Good news in media world; Washington Post profitable, traditional reporting valued

It's not all fake news and buy-outs. Traditional reporting skills still matter. There is some good news in the media world today. Take the thriving Washington Post. Bought by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in October 2013, speculation swirled on what lay ahead for the then-stuggling paper. At the … [Read more...]

From French roadways to your screen; capturing Tour de France a tech triumph

As the owner of two road bikes, I feel it's my duty to watch a little Tour de France each year. Just to see what it's possible to do with these things. The riders perform super-human feats daily for 22 days. It's inspiring. I'm also intrigued by the non-stop live coverage of the event - up to … [Read more...]

Stories create compelling interviews; neuroscience tell us so

Human beings love stories. It's so much easier and more interesting to learn something new if a story illustrates the topic. This applies when talking to the media as well - the media being made up of human beings! The art of storytelling helps us remember and learn. Neuroscientists tell us … [Read more...]

Spotlight is ‘nerdy process movie’ that shines light on hard-working hacks

Spotlight is a gripping portrayal of the Boston Globe's erratic-yet-dogged progress toward uncovering a sex scandal within that city's Catholic church. While I wasn't fond of the the story it related, I loved the way it told the tale. The movie relates how this revealing, Pulitzer-prize winning … [Read more...]

Tale of a shopping spree, a dishrack and how you can help Cuban musicians

I was in Cuba in February. I dipped into an engaging ongoing enterprize that brings musical instruments to that country. I went with  a group called CUBAbility. One of their current projects is gathering instruments in the Toronto area, renting and filling a shipping container and sending it to … [Read more...]