Zoom Registration Link: Spinning COVID: Politicians and the Media Kept us in the Dark
During the worst pandemic in a century, Canadian media struggled to tell the story. Newsrooms, struggled to make broader connections. Politicians and public health officials were mostly given the benefit of the doubt. Politicians and uncritical media shaped the popular understanding and helped to justify maintaining the status quo that created the worst ravages of the crisis.
Nora Loreto is a writer and activist from Quebec City. She is the author of Take Back the Fight: Organizing Feminism in the Digital Age and From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement; and is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media and co-hosts the popular podcast Sandy and Nora Talk Politics.