Woo hoo! Today we learned that the CBC Radio network special that Manusha Janakiram and I produced last year on the science and business of handling stress has won a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media.
I’m a big fan of podcasts, and have been listening for a while — the oldest ones in my iTunes library date to the summer of 2005, back when the newly-coined term “podcast” was named word of the year.
People sometimes ask what I listen to, and I’m always open to suggestions of great shows. So here are the current podcasts in my listening rotation. What are yours?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.