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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

checking out, serenity, and change

I’m ignoring the news, but haven’t we always?

Posted on 20 January 2017 and filed under articles, Best Of, main, personal

One year on, Syrian refugees in Prince George still between worlds

Over the Christmas break, I visited the home of Rose and Nael Tohme who, along with their children, were the first family of Syrian refugees to come to Prince George.

Posted on 16 January 2017 and filed under main, radio

Almost Mainstream: The 2016 Two-Disc Mix

A mix of some of my favourite tracks and artists of 2016. 45 songs designed to fit onto two 80 minute CD-Rs, just like the old days (plus a bonus track).

Posted on 31 December 2016 and filed under articles, main, music

Cohen

“You want it darker/ We kill the flame”

Posted on 12 November 2016 and filed under main, music

Some thoughts for Canadian media in the wake of President Donald Trump

The temptation to go COULD A TRUMP CAMPAIGN SUCCEED IN CANADA? is strong and is already well underway. But I think some real thought needs to go into this, regardless of where you stand on the candidates or the issues.

Posted on 9 November 2016 and filed under articles, comments, main, media

McMansions aren’t for living in

The age of the McMansion saw the shift of the house from a place that we live in, potentially for the rest of our lives, to an asset that we are decidedly not supposed to live in forever.

Posted on 3 November 2016 and filed under articles, design, main, outbound, small

free speech activists

This is why I don’t think exercising freedom of speech is inherently praiseworthy.

Posted on 24 October 2016 and filed under Best Of, main, misc, values

Indigenous Canadians and the bus plunge

” Indigenous people, I’m afraid, haven’t rated very highly on that unspoken hierarchy. Canadians evidently do not consider Indigenous people proximate — and the less proximate the subject, the more indifferent the audience.”

Posted on 8 September 2016 and filed under articles, journalism, main, media

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