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Prince George Free Press Shutting Down

It is truly a sad day for us here at the Prince George Free Press, and for the community of Prince George.

As of May 1, the Prince George Free Press will cease publishing.

Posted on 30 April 2015 and filed under journalism, links, media, outbound

Freedom from speech

I believe in freedom of speech but I also believe in a world where people can go wherever they choose without being subjected to harassing, hateful language.

Posted on 10 January 2015 and filed under articles, big, main, media, misc

ICYMI

Just as “Fear Of Missing Out” describes the anxiety people have that they’ll miss someone else’s awesome thing, “In Case You Missed It” comes from the fear that other people will miss our awesome thing.

Posted on 19 December 2014 and filed under articles, big, comments, media, misc

An end of radio

Seth Godin: “With so many podcasts, free downloads and Spotify stations to listen to, why? With traffic, weather and talking maps in your pocket, why wait for the announcer to get around to telling you what you need to know?” This is my theory: take a listen at a traditional radio broadcast. How much of […]

Posted on 12 November 2014 and filed under links, media, outbound, radio

BBC undermining local newspapers

The Guardian reports on a speech by Conservative MP Theresa May: “If the BBC can provide all the locally-significant news, what reason is left for local people to buy a newspaper? That’s as dangerous for local politics as it is for local journalism. “The BBC has to think carefully about its presence locally and the […]

Posted on 12 November 2014 and filed under links, media, outbound

Spark 264: Truth, rumours, fake news, and misattribution in a digital age

A look at how the stories we tell and the images we show morph and adapt online. From photos of events that never happened, to crafting that irresistible headline that you just have to click on. The push and pull of truth, fiction, and misattribution in a viral culture.

Posted on 4 November 2014 and filed under links, media, outbound, small

Headlines

The stories you never hear about, and the stories you do.

Posted on 5 June 2014 and filed under articles, journalism, media

Truth

In the Rob Ford story, we have two versions of reality finally being reconciled into a single truth.

Posted on 6 November 2013 and filed under journalism, main, media

A little less Globe-al

As the Globe and Mail prepares to leave northern B.C., print continues its march towards becoming a high-end luxury item

Posted on 14 August 2013 and filed under articles, big, comments, journalism, main, media, Prince George

Facebook’s overly-positive language makes journalists endorse politicians

On Facebook, you like everything and everyone’s your friend. Not great for journalistic integrity.

Posted on 23 April 2013 and filed under articles, British Columbia, journalism, media, social media

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