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The launch of Birch Cliff News

Just for fun, before you start reading this post, go online and google “Birch Cliff” and see what turns up.  Not much.  The first hit is an energy company in Alberta, followed by cottages for rent south of Algonquin Park.  … Continue reading

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Average Canadians say goodbye to “Smiling Jack”

There has been an outpouring of emotion today as Canada mourns the death and celebrates the life of NDP leader Jack Layton. Noble thoughts have been conveyed and fine words spoken, none more eloquent perhaps, than the tributes paid by … Continue reading

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Tough to separate truth from fiction on Twitter about Birmingham disorder / riot

I have more than a passing interest in last night’s disorder/riot in Birmingham, as I lived there for six months this past year, have many friends there, and developed a real affection for the city.   Growing increasingly concerned at the end … Continue reading

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Data Journalism: An assignment on new media forms and communities of practice

As I began my exploration of data journalism and its community of practice, I was cognizant that I needed to examine the craft from a broader perspective than I had in the past.  My previous efforts were focused too narrowly … Continue reading

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The CBC, Egypt and Twitter

  Hey CBC — what’s with your Twitter coverage of Egypt?    @CBCNews sent out a tweet tonight asking people to follow reporter @NahlahAyed who is on the ground in Cairo.   It caught my attention because the uprising has … Continue reading

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