The Weekly Briefing

TVO is the Media Sponsor of An Evening with Bob Woodward on Jan. 17 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. TVO’s Steve Paikin will interview the legendary journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Woodward has penned 19 bestselling books including his most recent, FEAR: Trump in the White House, which sold over 1.1 million copies in its first week. Find ticket info here.[28]

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is hosting the launch of Emerging Voices, the organization’s study on access to journalism education for Indigenous students, on Jan. 14 at the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. The evening will feature a panel discussion with CBC host Duncan McCue, Kyle Edwards of Maclean’s, and Tanya Talaga, investigative journalist with the Toronto Star. Register to attend here[29]

On our first podcast of 2019, Esther Enkin, who has retired after six years as the CBC’s complaint watchdog, and four decades as a working journalist that took her from field producing for The Journal to senior editor on The World At Six.

Broadcast Dialogue had the chance to talk to Enkin about the challenges facing Canadian journalism in the era of intolerance, outrage and distrust.


Røde Microphones has launched what it’s calling the “ultimate podcast microphone.” The PodMic is a broadcast-grade dynamic microphone designed for podcast applications that includes a built-in pop filter. It can be used with any XLR interface. [30]

Drive Time Metrics (DTM) has been issued a patent related to the collection, measurement, and analysis of in-vehicle media usage data. DTM says the invention provides real-time measurement of any media a driver or passenger may consume while in a vehicle, including AM/FM/HD/DAB radio, satellite radio, stored media such as MP3 & CD/DVD, streaming media, internet radio, audio books, podcasts, audio/video ads, and other forms of audio/video content. The technology also extends to content from the In-Vehicle Entertainment (IVE) system, and integration with a smartphone or media player via wired or wireless connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.[31]

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