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Media Beat: September 20, 2017

Much Reboot Includes Vice News Tonight

Tired of bobble-headed news readers and the same old, same old?

Bell Media has announced that Vice News Tonight is coming to Canada Mondays through Thursdays starting October 16.

The 30-minute anchor-free news program is part of Much’s new fall schedule and airs at 9 pm, and 11 pm on HBO Canada.

Additionally, VNT will be streamed on with stories also available on Much-branded social media channels.

In August, VNT received widespread attention after its coverage of the Unite the Right rally, entitled Charlottesville: Race and Terror went viral after HBO's decision to put the entirety of the episode for free for all to view on Youtube. CNN declared the coverage to be Vice News Tonight's "breakout moment."

Mélanie Joly to deliver Digital Report on Sept. 28

The Heritage Minister unveils the blueprint for ‘Canadian Content in a Digital World’ at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Sept. 28. The report follows an ambitious cultural policy review that started a year ago this month and involved a series of stakeholder and public online engagements earlier this year.

Worth Noting

Rolling Stone goes on the block

After a half-century that has seen the weekly move from the halcyon Haight Ashbury scene to New York cool, publisher Jann Wenner is selling his 51% stake in the publication that captured a generation in revolt — Sydney Ember, The New York Times

Canada’s wealthiest

Real estate and media moguls weigh heavy in this listing of who’s worth what and how they made it — Jamie Carlton, Hyperactivz

Thirty years of 'Doot Doola Doot Doo … Doot Doo'

This week, CiTR listeners can hear 20 hours of often bizarre interviews that Nardwuar the Human Serviette has done with politicians and entertainers —Marsha Lederman, The Globe & Mail

YouTube’s Lyor Cohen dishes on music’s “new Golden Age”

The platform’s Global Head of Music is known for speaking his mind. So, when the former label exec sat down for a keynote interview at the 2017 Music Matters summit in Singapore, people listened. He did not disappoint — Hypebot

And, from Hits Daily Double

Craig Carton quits NYC’s WFAN to focus on his alleged ponzi scheme defence

Gambling debts and a bundle of unsold Barbra Streisand tickets have landed the commentator in mess of legal trouble — John Shazar, Dealbreaker

Cannabis tourism could be huge in the Golden State

California Dreamin’ takes on a new connotation, but the lure of on-site consumption at a licensed business could make this blue state the Amsterdam of America — Hilary Bricken, Above The Law

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