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If a tweet falls in the forest, does anybody hear?

by Karen Zypchyn, April 2013 Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn wondered in his famous song if anybody had heard a tree falling in the forest, communicating to us the forest’s destruction. Cockburn saw trees as signals sending us warnings, but he … Continue reading

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CBC and CKUA

        I’m a student getting my degree through Grant MacEwan University’s “Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing” program.  One of the courses I’m taking to fulfill my degree’s requirements is called “The Media and the Message.”  A … Continue reading

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European newspapers are taking on Goliath—Google

European newspapers and magazines are facing down Google over links to their content in an effort to salvage their coffers so that journalistic content is rewarded online.  They’re challenging Google’s ultimate power, its links, especially through Google News.

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A Scary Tie Between The Wildrose Alliance and Arizona’s Fundamentalist Bills

Many Canadian women take their rights to female health care, birth control and abortion as a given right, rather than seeing it as a privilege that comes from living in one of the world’s most progressive countries. Personally, I’ve only … Continue reading

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What Makes Kony 2012 News?

Unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t have a Facebook page or Twitter account—or unless you live under a rock, which today means more or less the same thing—I’m going to assume you’re familiar with the video below. If … Continue reading

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Journalism students benefit from a kind of new teacher: poverty

    “Poverty was the teacher, not I,” I recently told a gathering of faculty, administrators and students at MacEwan’s Faculty Commons on Feb. 9th, 2012. They had gathered to hear what I and some of my journalism students had to … Continue reading

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