/Tag: citizen journalism

Breaking News Handbook

The rampant misreporting that follows shootings is so predictable On the Media made up a handy Breaking News Consumer's Handbook. Below are some tips for how, "in the wake of a big, tragic story, you can sort good information from bad." They  even made a handy, printable PDF that you can tape to your television or computer monitor the next time yo [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:54+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Breaking News Handbook

Time to Talk – Media, Youth and Mental Health

University of King’s College School of Journalism 2014 Joseph Howe Symposium Time to Talk – Media, Youth and Mental Health Saturday, October 25, 2014 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6350 Coburg Road Alumni Hall, New Academic Building Organized in association with Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma (CJFVT). Sponsored by Bell Aliant & Bell Let’s Tal [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00October 12th, 2014|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Time to Talk – Media, Youth and Mental Health

Publication ban emerges in Rehtaeh’s case

[su_box title="HALIFAX" style="noise" box_color="#006699"]A provincial court judge in Halifax has cited a mandatory publication ban in reference to a prominent child pornography case that had made national headlines. The mandatory ban referred to prohibits the identification of the alleged victim. The name of the girl, who is deceased, has been pre [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:19+00:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Edward Snowden’s Christmas Message

For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission's already accomplished. I already won. ~ Edward Snowden On December 25th 2013 Edward Snowden delivered an alternative Christmas message on the UK's channel 4 TV station. Before the broadcast a short version of the speech was leaked and immediatly uploaded to youtube. That upload was immediatly [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:22+00:00December 28th, 2013|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Edward Snowden’s Christmas Message

Parents of Rehtaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd to be honoured for their child advocacy work

MEDIA RELEASE November 12, 2013 [divider] WINNIPEG, MB – The parents of Rehtaeh Parsons and mother of Amanda Todd will be presented with the Rosalind Prober Award for Advocacy at the Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards in Winnipeg on November 18. The event falls during Bullying Awareness Week and also commemorates Universal Children’s Day (Nov [...]

Shark fin soup trade

This is truly disgusting. I found this article this morning on Grind.TV and it depicts a trade that is completely out of control and out of touch. The Grind article is about a blog post by Hong Kong photographer Alex Hofford and his feature post A Shark Fin Roof Top in Hong Kong. Hofford writes "The front line in the war against the shark fin trade [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:41+00:00January 6th, 2013|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Fighting crime with Facebook

Like many people in Canada and The United States I watched in disappointment last week as the Vancouver Canucks, the NHL’s top ranked team, lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins 4-0 in Vancouver. It was up in the air all series but my money was on the Canucks. Even so Boston played better and deserved the win they fought hard for. Good [...]

2016-10-21T21:44:07+00:00June 19th, 2011|Categories: Random Posts, Social Media|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

The revolution will be broadcast on YouTube

The revolution taking place in Syria is much like the revolutions that have taken place throughout the middle east. Recently I joined the Facebook group The Syrian Revolution 2011 thinking it would provide some information on the latest events in Syria and I'm surprised at the level of content. The near 205,00 member page features well over 400 vid [...]

2016-10-21T21:44:07+00:00June 10th, 2011|Categories: Random Posts, Social Media|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The revolution will be broadcast on YouTube

Kibera News Network

Kibera News Network is a citizen video journalism program started by Map Kibera and the Kibera Community Development Agenda (KCODA) in April 2010, along with two Kibera filmmakers using small handheld video cameras. They cover news and stories happening in Kibera, Kenya, from their perspective (it's their neighbourhood). KNN has a YouTube Channel [...]

2016-10-21T21:44:08+00:00May 10th, 2011|Categories: Random Posts, Social Media|Tags: |Comments Off on Kibera News Network