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A bit more on Salim Jiwa’s talk at Social Media Club Victoria

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Part 2 of my account of Salim Jiwa’s talk about the state of the news industry on May 25 at Social Media Club Victoria: business models, accountability journalism, and more.

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

Evocative journalism: is there room for it?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Reading an article filed today by the Montreal Gazette‘s Monique Muise about Monday’s horrific tragedy in St. Jude, Quebec, I was struck by the evocative quality of the writing. (A recap of events: in the early evening of Monday May 10, in the Quebec town of St. Jude 77 kilometers north of Montreal, an absolutely […]

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 […]

Comment quality?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

How do you fix the poor quality of online newspaper comments boards? Why are forum or blog post comments so much better? And does anonymity have much to do with it? (Hint: the answer is “no”!)

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