Category Archives: Journalism

Council transparency: Appearance or substance?

When it comes to efforts by Kitchener council to improve accountability and transparency, appearance of change is not enough. Such efforts must have clear, meaningful results and a motion from Coun. Scott Davey last night achieved no such thing. The motion … Continue reading

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Decimated newsrooms serving up pablum journalism

In an era where newspapers die and decimated newsrooms continue to shrink,  it’s hardly surprising Kitchener residents are fed such a thin diet of daily-newspaper content. Pablum news is also dished up by our CBC outlet and other local radio-TV stations … Continue reading

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Too little, too late in non-creative CEI spat

The average artist in Waterloo Region lives below the poverty line, earning $25,000-$30,000 a year. Tonight, at Waterloo Regional Council, Creative Enterprise Initiative (CEI) — a group supposedly formed to help those artists and small arts-culture groups — will ask … Continue reading

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Missing quality journalism

Because I occasionally miss my newspaper days of column-writing and sometimes find myself griping about the quality of local journalism, I have decided to go back to scribbling opinion pieces in this blog. That quality of journalism, by the way, … Continue reading

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