Last week in the dojo we had a rousing discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of journalism and communication. Since then, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how I may have freaked the class out, and I have a tonic for how we can have a positive impact on this dangerous future. […]
There’s no questioning that Twitter has changed over the past few years. It’s not as much fun as it used to be, and it can be a potential minefield for professionals who need it for their work. Poynter has a great article, Twitter dustups are a reminder: Journalists, you are what you tweet, that’s worth […]
The Conversation has a short piece over here about how to bust hoaxes online. Great collection of tools, which I’ll eventually add to the resources page!
If you’re a fan of Rabble.ca, then there’s a great opportunity to write for them this year. They are teaming up with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) to help find stories about what it means to be a student in the 21st century. If you’re interested, check out their announcement here. (And they are […]
The first MMJC Teddy Talk series issued a broad challenge: What innovative tools or techniques are changing journalism? It’s an important question and you’ll be surprised by the range of answers. Everything from Snapchat to drones to robots got thrown into the mix. Oh yes, even hockey gets a nod! Take a look. Get talking. […]
Every year, journalists are asked to pull out their back-pocket crystal ball, give it a rub and predict the direction the industry is headed. It’s great fun, showing not only the wildly divergent opinions of today’s news folk but also the complexity of the landscape. Who would have thought journalists would be chewing on a […]
This is a long piece, but worth your time. An examination — by a software engineer — about how badly the software industry protects our privacy. And a call to arms.
Melanie Coulson has some tips on why these two platforms are important and what you need to know about them. 5 fundamentals journalists must understand about Twitter 5 fundamental things journalists must understand about Facebook It’s interesting that the one common thing for both platforms (apart from knowing your audience) is the idea that it […]
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This is the topic on tap this week in The Pixel Guild, and I don’t want to scoop myself, but I do hope you’re thinking about it a bit. As grist for that mill, here’s an article by American journalist Paul Balcerak, with a list of reasons why a journalist may want to start a […]