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A Marketer's Perspective On How Traditional Media Can Save Itself

Joanna Track | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

The next time you read about mass layoffs or publications shutting down at the big media companies, don't be so quick to blame it on the Internet or millennials. Neither of them are going away, but if the big guys don't start doing something differently, they will.

When The News Is About The News, We All Lose

Joanna Track | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Living
Joanna Track

This is not a phenomenon that is exclusively occurring within the borders of our neighbour to the south. As Canadian media is undeniably shaped by American broadcasters, our news coverage has come to reflect this disorder. In our daily news publication, we work tirelessly to balance Canadian coverage with American and other world happenings.

When Did We Forget About The Splendor?

Sara Starkman | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada
Sara Starkman

It's late afternoon on a Thursday and the sun is shining effortlessly behind a smattering of ominous grey clouds, forcing a sharp, silver lining to gl...

Direct Action Against Pipelines Is More Important Than Ever

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Politics
Ali Reza Naraghi

We must demand accountability, regardless of political affiliation. We cannot succeed if we are tied down to top-down politics that is inherently hostile to protest movements. Protests like the historic Women's March and the fight against DAPL are inspiring starts. A broad coalition of like-minded people who are organized around a need for a new kind of politics is emerging.

Are We Our Pets' Owners Or Their Parents?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

We've seen them make messes, spill and chew up our treasured belongings, and we've put up with their unappeasable attitudes. We've also seen them greet us with as much joy as we can imagine. We hug them, even if some scientific studies suggest not to. Even the largest of dogs -- think small horses -- make the tiniest possible spots on our sofas into their spaces for cuddling us on our sofas.

How To Be A Serial Entrepreneur

Joanna Track | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

More than a decade ago, I made the life-changing (aka turned upside down) transition from the corporate world to the realm of self-employment. Being able to set my own schedule, control my income, follow my passion and be my own boss has been equal parts rewarding and terrifying, and it's something I think everyone should experience.

How To Truly Understand Climate Change

David Suzuki | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Seeing terms like "post-truth" and "alternative facts" gain traction in the news convinces me that politicians, media workers and readers could benefit from a refresher course in how science helps us understand the world. Reporting on science is difficult at the best of times. Trying to communicate complex ideas and distil entire studies into eye-catching headlines and brief stories can open the door to misinformation and limited understanding.

Why Canada Matters On World Wetlands Day

Dan Kraus | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

We have not been good stewards of our planet's wetlands. Although they cover only about six per cent of the Earth's surface, wetlands are one of the most impacted habitats. The global loss of wetlands is staggering. Since 1900, more than 64 per cent of the world's wetlands have been lost, with about 50 per cent of this loss occurring since 1970.

The Easiest Way To Navigate This Media Minefield

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outle...

Canadians Can Save Journalism In The Age Of Trump

Errol Salamon | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Impact
Errol Salamon

Public policy still has a crucial role to play in supporting journalism as a democratic institution that informs and as a democratic practice that supports the critical investigative work of journalists. But any viable proposal to save journalism must be grounded in a radically reformed policy-making process that encourages meaningful public participation and takes seriously non-Western voices and practices.

'Fake News' Isn't Just Facebook's Problem

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

Yes, social media and the web have allowed us to too-conveniently block any news or facts we disagree with, while also flooding us with enough of the opposite. But here's the thing... we've always had this ability. We've always been tricked and pulled and tweezed like this.

4 Fascinating Ironies And Lessons From The Election

Elan Divon | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada
Elan Divon

1) There's a battle being waged between the old and new worlds. We saw it with Brexit, and with the nationalist movements rearing their heads in count...

Financial Crime And The Rise Of Regtech

Stephen Ufford | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Ufford

The emergence of fintech brings forth a new set of regulatory challenges as enforcement agencies and governments wrangle with a difficult question: How to create regulations for this new sector to keep the public safe -- without squashing innovation?

Have You Met A Trump Lately?

Tom Gamble | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Tom Gamble

One morning, I noticed a man behind me acting rather strange. This bloke was a fairly standard looking late middle aged man, probably in his 50's or early 60's, regulation belly protruding from his unfashionable shirt and bland baseball hat from some town he had once visited now covering his humpty dumpty head. And he was, quite clearly, a Trump.

Dogs Are As Smart As We Think They Are

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Have you ever tried fooling a dog into getting excited for the wrong thing? Perhaps testing their instincts by offering something boring to the tune of a tasty treat? It turns out that while they may very well be excited by the amped up sound of your voice, they are most likely on to your trick.

I Thought I Lived In A Safe Neighbourhood, Until Someone Got Shot

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

September 20. It was an ordinary Tuesday, at least it started out that way. The sun was shining, I worked on a writing assignment in the morning and ...

Flawed Laws Mean Your Faux Fur Could Come From Dogs And Cats

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Imagine the horror of learning that the faux fur-trimmed coat you just purchased was not made from synthetic material, but dog or cat fur. Surprisingly, in Canada, this is not only a real possibility but one that is potentially legal.

Ambrose Suggests Trudeau Using UN Mission To Win Security Council Seat

CP | Joanna Smith | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Politics

"Do we have to send our men and women into harm's way to reach Mr. Trudeau's goal?"

What Affordable Housing Means And Why It's Important

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Many Canadians are experiencing difficulties finding a place to live within their budget in neighbourhoods they have lived in for years, and the problem is only getting worse.

The Stabbing At My Teen's High School Didn't Have To Happen

Jo-Anne Craine | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Parents
Jo-Anne Craine

I got a text from my teen at 8:52 yesterday morning. It was that text; the one you read about in news reports that usually come from the U.S. It doesn't come from one of your own children. The ones you promised yourself you would always protect. "Lockdown at school," then "Someone pulled a knife." Not much to go on, but enough to send that infamous chill down your spine. I wasn't far from school, so I raced over, my muddy dog still in the back seat, dreading what I knew I would find.

The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Dvorkin

Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.

The Liberals Must Act To Save Canada's Struggling Newsrooms

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

At a time when our consumption of the news is at an all-time high, the very institutions at the heart of our news media are in crisis -- and demanding the attention of our political leaders. Postmedia combined newsrooms in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a move that not only saw many talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door, but also saw distinctive voices quieted.

Don't Put More Taxpayers On The Hook For Bombardier's Bailout

Aaron Wudrick | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron Wudrick

Quebec Economy Minister Jacques Daoust announced that the Quebec government would be "investing" $1.3 billion in taxpayer money in Bombardier's beleaguered CSeries aircraft line, and promptly turned around to prod the new Trudeau government in Ottawa to pony up a similar contribution.

Exploring The Vibrant Orlando Food Scene

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

As promised, here's the rest of my edible tale. But first, a fun fact: Did you know that Central Florida boasts the most amount of James Beard nominat...

Let's Hope Trudeau's New Era Of Media Accountability Lasts

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Sean Mallen

The true test of the Trudeau team's openness will come when actual decisions are being made, when real people start to object, when the human beings running the place start making mistakes. The national press gallery may be charmed for now, grateful that the Harper years of cold war are over. It will not last. Parliament Hill reporters are top professionals who will be ready to pounce when things inevitably go off the rails. When that happens, will the smiling ministers of day one remain available to be interrogated, challenged, or even hectored?