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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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Canada’s beef-is-safe campaign, circa 2003

My thesis was on risk communication, using mad cow disease as a case study. I looked at the language media used to used to discuss the safety of Canadian beef after Canada’s first mad cow was found in May 2003. I remember that day vividly.

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Canada’s beef-is-safe campaign, circa 2003

My thesis was on risk communication, using mad cow disease as a case study. I looked at the language media used to used to discuss the safety of Canadian beef after Canada’s first mad cow was found in May 2003. I remember that day vividly.

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How (Should) Journalists Use Social Media

It would be easy (though not smart) to avoid “the audience” almost completely. In my opinion, good journalists don’t — with or without social media. I use tools like Twitter to reach out beyond the people I would otherwise know, to get to know my city better. My networks are bigger, and that makes my city smaller.

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How (Should) Journalists Use Social Media

It would be easy (though not smart) to avoid “the audience” almost completely. In my opinion, good journalists don’t — with or without social media. I use tools like Twitter to reach out beyond the people I would otherwise know, to get to know my city better. My networks are bigger, and that makes my city smaller.

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Shrinking my city with social media

I’m going to be speaking at the Northern Voice conference this weekend, joining Kirk LaPointe from the Vancouver Sun on a panel called “How (Should) Journalists Use Social Media”.

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Shrinking my city with social media

I’m going to be speaking at the Northern Voice conference this weekend, joining Kirk LaPointe from the Vancouver Sun on a panel called “How (Should) Journalists Use Social Media”.

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Opting out of phone books: Yes, and not yet but soon

I did a story for CBC News in Vancouver today that’s already getting a bunch of comments on our site. It’s about phone books being delivered that aren’t wanted, and what companies are doing about it. Not one but two

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Opting out of phone books: Yes, and not yet but soon

I did a story for CBC News in Vancouver today that’s already getting a bunch of comments on our site. It’s about phone books being delivered that aren’t wanted, and what companies are doing about it. Not one but two

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Talking trash with the Clean Bin Project

I spent yesterday morning with the people behind The Clean Bin Project, Jen and Grant. They haven’t taken out the garbage in seven (!) months. They’re buying almost nothing, except food, and even with edibles they’re following strict rules to reduce packaging and waste.

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Talking trash with the Clean Bin Project

I spent yesterday morning with the people behind The Clean Bin Project, Jen and Grant. They haven’t taken out the garbage in seven (!) months. They’re buying almost nothing, except food, and even with edibles they’re following strict rules to reduce packaging and waste.

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Could composting be the new recycling?

B.C. is the only province where composting rates have been declining since the 1990s.

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Could composting be the new recycling?

B.C. is the only province where composting rates have been declining since the 1990s.

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Cleaning the peanut butter jar

Update: Thanks to @marklise, @nolanzak, @davejohnson, @ChrisParry and @eco_smart for their suggestions via Twitter! If you have a suggestion, let me know. I’ll admit it, I was a little resistant to taking on what are generally called “consumer stories” on

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Cleaning the peanut butter jar

Update: Thanks to @marklise, @nolanzak, @davejohnson, @ChrisParry and @eco_smart for their suggestions via Twitter! If you have a suggestion, let me know. I’ll admit it, I was a little resistant to taking on what are generally called “consumer stories” on

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Welcome

I’m a journalist based in Vancouver, Canada, currently working as the environment reporter for CBC News Vancouver. One thing I’ll do here is post about the stories I’m reporting. They range from newsy, like the crash in recycling commodity prices,

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Welcome

I’m a journalist based in Vancouver, Canada, currently working as the environment reporter for CBC News Vancouver. One thing I’ll do here is post about the stories I’m reporting. They range from newsy, like the crash in recycling commodity prices,

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