A local newspaper in Tennessee is following its sister paper in going fully digital by ending its daily print edition in favour of digital editions while retaining the Sunday print edition. A couple of key points from the article for other local newspapers to keep in mind: Journalism matters - this paper is part of a smaller chain which is
The Guardian's Hadley Freeman is ending her time as a columnist and takes time in her final column to discuss her career and being a columnist. A couple things stand out for me: "Here’s a funny thing: I can’t recall a single day – and there were thousands – that I spent sitting at my desk writing a column", which
Walking down the escalator to the subway platform I noticed something different this morning, there were people waiting for the next train. I had to stand find a six foot separated spot to stand, the first time I needed to during this pandemic. What a change from mid-May 2020 when I went into Toronto to retrieve my belonging. (I left
Election polling is showing the People's Party of Canada growing in support. Why is this and what does it mean for the future of Canada's political landscape? These questions will be explored in the coming weeks, I am hearing of work being done by national journalists and academics to answer some of these questions. Here in Hamilton, I am seeing
Twenty years later, what memories have stuck with me of the day war came to North America? Unexpectedly, the initial shock is not a primary memory. Of course I remember being momentarily frozen, then hectically scrambling to get to the Hamilton armoury. The eyes of an older woman looking at me on the bus going downtown, her and others not
With offices closed indefinitely, events and movie crowds non-existent, the Jackson Square BK tries to lure a new clientele - nearby residents.
My first Mass as a double-vaccinated person was unexpected, I was struck by the silence of the nave as physical distancing and the muffling of masks created an unexpected acoustic experience.
The COVID reopening is good news. Starting this coming Friday July 16, nearly all indoor activities resume. For me, it will create challenges as my vaccination cycle will not complete until the middle of August. I live in Hamilton's L8R postal code and am in 30s age bracket. I received my first dose appointment, on July 1st. [The pharmacist was
Who knew it is the second Friday? I thought to myself, looking at the pop-up sellers on James Street North during my Friday walk. Life is quickly returning to some semblance of pre-COVID patterns. There are only a handful of pop-ups this Friday night, a few selling knick-knacks, with some original art in the mix. The flea market vendors are
The COVID third wave is the most demoralizing of the pandemic for me. In the first wave, during the early days when it was a crisis, I was too busy responding on campus, moving others out, and then moving myself out. It was the most exhausting, I managed to hold myself together from that exhaustion, but at times barely. The
Much as the establishment candidates are not speaking to issues of voters, the establishment media (and it does not get more establishment than the NYT) needs to be mindful to choose issues which matter to voters to illustrate candidates qualifications, or lack thereof.