, faculty)

Questions remain over controversial op-ed: (CBC News at 6, 4:40: Shayla Breen, SAMRU; Mark Hecht, Sean Holman, faculty)

Vancouver Sun’s controversial op-ed symptomatic of industry stretched too thin: professor: (CityNews – Mark Hecht, faculty)

The place of opinion pieces in news: (CBC Radio,  B.C. Today – Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

Journalists should not be propogating xenophobic content: (CFAX 1070 – Sean Holman, faculty)

Postmedia owes the public an explanation for Hecht anti-immigration op-ed: (National Observer – Mark Hecht, faculty)

That Sun Column Was No Outlier. Postmedia Has Embraced Dishonest, Dangerous Propaganda: (The Tyee – Sean Holman, Mark Hecht, faculty)

Students/experts/alum in the news

Educators scramble to understand what removing ‘public’ will mean for Alberta school boards: (CBC News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Use of fake social media bots in Alberta election coming in federal vote: expert: (National Post, Global News, The Canadian Press – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Social media bots a worry as election approaches: (660 News – Duane Bratt, faculty)

Also worth noting

University of Toronto launches law course in global bid to protect media freedom: (Globe and Mail)

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