Ep.52: When Your Boss is an Algorithm
With Emily Guendelsberger and Sean O’Brady
The Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age, is a landmark Public Policy Forum report published in January 2017. It looks at the state of a much weaker news media in Canada, severely disrupted by the digital age.
It is the first major study of the state of the news media in since milestone reports by Senator Keith Davey and Tom Kent in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as a Senate report in 2006, all of which were concerned about the concentration of ownership and its dangers. This is a forward-looking report, making 12 bold and specific recommendations that address two broad, key questions:
The Shattered Mirror has a dedicated website where the report PDF and additional materials and links are available.