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Salim Jiwa at Social Media Club Victoria

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Salim Jiwa (journalist, founder of Vancouverite) spoke at Social Media Club Victoria about newspapers and the dangers of “press release journalism.”

Journalism and (use of) social media

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Taking a closer look at Lisa Johnson and Kirk Lapointe’s Northern Voice 2010 session, “How (Should) Journalism Use Social Media?”

Link love is better (or why blogs trump MSM)

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Bruce Schneier’s post today exposes

Journal bricolage?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Some thoughts on two disparate opinions/ diverging business models in journalism/ newspapers.

Some resources for Victoria’s MSM

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

This is a response to my Tuesday post on Victoria’s MSM and SM panel discussion, “No policy …no strategy, either,” with a list of resources that local media might want to investigate.

No policy …no strategy, either

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Tonight I attended the 14th meeting of Victoria’s Social Media Club to listen to five panelists from Victoria’s mainstream media (MSM) talk about how new media (including social media) is affecting their business. Panelists included Bryan Capistrano (promotion director for radio station The Zone); Amanda Farrell-Low (arts editor for weekly paper Monday Magazine); Dana Hutchings […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge has significant heritage value – Journal of Commerce Surprised to see that Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge made it into the “Journal of Commerce – Western Canada’s Construction Newspaper” (Jan.25/10) …for its heritage value (not its potential as a mega-replacement construction project)! Right on. (Would love to know the story behind JSB’s […]

News that skews

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

This is an entry about a story of local interest, but its implications are broader. It is also about truth in newspaper reporting, about credibility, and the problems that develop under a media monopoly. The other day I came across two versions of the same article, published by two different papers in the Canwest newspaper […]

How Victoria’s Monday Magazine gets it wrong

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Victoria has a weekly tabloid newspaper called Monday Magazine, which, starting as an alternative publication ~35 years ago, has somehow managed to stay mired in the worst sort of “us and them” thinking that feeds into (and off) the roiling Schadenfreude of the perpetually resentful. Lately, one of their old writers from some many years […]

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