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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Plenty of ink has been spilled about the information age, which has since turned into the misinformation age, but it now seems the post-truth era is taking hold when it comes to basic history and facts, endangering more than the integrity...

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Recently Huron County Council decided that just over a three per cent difference in prices wasn't worth keeping money here at home and instead voted to send it to a national company whose closest office is over an hour away by car.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

It took some nerve for four Conservative premiers to fly into Ottawa last week and hold a news conference at which they demanded the federal government increase healthcare transfers to the provinces, but they have a point.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Rolling Back, David vs. David, Selfie Savant vs. Meme Maestro

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Earlier this month, 11 first-year students were dismissed from Northeastern University in Boston after they failed to follow physical distancing rules.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Late last week I came across a headline that made me think. It struck at something that has always stuck in my craw -- a real us-and-them concept that makes you wonder what goes on in the other houses

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The defining emotion of our time seems to be anger. People are angry about having to wear masks to fight the spread of COVID-19. People are angry against police treatment of Black and Indigenous people.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Facts vs. Statistics, An incomplete picture, Do as I say, not as I do

Thursday, September 10, 2020

As I was researching some story ideas for this week's editorial board meeting, I perused my regular news sites which include the BBC where, if you're looking for Canada, you have to click the tab that says "US & Canada".

Thursday, September 10, 2020

What a difference 20 years can make. I don't mean that in the overarching manner so we can talk about the internet, social media and cell phones; I mean it in terms of 20 years that profoundly changed this community forever.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

One of the fascinating side effects of the current pandemic is the lessons we've learned about how complicated and interconnected our world is.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Too little, too late?, 40 years and counting, Concerning trends

Thursday, September 3, 2020

While both my editor Shawn and I have shared some of the bad experiences we have had as journalists over the past few weeks in our editorial spaces, I hope that everyone realizes that the good outweighs the bad...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Students studying journalism, in Canada at least, are made to understand that they are an important part of the democratic system -- that the best way to have good government is to have informed voters...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Though I didn't necessarily plan it out this way, here is the third installment in somewhat of a series on media literacy and a bit of a peek behind the curtain detailing what it's like to be a reporter these days.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Shop local, market local, Truth in the crosshairs, How did it come to this?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Going prorogue, The great unequalizer, It's far from over

Thursday, August 27, 2020

As anyone who has visited my office or has seen me strolling around in one of my favourite caps knows, I'm a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, or the Habs (short for Les Habitants) and have been since I was about five years old.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The release, last week, of video of a confrontation between Masai Ujiri and a police officer who stopped the Toronto Raptors' President as he tried to join his team on the court in Oakland...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

You know what they say: opinions are like [the last stop in the digestive system]; everybody has one. Do journalists count when we talk about everyone? Are journalists people? The answer is yes, though some might disagree.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

As a parent of a soon-to-be public elementary school student, my inbox has seen a fair number of e-mails from the Avon Maitland District School Board regarding the upcoming year and things are changing rapidly.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

During the late 1960s, I and the other 3,000 students attending Ryerson Polytechnical Institute walked past the statue of Egerton Ryerson every day for three years without giving it a thought.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

When I went to journalism school at Humber College, one of my first writing teachers made it abundantly clear that you would have to have a thick skin to do this job.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

How many words is it worth?, Keep your friends close..., We have our own race

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