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Why social media encourages spinning

On Facebook and Twitter, almost no one is a downer (read my tweets for an antidote). Ivor Tossell explores why. From The Globe and Mail: I have no qualms with droll irony. Lord knows, it's all I've got going for me sometimes. But after a while, it becomes impossible to ignore the fact that everybody on […]

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The media, the meltdown and the recession

A survey of U.S. financial journalists finds some believing they dropped the ball on the lead-up to the meltdown, some think negative media reporting could make the recession worse, which leads into the final point of this post — neuronomics.

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Globe and Mail to shed about 10 per cent of staff

TheĀ Globe and Mail, Canada’s premier newspaper, is looking to shed bodies in an attempt to slice operating costs. The move is being blamed on a moribund advertising climate.

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