Commentary

It’s not newspapers we need to save

2016 has been a bad year for Canadian media so far. Newspapers in particular. As of January 25, 626 journalism-related jobs have been cut (or announced that they would be cut), according to the Ryerson review of Journalism’s math. While not all of these are “journalists,” all of these jobs have something to do with… Continue Reading

Why not everyone should be painted with the same brush

I’m very happy to be Canadian. for many reasons, but the woman’s right to choose is probably near the top of my list. It’s not just the choice that I value so much, it’s also the fact that should I choose to get an abortion, I’m unlikely to have to push the protesters at the… Continue Reading

Men can lean out, too

Spoilers for last night’s The Good Wife are below. You’ve been warned. I’m still giving you a chance to bail if you haven’t seen last night’s episode. Last chance.

A note on the recent layoffs at the National Post

Five years and three months ago I walked into a newsroom on Don Mills not knowing what I was doing. OK, that’s not totally true. I had some skills. I mean, if I didn’t, I never would have been called in to the National Post for an interview, right? Right. See, the thing is I was… Continue Reading

Is the social media editor dead?

That’s the question that made the rounds last week through the Twittersphere and Blogosphere. On one side, we had Rob Fishman of Buzzfeed who declared the death of the social media editor. He wrote: At many news organizations, “social media” has become something of a catch-all, a not especially descriptive term for highly differentiated functions…. Continue Reading