Cult of political personality
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Cult of political personality

MPs are peeling away the layers of mediated experience to close the gap between themselves and the constituents and issue stakeholders they serve.

Silver fish handcatch: A Detroit TV anchor’s story
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Silver fish handcatch: A Detroit TV anchor’s story

How a TV news anchor for Detroit’s WXYZ discovered the power of social media, reinvented the station’s relationship with the news and its audience — and built a community in the process.

By September 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: Using the tools of journalism to create better content

Highlights from Bob Ledrew’s talk on what creatives and content producers can learn from the practices and structures of journalism.

To pay or not to pay: can quality online news remain free?
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To pay or not to pay: can quality online news remain free?

More of us are faced with the first world decision of having to pay for online news from traditional news organizations. It’s not simply about money.

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Two forms of public affairs storytelling
By August 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Two forms of public affairs storytelling

To be seen as relevant, journalists and content creators must be attentive to online chatter and be able to tell stories to their audiences in short segments — digestible sizes with the most important-in-the-moment information.

Reinventing post-secondary journalism programs
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Reinventing post-secondary journalism programs

Post-secondary broadcast journalism programs are facing a significant challenge incorporating social media education in their programs. That was the premise for a panel discussion of which I was a participant alongside Bob Ledrew and Kady O’Malley a few weeks ago at the BEAC2012 conference in Ottawa. It was a full and invigorating conversation. In the hopes […]

Media integration in the classroom (and life)
By May 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Media integration in the classroom (and life)

It’s been a particularly busy month with client work and teaching a digital communication class at Algonquin College.  My particular curriculum focused on understanding the nuances of different digital channels, communication styles, content creation, storytelling, and brand and reputation management. It was during class yesterday I realized it was time to reactivate my blog even if […]

Fresh life for a dated social media conversation
By March 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Fresh life for a dated social media conversation

This year’s Take the Leap From Good to Great! Forum wrapped up with a strong panel brought together to examine how social media is shaping daily news content. Joe Thornley, Mel Coulson and Scott Hannant explored three main themes: how media has shaped their own consumption habits, how competition from social media has forced news organizations to […]

Every damn time!
By December 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Every damn time!

I guess I like smart television. Which is too bad, really. Every damn time (Arrested Development reference, see below) I learn about a great television show worth watching, it’s either just been cancelled or labeled by network executives as ‘too smart for television’ which an intimate cult following can’t save with a flash mob (for the […]

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Usage Based Billing on Power Play
By November 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Usage Based Billing on Power Play

I appeared on Power Play with OpenMedia’s Steve Thomson to talk about the CRTC’s ruling on usage-based billing. Sadly, CTV doesn’t make it possible to embed their video clips on other sites. So, if you’re interested, you’ll have to go to their site to see the clip. Before our segment, Don Martin spoke with CRTC Chairman Konrad […]

Behind the scenes at the Rogers Television Election Night Production Rehearsal
By October 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Behind the scenes at the Rogers Television Election Night Production Rehearsal

Ontarians go to the polls tomorrow. Which means that I’m making my election night television debut tomorrow night. Sandra Blaikie will be hosting and I’ll be in the studio doing mostly analysis of the role of digital in the election campaign, and some political analysis. We had our production rehearsal this afternoon. This video captures […]

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Behind the scenes at the Ottawa Centre candidates debate at Rogers Television
By September 20, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Behind the scenes at the Ottawa Centre candidates debate at Rogers Television

I was at Rogers Television this afternoon to get to know the production process, meet Ottawa candidates in the Ontario election and watch the taping of the debates. This video shows some of the behind the scenes before and during the Ottawa Centre taping. The video features Veronique, Sue, Guy, Laura, Derick, Sean and Mark […]