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Journalism’s Enemy Will Be Its Saviour

Will Fake News Unwittingly Ride to Journalism’s Rescue? Journalism is dying. The decline began early in the 21st century when ad and classified revenue started fleeing online. Social media accelerated the process. The trend...

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Becoming Bored

“75% of your shared data data has been used.” Thank goodness for automatic alerts, I thought, so that I don’t go over my cellphone’s data limit and incur stratospheric overage costs. Plenty of time...

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Can We Have Social Media Back?

I met Brian at a Toronto tech meetup in 2011. I was hanging around the back of the room when he introduced himself, and we connected over a mutual fascination with all things social...

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The Death of the Worker

Organized labour has been shrinking as a percentage of the workforce in America and Canada for decades, which should come as a surprise to no one: authors have been predicting the death of work since...

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Elements of Strategy, Part 5: The Walking Dead

Part five of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each week for more insights. I remember seeing a contract posting for a digital strategist, which was pretty formulaic, except for one line: “Once...