Has trust in journalists started to rebound from rock bottom?

A new survey says people are looking at journalism with new respect in these troubled times

Has trust in journalists started to rebound from rock bottom?It’s true. The 2018 survey by Cision of 1,355 journalists from across six countries discovered that perceived trust in professional journalists improved by 20 per cent this year. Cision is a global provider of media software. Yes, sadly, journalists felt underappreciated by 91 per cent of the general public up until last year. And fake…

Why business coaching is a humbling career

I get to work alongside superheroes in the various fields who use their amazing powers to get their clients real results

Why business coaching is a humbling careerAs a business coach, I’ve been gifted with the opportunity to meet some of the greatest people on the planet. These are not the rich and famous, the lofty or the well heeled, though I’ve met and worked alongside some of these. Through my career as a business coach, I come in contact with some…

The message matters: we are what we watch and listen to

We focus too much on things that really don’t matter. Life is not all about domination, money and having a particular body type

The message matters: we are what we watch and listen toIt’s a challenging time to be a man or a boy. Looking at how we’re presented in the media, are we supposed to be superheroes with unbelievable biceps, gigolos or buffoons? Are we supposed to be sports superstars, rock stars or business moguls? It’s no easier to be a woman or a girl. Is today’s…

Video contest earns Eaton School $7,500

A total of 36 schools entered videos in the contest and they each had a chance to win two cash prizes

Video contest earns Eaton School $7,500  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The video made by staff and students at Eaton School in Eatonia has earned the school a cash prize after being seen more than 13,700 times on YouTube. The school won the $7,500 gold star prize after participating in an initiative by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) called The…

Less is more: how tweets can build a business brand

Alyson Gausby of Twitter Canada, in Calgary this week as a speaker at SocialWest, has a succinct message for the corporate world

Less is more: how tweets can build a business brandAlyson Gausby is head of research at Twitter Canada. She’s in Calgary this week as a speaker at SocialWest, founded by Mike Morrison. It’s the largest social media and digital marketing conference in Western Canada. The sold-out event takes place June 13 to 15 at Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Theatres. Calgary’s Business: Has social media use…

Eaton School video needs views to win

The school could win the $10,000 grand prize, or $7,500 that goes to the school with the video that gets the most views

Eaton School video needs views to winKenneth Brown of The Clarion The students and faculty at Eaton School in Eatonia have made a video and they need people to watch it online for a chance to win cash for the school. Nichole Bredy, a teacher in Eatonia, said the school has taken up a challenge made by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation…

Instead of certainty, we should all be longing for a little self-doubt

Instead of living in a time of sober second thought, we exist in a time where the normal and predictable reaction is instant outrage

Instead of certainty, we should all be longing for a little self-doubtIt is a cliché to equate widespread social conflict with times of uncertainty. If only that were so. What ails us now is not living in uncertain times but rather the opposite: certainty abounds, and it is precisely that orientation which will continue to make social and political divisions more acute and less likely to…

Intemperance and intolerance in campus culture clashes

Students of the snowflake generation feel empowered to videotape, confront and swarm professors with whom they disagree

Intemperance and intolerance in campus culture clashesI must confess to a crime. Many years ago, when I was still in my 20s, I was enjoying a late-night non-alcoholic beverage with an old friend from my high school days. Our talk turned to the teachers in our adolescence, some of whom we revered, some of whom we despised. The memory of one…

Social criticism is too important to leave to the trolls

Trolling requires a person to suspend thought. To hate any thought that isn’t their own. To smash, destroy and bully

Social criticism is too important to leave to the trollsEverybody’s a critic, they say. But that’s not true. Some people are critics, in the true sense of the word, and contribute positively by determining the meaning and value of social and cultural artefacts. Critics shape culture, teach audiences and direct attention. Critics aren’t trolls. They create and elevate discussion and, by elevating discussion, enlighten…

Is Google stealing your garden furniture?

Violations of personal privacy occur on a much larger scale than anyone thought possible. But new EU rules address the problem

Is Google stealing your garden furniture?I first started to realize how dangerous social media was a few years ago. I was on the phone with a friend and I could feel his growing sense of outrage. “I can't believe it,” he said. “Google is reading my mail. They targeted me with ads that could only have come from specific words…
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