Paul Jay – Canada

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Paul Jay is a Canadian journalist who is currently chair of Independent World TelevisionThe Real News, a project to establish an independent news and current affairs network without government or corporate funding The network will be supported by its viewers … (full text).

He says: …”We’re fundamentally about being able to speak to a mass audience. We’re not trying to be another source that supplements the kind of information sources that already exist for very politicized people. If you’re very political and you’re at all web-savvy, there are actually a lot of places you can go to get information right now. In the final analysis, that’s not our target audience. Of course we want those people to be with us, and we’re very much going to depend on them for financial support, for spreading the word, for helping us get angles on stories, and even for citizen journalism. But we want to get to that thirty, forty, or fifty million who know there’s something wrong, who know the television news they’re getting is bad, who know the country is headed in a very dangerous direction — not just the country, the world. In the U.S. there are at least forty or fifty million people out there who do not believe Saddam was connected to 9/11, who don’t think that weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq. If you look at the polls, 40% or 50% of the country is quite clear on the issues. We want to be big enough to make an impact” … (full interview text).


Paul Jay – Canada

Video: Paul Jay, CEO of The Real News Network, is interviewed by Daljit Dhaliwal, host of PBS Foreign Exchange, on, 9.10 min, August 10, 2008:

The Real News CEO and Founder Paul Jay interview at NCMR07

Paul Jay Speaks about The Real News Mission.

Jay was also the creator and executive producer of CBC Newsworld’s flagship debate program counterSpin.

In the final segment of the interview, Paul Jay summarizes the current situation and asks Professor Sahimi: “Where do we go from here?” Watch the interview on The Real News Network. See also on j films.

Movie search for Paul Jay.

Jay is also: the founding chair of ‘Hot Docs‘, the Canadian international documentary film festival.

Reviews: of Hitman Hart, wrestling with shadows; of Return to Kandahar: on Macleans review, on Globe and Mail review, on Ottawa Citizen.

The REAL News: Paul Jay talks to Eric Margolis.

Find his name also: on Google Video-search; on Google Book-search; on Google Group-search; on Google Blog-search. (As Paul and Jay are common names, you may find works of other persons in these links – mainly in all kind of book-searches).

And he says: … “I’ve been making long-form documentaries for over twenty years. The last film I did was in Afghanistan, a film called “Return to Kandahar.” And that filmmaking experience gave me an opportunity to get a sense of just how serious, even dire, the world situation is. You can’t go to a place like Afghanistan, and see the poverty and the destruction that’s taken place — the destruction of so many people’s lives — and not just feel moved, but feel the need to act in some way, to respond to it. The more I know about the world, the more concerned I am about where it’s going. Also, I’ve been doing a political debate show on Canadian TV for the last ten years called “counterSpin.” So I’ve heard all the political debates” … “Real journalism gets at this kind of stuff. People all around the world are very concerned that U.S. public opinion is so badly informed, that the quality of debate is superficial and so limited. The problem of media and democracy is a problem for everyone in the world, not just within our own countries. We all need to make sure that the U.S. public has a better grasp of the world they live in. This network isn’t just about the state of media in Canada or the U.S., it’s about the state of politics in the world” … (full long interview text, July 5, 2005).


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