In this timely episode of the Pivot, Ken and Ethan dive into Bill C-18, the Online News Act. Specifically focusing on the tech giant conflict and what it means for Canadians and newsrooms. They also explore the media business as a whole, alternative approaches to regulatory sanity, and how we can explore different avenues of news.
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Opinion editor in the Globe and Mail’s business section. Ethan also writes a regular column.
Wrote “Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West,” named among the CBC’s best Canadian nonfiction of 2021 and described as “vividly brought to life” by the Times. Prior book “Field Notes from a Pandemic” was named among the CBC’s best Canadian nonfiction of 2020. Ethan’s work ranged from longform narratives to essays to geopolitics commentary. Wrote regular columns in the Financial Post and the Globe and Mail. My words appeared in the Guardian, the Toronto Star, the Walrus and the Washington Post. Ethan was particularly passionate about investigative work and had a track record with confidential sources, courts and freedom-of-information requests.
Ethan’s book: Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West
Follow Ethan: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/authors/ethan-lou/