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What TV news can learn from Jimmy Fallon

What TV news can learn from Jimmy Fallon

(…or, how the internet picked the new Tonight Show host) We cut cable years ago, with the idea that would make us watch less TV. Instead, I’ve become expert at finding the shows I like streaming online. It’s free and legal which is great, but the...
Digital Playground: Storifying Hot Dog Day

Digital Playground: Storifying Hot Dog Day

I’m going to experiment with some new-to-me digital storytelling tools, and post the results. Experiment number one is a learning exercise with Storify—a tool that Openfile, CBC Community and many others use well all the time. I’d never tried it, so wanted...
Riot night, ten months later.

Riot night, ten months later.

“You were there?” Yes, right next to the first car on fire. And then, wandering the downtown core, calling into the station as another car got swarmed, the police moved in, hundreds streamed down an alley, looking for what might happen next. I’ve...
Who I think of on Food Bank Day

Who I think of on Food Bank Day

Today is the Open House and Food Bank Day at CBC — the 25th year that CBC in Vancouver has raised money for B.C. food banks so they can provide for people who need a little help. This generally happens in December. It always makes me think of a day in November. In...