Burying the Lead
It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
— Jerry Seinfeld
Communication Lesson From Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most recognized comedians in the world. In the early 90s it was Jerry's comedy that…
Never Bury The Lead: How A Lesson From Journalism 101 Applies to Resumes
"Never bury the lead" is a common phrase from journalism. In a news story, the "lead" (aka lede) is the first few…
Paid Positions Available
Kat Marusiak, Managing Editor at The Cascade, UFV’s student press, is inviting students who may be interested to get involved. Kat Marusiak and Joel Robertson-Taylor, Editor-in-Chief, have prepared a 10-minute presentation about The Cascade for students, and to welcome and encourage contributions of both writing and art for publication.
Who knows? Getting involved may even have the benefit of an opportunity for a paid position.
The Cascade is UFV’s autonomous student newspaper. It provides a forum for UFV students to have their journalism published.
The Cascade editor-in-chief wins Canada-wide award
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, The Cascade’s editor-in-chief, Joel Robertson-Taylor, was named student journalist of the year at an annual gathering of student journalists in Toronto.
The Cascade editor-in-chief wins Canada-wide award
On Saturday, January 6, The Cascade's editor-in-chief, Joel Robertson-Taylor, was named student journalist of the year…
Hold the Press
The silent film, The Power of the Press, is a fascinating vignette into the industrial process of creating a newspaper to disseminate information to the public. This was a process populated by owners, administrators, editors, writers, typesetters, and press operators. People needed to quickly, but carefully make decisions about what was fit to print. Now, we push a button and in an instant people around the world can read what we’ve written through social media platforms and blogs.
Now we have other issues to deal with: information overload and misinformation.
The Power of the Press - Wikipedia
The Power of the Press is a 1928 silent film directed by Frank Capra and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr as an aspiring…
The Disappearing Gatekeepers
According to reports from our own CBC, the onslaught of misinformation that we are receiving through social media was partly orchestrated by Cambridge Analytica through the weaknesses inherent in the algorithms created by Facebook. True to their mantra, “Move fast and break things,” the engineers at Facebook created these algorithms to help them win the platform war against Twitter, while at the same time disrupting the institution of the free press and the gatekeepers who filtered the information disseminated to the public. By monetizing the news, Facebook created an environment where anyone who had access to a digital device could create their own news, and inadvertently undermine the institution of the free press and set the stage for the social and political divisions in our digitally connected world.
Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are manipulating our lives and threatening our democracy
The internet began with great hope that it would strengthen democracy. Initially, social media movements seemed to be…
Mark Zuckerberg has apologized…
Mark Zuckerberg apologized for Facebook's role dividing people in a Yom Kippur message vowing to…
Mark Zuckerberg publicly apologized for Facebook's negative effects, posting a message to mark the Jewish Yom Kippur…
…and asked for forgiveness…
Mark Zuckerberg Asks Forgiveness for His "Mistakes" on Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg has been under fire ever since Election Day, mostly for doing nothing to combat the onslaught of fake…
…and admitted that social media is bad for us…
Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?
With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us. Do people connect…
…and bad for democracy.
Facebook admits what we all know: that social media can be bad for democracy
Facebook's ongoing attempt to reckon with its impact on civil life continued today with the company acknowledging that…
Business, media, communications and design professionals agree that something needs to change.
We need to move slowly and fix things.
We need to move away from advertising as the dominant form of social communication in the public sphere.
Social Communication in Advertising: Consumption in the Mediated Marketplace, 3rd Edition…
Now available in a significantly updated third edition to address new issues such as the Internet and globalization…
We need to keep social media from ripping society apart by focusing on social capital.
Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society
Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the…
Social Capital - Vision
At Social Capital, our mission is to transform society by using technology to solve the world's hardest problems. We do…
Economically, the data would suggest that certain ideological and political movements have chosen to be on the wrong side of history.
Intellectually, brain science teaches us that negative attitudes and fears are the enemy of invention and creativity, keeping cultures entrenched in old models of reality that no longer apply.
The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages…
If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a…
Spiritually, there are new ways of approaching the world with creativity, generosity and inclusivity.
Culturally, there are so many things to learn from our neighbours, whose ancestors have lived on this land far longer than the most recent settlers.
Wade Davis: Light at the edge of the world
In our age, many societies look like they're hurtling towards disorder and disunity. For all of our technological…
Biologically, the vast diversity of life on earth gives us inspiration for better ways of living in harmony with the natural world.
The man-made world is horribly designed. But copying nature helps.
Japan's Shinkansen don't look like your typical train. They're fast - so fast they coined the term "bullet train" …
Biomimicry: Designing to Model Nature
The Biomimicry Institute defines biomimicry as the science and art of emulating Nature's best biological ideas to solve…
The New Alchemy Institute: pioneers of ecological design
This article [originally published in Spanish in 2008, EcoHabitar Nr.16] pays homage to an institution of historical…
Human-centred design gives an approach that applies the scientific method to the creativity our society needs to change the existing reality into a preferred vision of the future.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
GreenWave | The Buckminster Fuller Institute
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the…
Eric Ries of The Lean Startup and Tim Brown, CEO of the famed design firm IDEO discuss their respective philosophies and how they can be used by entrepreneurs and creatives alike. In addition, Google Ventures Designer Jake Knapp provides insight into how these two approaches has helped him reimagine product design for businesses of all kinds ranging from artisan coffee shops to high-tech giants. (The full discussion.)
In reality, there are opportunities to reimagine our world and build something entirely different.
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. We gathered a qualified and…
How the Third Industrial Revolution Will Create a Green Economy
This essay is the first in a four-part series on the theme, "The Third Industrial Revolution." An introduction by…
A Legacy for the Next 10,000 Years
Think of the news as a way to think about our world differently, thinking about the long term, and to actively engage in the project of creating a world that can recognize the mistakes of the past and move beyond them.
Go and create the news of the future.
We need to reinvent the present in order to pass on as great as possible a range of options to the future. That need is what gives urgency and a wild permission to those who seek to reimagine the world.
The Long Now Foundation - Fostering Long-Term Thinking
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 to foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of…
The opportunity to reimagine your city is here.