Discourse Media charts new course; in-depth reporting, avenues for action

Longer stories, avoiding pack journalism, ideas for actions related to the issues covered – that’s the promise of Discourse Media.  Their promise and their product. In a media world where exactly the opposite is available now, it sounds enticing. I learned about this platform today in a … [Read more...]

Curtain call – my live theatre best-of for 2017

One recent January I resolved to see more live productions in the months and years ahead. I did well with this resolution. So, in the spirit of the year-end highlights all around, my favourite incidences of live theatre in Vancouver for 2017: At the top of my list, no question, I have Children of … [Read more...]

The Guardian succeeds using “carrot not stick”; new approach to journalism

Some years ago, while researching direct mail, I was intrigued to learn that long letters often yield better results than short ones. People wanted details. They liked learning the background of the cause – sounds strange but the stats backed this up. I just read about another of these … [Read more...]

When do you listen to public radio? Likely not in your self-driving car

Will self-driving cars kill public radio? Or at least do it some serious harm? On a recent trip to Arizona I kept watching for a driverless car to sail by - but no luck. The state's straight roads and consistent, balmy weather have made it a natural choice for companies like Google, Intel and GM … [Read more...]

Upbeat PR brings tech and innovation to media relations

I recently came across a company that's bringing innovation to media relations. Imagine! Upbeat PR from San Francisco make and manage PR pitches - anything to help this process go better is worth a look in my opinion! Here's how Upbeat's approach works: Clients and potential clients send … [Read more...]