Globe and Mail reporter Tu Thanh Ha was 11 when his parents took him and his then-infant sister from their home country just days before Saigon fell to the oncoming communists on April 30, 2015. Unlike the refugee crises of today around the world, the Canada of 1975 was quite welcoming and helped the new […]
It’s long been a pillar of Conservative climate policy (such as it is) to be in lockstep with the U.S. on regulations with respect to greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts. But that lasted as long as it takes for the U.S. to get more ambitious than Harper.
Dave Cohn, executive producer of AJPlus, writes that Felix Salmon’s report on the death of journalism as a career is greatly exaggerated.
The Atlantic has a very solid article (“How the Media Became One of Putin’s Most Powerful Weapons“) on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his idea of how media ownership should work:
The Atlantic has been considered a leader in print-to-digital transformation. It has just unveiled its next step — a real-time web magazine. For deets and commentary on the redesign, see this Nieman Lab article — The Atlantic redesigns, trading clutter and density for refinement.
The HarvardKennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy has produced a nifty backgrounder called Statistical terms used in research studies; a primer for media.
From the Guardian (“Earth Day: leading scientists say 75% of known fossil fuels must stay in ground“): Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a group of leading scientists and economists have said in a statement timed to coincide […]
Jon Stewart, who will be departing as host of The Daily Show later this year, spoke with the Guardian (“Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show“) about why he’s leaving behind a job he loved for 16 years.
From CP via CityNews (“Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions continue slow climb: Report“): The latest emissions inventory from Environment Canada shows the country’s overall greenhouse gas output climbed 1.5 per cent between 2012 and 2013, continuing a slow, but steady, upward trend since the global recession of 2009.
That Eric Alper has posted a full-length concert video of the Patti Smith Group performing at the Capitol Theatre in New Jersey more than 35 years ago. Enjoy.