Good journalists do what they do because they care. They have interests. The organizations that employ journalists also are guided by interests. They have purpose. The Washington Post wears their mission on their sleeve. Their tagline is “Democracy dies in darkness.” This stated vision is shared by many in journalism. If true, journalism has a…
Misinformation is a big deal. Hate online is a big deal. And as the public catches up to their reach and impact, we’ll see more and more talk about regulation of media. Interestingly, news organizations love talking about regulating Facebook. But journalists, and their overlords, are allergic to talking about regulating news. So allergic are…
I like Maclean’s about as much as I like the National Post. They’re rightwing, partisan, and legacy. On my view they have courted hate and burned trust, undermining journalism along several dimensions.1 Also. I will admit it. I often don’t get sarcasm.2 When I saw the “the resistance” cover by Maclean’s, I thought it was…
When I was growing up I was bad with context. Super bad. My young logic-oriented self just did not understand humans and their social “nuance.” I’m still trying. Perhaps I’m practical-intelligence deficient. But, luckily, I’ve had a fleet of friends and colleagues who’ve helped me and I am grateful. They’ve held my hand tight, so…
This is from coffee in Quadra village yesterday. @acuchanchan was willing to pose while I checked settings on my Nikon – thank you
Thank you for your design and communications help @hannahrhoslyn
Unintentional coffee art experiment. Oh Friday. No humans or cats were hurt to do this art. Luckily cc @palmerpa1mer
Trick or treat
Who wouldn’t want to drop by and talk about all the cool free events happening this fall on campus by @anti.violence.project
Managed to take this photo of the waning eclipse today after figuring out how to set my phone to manual and squishing it up against a pair of community eclipse-glasses at the coffee shop I was at today. I loved how everyone came out and gathered around and told stories and took turns sharing the glasses. It also helped that the folks I was meeting with were also out looking at the eclipse. See you again in 2024 @wulfnbearhugger
Picnic with @soumya.n @beckycory @oliveridley @happyapsu and more. (Nandan and Jae
Had a good meeting today with @raincoastconservation, including these two salty sailors @aprilbencze and Brian Falconer, on WŚANÉC landŚANÉC
Two peas and a bean. But who’s the bean? @gildashannon
Yes, I will take the pledge, @ubcic. Thank you for all the work you do
Currently reading this collection of takes on PR, news, media and the polluted public square, by James Hoggan and Grania Litwin
Look who found a! Proceeds are going towards ending the commercial trophy hunt of grizzly bears. Plus, there’s a contest to win an epic trip. Eeek! Find out more at www.raincoast.org Thank you @raincoastconservation and Coastal First Nations for doing this work
“Pronouns: Lead by example, ask everyone, & ask often.” Yay @ambitgender for being awesome
When did Victoria become Halifax?
Through the window, from here.
GDC makes nice designs.
Light shimmies and shakes
Tenderness is life
This poster by @tearmine is so cool and I’m really excited to see folks signing up for this semester’s workshops with @anti.violence.project