What TV news can learn from Jimmy Fallon

Some think offering TV shows online will undermine viewership by letting would-be watchers skip the broadcast. But Late Night with Jimmy Fallon posted all their best stuff online — and without that, he wouldn’t be hosting the Tonight Show.

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What TV news can learn from Jimmy Fallon

Some think offering TV shows online will undermine viewership by letting would-be watchers skip the broadcast. But Late Night with Jimmy Fallon posted all their best stuff online — and without that, he wouldn’t be hosting the Tonight Show.

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Going on camera? My first piece of advice

Communicating on camera is harder than in front of a crowd, because you’re trying to reach an audience that exists, but isn’t there. Here’s the key tip I figured out to reach your audience through the lens.

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Going on camera? My first piece of advice

Communicating on camera is harder than in front of a crowd, because you’re trying to reach an audience that exists, but isn’t there. Here’s the key tip I figured out to reach your audience through the lens.

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Time to share a good book

Pretty much my favourite present to give the kids in my life is a good book. So, when I heard that the clever folks behind Rain City Chronicles were holding a book drive to benefit an East Vancouver children’s library? Yes.

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Time to share a good book

Pretty much my favourite present to give the kids in my life is a good book. So, when I heard that the clever folks behind Rain City Chronicles were holding a book drive to benefit an East Vancouver children’s library? Yes.

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Making audio and video more interactive online (?)

Interesting discussions at the recent Digital Storytelling Unconference in Vancouver. The online realm has given us a different delivery system for audio and video, that’s time-shifted and shareable. But what about new ways of storytelling online?

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Making audio and video more interactive online (?)

Interesting discussions at the recent Digital Storytelling Unconference in Vancouver. The online realm has given us a different delivery system for audio and video, that’s time-shifted and shareable. But what about new ways of storytelling online?

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Digital Playground #2: Soundcloud as annotated audio

This time, SoundCloud. It’s designed for sharing music, and that’s how I encountered it. But I’ve been thinking about other uses for the timed commenting feature — as a storytelling tool.

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Digital Playground #2: Soundcloud as annotated audio

This time, SoundCloud. It’s designed for sharing music, and that’s how I encountered it. But I’ve been thinking about other uses for the timed commenting feature — as a storytelling tool.

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Digital Playground: Storifying Hot Dog Day

I’d never tried Storify, so wanted to practice on something low-key before trying it on breaking news. So here, curated tweets from CBC Vancouver’s Hot Dog Day. Which many, without irony, call the best day of the year at CBC.

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Digital Playground: Storifying Hot Dog Day

I’d never tried Storify, so wanted to practice on something low-key before trying it on breaking news. So here, curated tweets from CBC Vancouver’s Hot Dog Day. Which many, without irony, call the best day of the year at CBC.

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Riot night, ten months later.

I’ve been thinking a lot the Stanley Cup Riot this week, not just because the playoffs started again, prompting more discussions on policing and crowd control. I was excited for the playoffs last year. But 10 months post-riot? Not one bit.

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Riot night, ten months later.

I’ve been thinking a lot the Stanley Cup Riot this week, not just because the playoffs started again, prompting more discussions on policing and crowd control. I was excited for the playoffs last year. But 10 months post-riot? Not one bit.

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Baby steps in data visualization

A second go at the food prices chart, with updated (to Dec. 2011) food price data from Statistics Canada. The food price rising the fastest? Potatoes.

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Baby steps in data visualization

A second go at the food prices chart, with updated (to Dec. 2011) food price data from Statistics Canada. The food price rising the fastest? Potatoes.

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Food prices, visualized

People seemed interested in the food price information in my last post, so here’s a few more figures from that same Statistics Canada data, put in a chart. I really wish I had a better tool for visualizing data on

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Food prices, visualized

People seemed interested in the food price information in my last post, so here’s a few more figures from that same Statistics Canada data, put in a chart. I really wish I had a better tool for visualizing data on

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Who I think of on Food Bank Day

Today CBC is raising money for food banks in B.C., for the 25th year in a row. Every year, I’m reminded of a day in November 2004, when I was asked to go report on a family, with children, who were struggling.

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Who I think of on Food Bank Day

Today CBC is raising money for food banks in B.C., for the 25th year in a row. Every year, I’m reminded of a day in November 2004, when I was asked to go report on a family, with children, who were struggling.

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