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'Social Media for Academics'

‘Social Media for Academics’: An Actually Useful Guide

Finally, a manual that’s devoid of the usual dubious digital-guru speak. And it’s not just for profs.

By Shannon Rupp, 22 Jul 2016

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What to Do When Anonymous Trolls Throw You Hate? Heed Leslie Jones

Like the Ghostbusters star, I too received sexist, racist screeds as a female newspaper manager.

By Jody Paterson, 20 Jul 2016

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Pokémon Go Brings New ‘Augmented Reality’ Legal Issues to Light

Not to mention the whole issue of trespassing. Play safe, kids.

By Michael Geist, 19 Jul 2016

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Who Still Believes Postmedia Is Canadian-Controlled?

Latest debt-shedding move gives citizens the chance to press for a different future for Canada's papers.

By Paul Willcocks, 8 Jul 2016

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Next Net Neutrality Battle: 'Zero Rating'

Canadian regulator launches consultation on ISPs exempting certain content from data charges.

By Michael Geist, 6 Jul 2016

Recent Mediacheck: Computers, Technology, Digital Media, Law and Policy in Canada

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Fort Mac Fire Sparked Little Media Talk of Global Warming

'If not now, then when would be a good time to discuss climate?' asks journo prof.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 13 Jun 2016


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Let's Get Innovative, Aussie-Style

Canada should look Down Under for a roadmap to balance innovation and intellectual property.

By Michael Geist, 7 Jun 2016


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Sorry, Gov't Still Secretly Grabbing Your Private Info

Despite reforms, law agencies, telecoms keep ducking transparency.

By Michael Geist, 31 May 2016


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'Virtual Reality' Reporting Seductive -- Also Clunky, Costly

New gear may spread popularity of storytelling in-the-round, but tech still limits its making.

By Alexander Villegas, 26 May 2016


New Canadian Media founder George Abraham

'Filling the Gaps' in Reporting on Ethnic Communities

New service hopes to help Canadian media go beyond superficial journalism.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 26 May 2016


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If TPP Deal Dies, Canada's Got a Great Plan B

In fact, an alternate strategy to open up key Asian markets already exists.

By Michael Geist, 24 May 2016


Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains

Liberals Signal New Telecom Policy, Promote Open Access

First sign: rejecting Bell appeal of CRTC decision on broadband infrastructure.

By Michael Geist, 17 May 2016


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CanCon Makeover: Let's Get Creative

Enough with the Netflix tax. Here's how to really shake up our culture.

By Michael Geist, 10 May 2016


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Digital Cancon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottles

Canadian content policies will soon go under the microscope. Who'll benefit?

By Michael Geist, 3 May 2016


'The Good Wife'

Ever Uncompromising, 'The Good Wife' Comes to an End

From ageism to ableism, few stereotypes left unbroken in this legal drama.

By Shannon Rupp, 29 Apr 2016


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Big Loser in Wente Plagiarism? Globe's Reputation

Columnist's cut-and-paste journalism draws lame response from management.

By Paul Willcocks, 26 Apr 2016


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Leadership Sorely Needed on Canada's Broadband Strategy

Ongoing internet access hearing shows feds must step up.

By Michael Geist, 26 Apr 2016


Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains

Copyright Law for the Blind Needs Fine Tuning

Liberal bill responds to global movement to create and export accessible works.

By Michael Geist, 19 Apr 2016


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On Affordable Internet Access, Everyone Can Help

Thousands of Canadians are still offline, owing to lack of access or affordability.

By Michael Geist, 12 Apr 2016


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Is Collaboration the Key to Journalism's Future?

On the day the Panama papers leaked, three media-watchers agreed it's one crucial element.

By David P. Ball, 5 Apr 2016


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