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Politics, Life and Journalism in Northumberland County, Ontario

Archive for September 2009

Micro-audiences and ambient journalism as new approaches

September 15, 2009

UBC Professor Alfred Hermida’s recent posting on Twitter as a system of ambient journalism is quiet insightful in understanding the level of change taking place within the industry. He suggests technology like Twitter enables citizens to maintain a heightened sense of news awareness called ambient journalism. The tool is being quickly embraced by journalists to […]

Herrington is the one to watch at Liberal nomination meeting

September 10, 2009

While it would be easy to focus on the two frontrunners at the nomination meeting for the Northumberland Quinte West federal Liberal Association tonight in Grafton, the person to watch is Brighton Mayor Christine Herrington. Insider polls indicate there may be a tight race forming between Andrew McFadden, from Warkworth and Kim Rudd, of Cobourg. […]

Local school boards need to rethink reaction to study

September 7, 2009

Both local school boards were quick to attack the results of a recent study of public school released by the C. D. Howe Institute. And, with students returning to school next week, the news was worth more than those responsible were prepared to give it. The Institute hired Wilfred Laurier economic professor David Johnson to […]