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Part 1: Indie Jour­nal­ists On The Gov­ern­ment News Bailout

I don’t want to be trust­ed by the gov­ern­ment.”

After two years of reports and stuffy con­sul­ta­tions, the slow-mov­ing train-wreck that’s been the news bailout” has made its way into the pro­posed 2018 – 19 fed­er­al budget.

Though cru­cial details are pend­ing, Post­Media Network’s CEO Paul God­frey and for­mer Globe and Mail EIC Ed Green­spon are not hap­py — so maybe this isn’t such a bad thing after all… The bud­get ded­i­cates $50 mil­lion dol­lars over five years to sup­port­ing local jour­nal­ism,” but who’s eli­gi­ble for funding?

Jesse speaks with entre­pre­neurs run­ning inno­v­a­tive dig­i­tal media star­tups across the coun­try to gauge their reac­tions, and to see if any of them will be vying for a piece of the gov­ern­ment-made pie.

Mau­reen Goo­goo of Ku’Ku’Kwes News (Atlantic Cana­da), Tim Bous­quet of The Hal­i­fax Exam­in­er (Hal­i­fax), Erin Mil­lar of Dis­course Media (Van­cou­ver), Jere­my Klaszus of The Sprawl (Cal­gary), and James Bax­ter of iPol­i­tics (Ottawa) join Jesse.

Part 2: Rogue Indi­an Elements

Why did CBC News let Justin Trudeau use them like a cheap tool? Why did Patrick Brown quit (this time)?
Stephen Maher co-hosts.