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Media Beat: August 01, 2018

Media Beat: August 01, 2018

By David Farrell

John Roberts is on the mend

Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts has been experiencing some medical issues as of late, but it appears the team at MedStar Washington Hospital was able to diagnose and cure what had been ailing him: blocked arteries in his heart. – A. J. Katz, AdWeek


New doc to look at the state of Canadian journalism

While Canadian news outlets continue to face a flurry of job losses and broken business models, a new documentary will follow four reporters trying to navigate through the changing industry.

Shattered is still in production but the film’s director and producer, Lindsay Fitzgerald, said that despite the uncertain futures of the journalists she’s followed for the past year, they still manage to do “incredible” journalism. – Spencer Turcotte, J Source

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Fagstein’s Media News Digest

News about news –  A CNN reporter was barred from covering an event at the White House because they didn't like the questions she was asking. That led to some absurd discussion over whether she was "banned" and saw other media outlets coming to CNN's defence. The Toronto Star has yanked a press release published as-is from its website – Steve Faguy

Why the Web’s inventor wants to take back his invention

Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, thinks decentralization is the key to saving his creation as a democratic tool. – Jennifer Wells, The Star

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Burna Boy
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Burna Boy

Concerts

Burna Boy Paid Tribute to Sidhu Moose Wala at Sold-Out Concert at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena

The Nigerian singer held a moment of silence for the late Punjabi artist, who made his mark in Brampton, Ontario, during the second of two shows at Scotiabank Arena.

Burna Boy paused his show for a moment of silence at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena on Sunday night (Feb. 25) in tribute to Sidhu Moose Wala.

In between performing hits like "It's Plenty" and "Last Last" to a rapturous, sold-out crowd for the second night at the arena, the Nigerian musician and Afrobeats star took a pause. The sombre moment was in tribute to Burna Boy collaborator Sidhu Moose Wala, the influential Punjabi artist who was murdered in 2022.

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