Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Story From One of Canada’s Prominent Storytellers

Douglas Gibson tells stories. He built a career as a successful editor and publisher, working with literary greats and some of the nation’s most celebrated public figures – a list that includes names like Leacock, Davies, Mulroney, Trudeau, Gzowski, MacLeod, … Continue reading

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Make Up Your Mind by Changing Your Brain

Having problems with your newly made New Year’s resolution? Want to learn new skills but feel that you’re too old a dog to learn new tricks? Perhaps Dr. Norman Doidge can help you literally make up your mind. This Thursday, … Continue reading

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Seeing Past the Print Paradigm: Adapting Communication Strategies for the Virtual Age

For those of us on the outside of the communications world the phrase “seeing past the print paradigm” might not hold much weight. For those immersed in the communications world, however, the phrase represents a transition period—one which requires the … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Charlie Sheen

From Hollywood Nobility to Studio Liability Carlos Irwin Estevez, better known as Charlie Sheen, was born in New York City in 1965. His father Martin Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez are both famous actors, and his best friends in high … Continue reading

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Hatin’ on Palin

Sarah Palin once had a great image. That was, before she ran as vice president of the Republican party in the US elections four years ago. Ever since the perky Alaskan governor entered the spotlight, it shone bright and hard, … Continue reading

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A Dispatch from the Future of the Arts: An Evening with Douglas McLennan

  It’s hard to get people interested in official, capital-C, Culture. The connotations of aloofness and disdain for all things popular makes high art a tough sell. Something like abstract expressionist painting might seem terminally boring to non-painters with only … Continue reading

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A One-Woman Wow Factory

To say that Anne Marie Downey is an advocate for strategic communications planning would be an understatement. She’s a one-woman marching band! With the glamour of an Oscar presenter (minus the full-skirted ball gown) and with the vocal delivery style … Continue reading

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Connecting with ‘Generation Y’ by Tumblring

As a writer it is your job to meet the communication needs of your audience. You must find a way to connect with them and pass on the information you posses. If you cannot connect with your audience then they … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Great 2011 Chicken Massacre

I’m completing my formal education and beginning my professional one. Since I’m currently working with a project involving both streaming media and animal welfare this story caught my eye. Keep in mind that the following sentence is not part of … Continue reading

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West coast broadcaster returns to Edmonton

A career journalist and broadcaster, Neill Fitzpatrick recently left the west coast media market to pursue a journalism job here in Edmonton. Formerly the executive producer at Global National (with 5000 staff nationally), Neill’s move to the smaller media market … Continue reading

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