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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Tony Burman

Tony Burman, former head of CBC News and Al Jazeera English, is the Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair in News Media and Technology at Ryerson University in Toronto.

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Tony Burman

Changing the Channel

How technology and economics have switched what news gets covered June 2014
The future of “news” in the 21st century—how we consume it and how we produce it—is heading into exciting but entirely uncharted territory. The explosion of new technology and the growth of social media are gradually rewriting the rules. As a consequence, the public is edging ever closer to the centre of the process, and the implications of this are potentially…

Trial by Fire

Compelling first-draft history of the chaotic decade after 2001 March 2013
As Barack Obama settles in for his second term as U.S. president, one of his key goals is to turn the page on the disastrous decade that followed 9/11. Many Americans seem to share his wish. It was striking how low key were the ceremonies last September marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks. It was as if history was finally trying to comprehend the wider…