Media Beat: August 01, 2018

John Roberts is on the mend

Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts has been experiencing some medical issues as of late, but it appears the team at MedStar Washington Hospital was able to diagnose and cure what had been ailing him: blocked arteries in his heart. – A. J. Katz, AdWeek

New doc to look at the state of Canadian journalism

While Canadian news outlets continue to face a flurry of job losses and broken business models, a new documentary will follow four reporters trying to navigate through the changing industry.

Shattered is still in production but the film’s director and producer, Lindsay Fitzgerald, said that despite the uncertain futures of the journalists she’s followed for the past year, they still manage to do “incredible” journalism. – Spencer Turcotte, J Source

Fagstein’s Media News Digest

News about news –  A CNN reporter was barred from covering an event at the White House because they didn't like the questions she was asking. That led to some absurd discussion over whether she was "banned" and saw other media outlets coming to CNN's defence. The Toronto Star has yanked a press release published as-is from its website – Steve Faguy

Why the Web’s inventor wants to take back his invention

Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, thinks decentralization is the key to saving his creation as a democratic tool. – Jennifer Wells, The Star

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