So, Team Canada’s women hockey players celebrated their gold medal win with champagne, beer and cigars on the ice, after everyone else cleared out. That seems like a pretty tame celebration by Vancouver standards. Still, the photos caused some pearl-clutching south of the border and hit the headlines of almost every major news organization. [...]
Ah. Thanksgiving. A day of relaxation, of visiting with family. After eight maddening weeks of introduction to J-school, it’s a weekend where I can lean back and reflect on how when I get my degree, there probably won’t be a journalism industry left. Just Google, sending News Spiders to our homes with the day’s events. [...]
I’ve been formulating my thoughts on the whole Roman Polanski thing. It has been on my mind after all, it does intersect between two of my favourite subjects: film and the law. Hell, if we could somehow work delicious cookies into the mix, we’d have ourselves a trifecta.
Part 98 in a 17,238 part series:
The internet is killing print journalism, I’m told. Dying right along with it are the old-school ideas of a “final proof-read” and “paying attention to what the hell I’m doing.”
For your consideration:
For those who don’t have the joy of dealing with wire copy every day, “EMBARGO” isn’t supposed to [...]
As we all slowly crushed under the weight of 6 billion articles about the coming Swine Flumaggedon, let’s all take some time to stop and thank the Ottawa Citizen for forging their own path.
See, while most media organizations are losing their heads over the swine flu, Citizen’s Robert Sibley has latched on to a more [...]
In essence, the primary job of a journalist is to be a conduit – to take a remote experience and relay it to the reader. Of course, there is much more to the job than that. Not to mention that both methods and mediums differ on a wide scale.
But, in essence, the job of the [...]
I’m a bit flummoxed, to be honest. Friday night, I cam back from a friend’s place to find my RSS reader full and a ton of e-mails in my inbox – most of them filled with capital letters, a lot of profanity, and a link to this Youtube video:
Right, everyone as seen it by now, [...]
(For this post, I haven’t linked to any stories. Drawing traffic to the articles is the kind of thing that I’m railing against, and I won’t do it. They’re easy enough to find if you want.)
Actress Natasha Richardson is dead.
Obviously, that’s a tragedy. She was a wife, mother and had an amazing talent.
But even [...]
Just got back from the a delicious Breakfast War with Brittney, Adam, Kendrick and a newcomer – Chris LaBossiere, who was quite nice and fun to talk to, even if he did decide to stay neutral in our morning warfare.
Good times had by all. But, unfortunately, there was a dark cloud out in the horizon. [...]
A lot of ink has been spilled as of late about the Victims Restitution and Compensation Payment Act
thatcame in to effect in January. Long/short of it: The government can seize property used in a crime, and sell it off. The money is to go into a fund that will be used to compensate victims. The [...]