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One of the good ones

He was no angel.

Posted on 15 February 2018 and filed under articles, Canada

Boushie

The trial for the alleged murder of Colton Boushie, the 22-year-old Cree man who was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan started this week. And so did “Boushie,” a podcast being produced by CBC Saskatchewan and the single most important thing I think is happening at CBC right now.

Posted on 3 February 2018 and filed under articles, CBC, main, media, radio

Blocked

Some thoughts on being blocked on Twitter (spoiler: it’s fine).

Posted on 23 January 2018 and filed under articles, big, main, social media

Whatever finds me

For many years I had lists. Albums I wanted to listen to. Books to read. Movies to see. The internet made this easier. TV shows to binge. An unread queue of articles in my Instapaper account.The one hundred best comedies with Swiss actors made since 1992. It was bad. There is too much stuff. Not […]

Posted on 1 January 2018 and filed under articles, main, personal

280 characters is already making me a worse writer

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Expupery, 105 characters

Posted on 10 November 2017 and filed under articles, writing

Precision in language (and identity)

You’re writing a story about people living in Toronto. Do you refer to them as

a. Torontonians

b. Ontarians

c. Canadians

d. North Americans

Posted on 5 October 2017 and filed under articles, writing

Canada

This is the Canada I grew up in: Across the street from my house there was a forest that I could (although wasn’t supposed to) walk through to get to my school, where I had kind teachers who looked out for my well being. I had friends of different backgrounds and origins and we bonded […]

Posted on 1 July 2017 and filed under articles, Best Of, Canada, main

Why aren’t scientists verified on Twitter?

Twitter #MeetScienceTwitter

Posted on 10 June 2017 and filed under articles, main, social media

Dear fellow journalists, please stop sharing that ‘scientific study’ about us having low-functioning brains and drinking too much

It’s based on a sample size of 21, uses old wive’s tales and has no peer review.

Posted on 22 May 2017 and filed under articles, journalism, main

representation and free labour

on asking others to explain themselves for free

Posted on 19 May 2017 and filed under articles, journalism, main, personal

‘For those who don’t know…’

Should I stop using the phrase ‘for those who don’t know?’ while writing radio interviews?

Posted on 1 May 2017 and filed under articles, main, radio, writing

The second Facebook profile experiment

TL;DR: I’ve made a new Facebook profile designed from the ground-up to be an effective tool for me to use as a journalist.

Posted on 29 April 2017 and filed under articles, comments, journalism, main, social media

Is Prince George losing its family restaurants?

With a new focus on beer and fine dining, where do you take the kids?

Posted on 23 March 2017 and filed under articles, main, Prince George

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Is valuing diversity controversial?

Posted on 30 January 2017 and filed under articles, Best Of, Canada, main

Reporting on polls

Writing in iPolitics, Paul Adams criticizes not polls, but reporters who don’t understand polls. Part of it is reporters who ignore the margin of error, reporting on polls showing a “clear winner” rather than a possible winner, but maybe not, because there’s a margin of error: “If you look at the final polling forecast from […]

Posted on 25 January 2017 and filed under articles, journalism, main

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