Canada Media

Canucks Coach Tortorella's PR Grade

Rachel Thexton | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Thexton

In a top NHL hockey market, there is nothing a Vancouver Canucks player or coach does on or off the ice that goes unnoticed by the city's sports media. During the recent off-season, Vancouver headlines focused on the new "man in charge", coach John Tortorella, a man known for his impatient and often volatile relationship with sports media. From screaming and swearing at reporters to his aggressive approach in post game media scrums, Tortorella has earned a reputation with those in the press box. So how has the NHL coach handled the tenacious Vancouver sports media so far?

If You're Rich and White the Newspapers Want You

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

In terms of visible minorities, the Globe and Mail is doing no better than its national print-based competitors in providing a forum for ethnic Canadian voices. This diverse demographic is projected to grow to a third of the Canadian population by 2030. Is traditional Canadian media doing anything to include, reflect or address their experiences in the multicultural mosaic, building on the wave of the present and future? The examples are few and far between.

Why Today's News Outlets Are Like Easily-Distracted Canines

David Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

How often have you seen a 12-part newspaper investigation into government corruption or an ongoing TV news investigation into fraudulent business practices? They simply don't exist anymore. Now daily papers operate solely on a 24-hour news cycle which leaves no time for pursuing the deeper story.

WATCH: Consumers Are Wary of Big Data

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business

According to Scott Suthren, senior director of digital strategy at Aimia Inc., says the days when consumers would freely hand over data to marketers w...

WATCH: Consumers Are Wary of Big Data

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business

According to Scott Suthren, senior director of digital strategy at Aimia Inc., says the days when consumers would freely hand over data to marketers w...

6 Reasons Your Canadian Business Needs To Go Digital

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

Canadians are plugged in more now than than ever before. From how long we use the Internet, to our level of website engagement, to our appetite for online video, Canada is on top of the world when it comes to everything online. This is great news for marketers and advertisers.

WATCH: Digital Innovation is Part of Canada's DNA

Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business

Canada is producing some of the most intellectual and creative digital start ups in the world, says BNOTION's Paul Crowe. It's something that he says ...

What Makes Suicides Newsworthy?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

Is suicide really contagious? Along with celebrity suicides, research has linked copycat deaths to news stories describing specific locations and/or methods of committing suicide that increases the likelihood of vulnerable people killing themselves in the same way. However, looking at the data on a per-country basis reveals a different story about how suicide is reported, and why.

Can We Digitize School Handouts, Please?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Are we not living in a digital age? For some strange reason, educational facilities, specifically elementary schools, seem to be stubbornly entrenched in a previous era. What is behind this desire to hold on to a communications method that is clearly flawed, to say the least?

WATCH: Seize The Brand Essence And Tell That Story

Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Business

Mitch Joel of Twist Image doesn't hedge when he speaks about the most important challenge facing companies in the digital space. If you want a relatio...

Trolling - I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Seb FoxAllen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Living
Seb FoxAllen

You may have noticed variations of the term "online trolling" creeping their way into the style guides of your favourite news outlets over the past year. What the Internet need not attempt is to expunge trolls. Instead, the digital class must work towards a renegotiation of its idioms. A key part of this process will be coaxing more nuance from terms like trolls and trolling, insisting on new ways of delineating the undesirable from the criminal: the process from the by-product. Resist the rush to concede the perch of the troll; it's all many of us have left.

WATCH: Canada's Digital Borders Continue To Blur

Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business

Michael MacMillan knows what people mean when they insist that Canada's digital landscape is breaking boundaries. There is no doubt that the country's...

Jeff Bezos Will Save the Washington Post

Diane Francis | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

While the outcome is fairly obvious, the question is why did Bezos pay $250 million (he paid $500 million but $250 was its real estate) for the Washington Post? Why didn't he just start offering content deals to publishers and journalists then sell it on Amazon as he does now with movies?

WATCH: Canada Needs More Risk Takers

Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Matt Di Paola is the senior vice-president, General Manager at Critical Mass Canada’s startup community needs more risk takers, according...

The Travel Writer's Dilemma

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Several large media organizations won't publish articles if a travel writer received assistance from a tourism board, or they will put a disclosure at the end of the article saying the trip was sponsored. This is a blatant double standard, and it stands to hurt and limit the importance of travel journalism.

How Trayvon Martin Won in The Court of Public Opinion

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Trayvon Martin's parents were savvy enough to understand and then challenge their murdered son's standing in the "court of public opinion." The carefully-chosen photos of a fresh-faced Trayvon Martin told an alternate narrative. The pictures of Trayvon on horseback, on a ski hill, and with his doting father humanized the "hoodlum."

PR? What's That Again?

Rachel Thexton | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Thexton

Where does the PR professional fit into a marketing mix that now includes heavy online and social media components? How do they adapt to a landscape where coverage options have decreased due to shrinking newsrooms? The tools, strategies and skill sets for the job have changed. Enter the hybrid PR professional.

Over 60 Million Children Aren't Getting an Education

Barbara Stegemann | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Barbara Stegemann

Our son graduated from high school in June. He's grateful. Living in North America with access to public school is a luxury that we will never take for granted. As he walked across the stage, I thought about the 60 million children in our world who are not getting an education. An education is the way out of poverty and the ultimate peace weapon to end war.

Being The White Guy in The Picture

Seb FoxAllen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada
Seb FoxAllen

Today, The Rosedale Club -- which has no formal website, instead operating through personal tweets, Facebook event pages, and a Gmail address -- announced that their next meeting would be held on July 1, and feature "guest of honour" Conrad Black. Inevitably, critiques culminated in the all-too-familiar refrain: "What's with all the white guys?"

Breaking Free of a Body-Hating Society

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

We live in an image-obsessed, fat-phobic, thin is in, skinny jean-wearing, thigh gap-measuring, binging and purging, forever dieting, body-hating society where kids barely out of preschool are begging their mothers to keep them home from school because they feel like they're too fat to fit in. And that pisses me off.

Journalism: The World's Most Physically Demanding Job?

Michael MacDonald | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
Michael MacDonald

Can someone back home in Canada kindly mail me a tube of Bengay? If you can't find it, Valium might work. Or horse tranquilizers. I knew that head...

Calling Terror by its Rightful Name

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

Canadian and international media often shy away from using the word "terrorism" and its variants when discussing violence directed against Israelis, d...

Don't Let Rob Ford Define Our Digital Media

Seb FoxAllen | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Seb FoxAllen

A yet-unpublished video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly making inappropriate statements while ingesting crack-cocaine has (somewhat predictably) g...

Leah Eichler's Fresh Take on Women in the Workplace [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg I recently had the pleasure of interviewing award-winning editor and celebrated columnist, Leah Eichler. Her weekly career takes a refreshing and insightful perspective on issues that women face in today's workplace.

Freedom of the Press? Not In Tanzania

Michael MacDonald | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada
Michael MacDonald

In Canada, protection of a free press is so ingrained that we almost take it for granted. In Tanzania, unfortunately, one op-ed really can mean the difference between earning a living and the death of an entire paper.