In the Media

Recent Media Appearances 

September 18, 2020: CBC The National, Trump Bans Tiktok

Like, subscribe, save the world: YouTubers embrace climate activism, but experts question reach and motive, Jackson Weaver https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/youtubers-and-climate-change-1.5358145

May 21, 2019: “The sexist expectations of professional emails for women: ‘There’s no winning’,” Global News

October 27, 2019 Creative Destruction Lab partners with Facebook on new cryptocurrencyBy Kaitlyn SimpsonThe Varsity

October 21, 2019 Featured Expert, CTVnews.ca Live Blog on Misinformation in the Canadian Election Campaign https://election.ctvnews.ca/live-blog-replay-tracking-misinformation-on-election-night-1.4648495

April 10, 2019: CBC Interview, Here and Now with Gill Deacon

April 10, 2019: Laura Hensley, “Faith Goldy banned from Facebook after site enforces extremism, hate policy — now what?” globalnews.ca

March 26, 2018: Radio Live interview with 900 CHML on Trump Presidency, Stormy Daniels and #metoo movements

March 26, 2018: CTV Three Live Appearances, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (11: 15 CTV ; 12: 30 and 6 pm, CTV ; 4:30 CTV)

March 25, 2018:  Globe and Mail https://globalnews.ca/news/4104368/canadians-data-harvested-political-companies/

March 22, 2018: CBC Radio Syndicate Facebook and Privacy (11 appearances on CBC across Canada)

Feb. 15, 2018: CTV Black Economic Empowerment 3.0 

Oct. 16, 2017: Terrorism charges are only reserved for Muslims, Toronto Star

Oct. 4, 2017: Farah Nasser: Terrorism or not? Defining the Las Vegas massacre Globalnews.ca

Sep 16 2017: Megan Boler and Elizabeth Davis, How emotion trumps rationality in the world of Trump Toronto Star

April 27, 2017: Megan Boler, “Can Journalism Save Democracy?” Truthout

April 26, 2017: Toronto Star Hot Docs features closer look into lives of women

April 28, 2017: Analysis: We’ve read all President Trump’s tweets, so you don’t have to CTV News

Feb. 13, 2017: Toronto bar apologizes for ‘disgusting’ sign, blames rogue employee CTV News

28 Sept. 2015: White, Shelley. “Twenty years of Free The Children.” The Globe and Mail. Web. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/giving/20-years-of-free-the-children/article26540671/

6 April 2015: Harris, Anne. “Creative communities embody a new kind of civic engagement.” The Conversation. Web. http://theconversation.com/creative-communities-embody-a-new-kind-of-civic-engagement-37114

22 Feb. 2015: Li, Andy. “Satire: an enduring art.” The Varsity Magazine. Web. http://magazine.thevarsity.ca/2015/02/22/satire-an-enduring-art/

Jan. 25, 2017: Premier Kathleen Wynne bombarded on social media  CBC.ca

15 January 2015: Tucker, Erika. “Charlie Hebdo satire isn’t new, but exposes what’s OK to mock.” Global News. Web. http://globalnews.ca/news/1774287/charlie-hebdo-satire-isnt-new-but-exposes-whats-ok-to-mock/

9 Jan. 2015: Paiken, Steve. “The Price of Satire.” The Agenda with Steve Paiken. TV Ontario/Online video clip. Web. http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/the-price-of-satire

2015: Whitson, Roger. “Steampunk Anachronisms: Queer Histories of the Digital Humanities.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 28. Web. http://rhizomes.net/issue28/whitson/

News Analyses/Op-Eds:

Megan Boler, “Can Journalism Save Democracy?” Truthout (April 27, 2017) 

Megan Boler and Elizabeth Davis, How emotion trumps rationality in the world of Trump Toronto Star (Sept. 26, 2017)

Boler, Megan. “Occupy feminism: Start of a fourth wave?” Rabble.ca. 29 May 2012. Web. http://rabble.ca/news/2012/05/occupy-feminism-start-fourth-wave

Boler, Megan. “Occupy 2012 and Beyond.” The Mark News. 9 January 2012. Web. http://www.themarknews.com/articles/7934-occupy-2012-and-beyond

Boler, Megan. “Will New Media Save Democracy? The Daily Show and Political Activism” Counterpunch. 20 February 2007. Web.
http://www.counterpunch.org/boler02202007.html February 20, 2007

Boler, Megan. “Changing the World, One Laugh at a Time.” CommonDreams. 22 February 2007. Web. http://www.commondreams.org/views07/0222-29.htm

Boler, Megan. “Borat Lowers Bar of Political Satire.” Vancouver Sun. 16 November 2006. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=b7e1a6a6-e44d-4d3d-8fd2- e09b6be00489

Boler, Megan. “NY Times Apology feels Hollow.” Toronto Star. 31 May  2004 p. A16
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0531-06.htm

Scholarly Articles:

Boler, Megan, & Davis, Elizabeth. 2018. The affective politics of the “post-truth” era: Feeling rules and networked subjectivity. Emotion, Space and Society27, 75-85.

Boler, Megan. 2016. “Interview with Megan Boler: From ‘Feminist Politics of Emotions’ to the ‘Affective Turn’.” Methodological Advances in Research on Emotion and Education. Eds. Michalinos Zembylas and Paul A. Schutz. Springer.

Boler, Megan. 2015. “Motivations of alternative media producers: Digital dissent in action.” The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. Ed. Chris Atton. London: Routledge.

Boler, Megan. “Feminist Politics of Emotions and Critical Digital Pedagogies: A Call to Action.” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 130.5 (2015): 1489.

Boler, Megan, and Jennie Phillips. 2015. “FCJ-197 Entanglements with Media and Technologies in the Occupy Movement.” The Fibreculture Journal 26 2015: Entanglements–Activism and Technology. Eds. Pip Shea, Jean Burgess, and Tanya Notley.

Boler, Megan. 2014. “From Existentialism to Virtuality.” Leaders in Philosophy of Education. Sense Publishers, 31-48.

Boler, Megan, and Christina Nitsou. 2014. “Women Activists of Occupy Wall Street: Consciousness-Raising and Connective Action in Hybrid Social Movements.” In Martha McCaughey, ed. Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web. NY: Routledge.

Reilly, Ian, and Megan Boler. “The Rally to Restore Sanity, prepoliticization, and the future of politics.” Communication, Culture & Critique 7.4 (2014): 435-452.

Boler, Megan, et al. “Connective labor and social media Women’s roles in the ‘leaderless’ Occupy movement.” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 20.4 (2014): 438-460.

Boler, Megan and Selena Nemorin. “Dissent, Truthiness, and Skepticism in the Global Media Landscape: twenty-first century propaganda in times of war.”  Oxford University Handbook of Propaganda. Eds. Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Burwell, Catherine, and Megan Boler. “Calling on the Colbert Nation: Fandom, politics and parody in an age of media convergence.” Electronic Journal of Communication 18.2 (2008).

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