Examination in Chief - Trial By Media
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Bruce McArthur’s name made headlines across the world, but what about Moka Dawkins? In OUTtv’s Killer in the Village, The Cobra Killers and Surviving the Block, the news media played an important and different role in all three true crime documentaries. In episode three, Justice Harvey Brownstone conducts an Examination in Chief to find out how the news portrays different LGBTQ+ victims of crime, or if they are reported on at all.

Justice Brownstone is joined by the Toronto Star’s award-winning crime reporter, Wendy Gillis, Ryerson instructor, activist and journalist, Andrea Houston and Queer Crime associate producer, Jordan Steinhauer.

*Editor’s Note: The podcast mentions the documentary “Cobra Killer,” however the correct name of the film is The Cobra Killers.

This podcast was made in association with the Canada Media Fund.

OUTtv Producers: Bianca Sutton and Philip Webb

Yap Films Executive Producers: Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth Trojian

Host: Justice Harvey Brownstone

Producer and Writer: Jordan Steinhauer

Engineer: Aaron Lockman

Line Producer: Anja Sobkowska

Production Manager: Laura Baron Katsner

Technical Supervisor: Harrison Freedman

Intern: Juan Conde-Garcia

Special Thanks:
Sue Beres
Graeme Blyth
Jordan Jackson

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