Innovation

Aug 13, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Canadian newswire is partnering with Newzulu, a user-generated content aggregator, to provide crowdsourced, verified photo content. 

Jul 29, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Wearable technology will further fragment consumers as they choose how they want to receive news. And there will always be early adopters seeking an advantage in the marketplace.

Jun 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Considering the unique vantages drone journalism can provide, losing this technology due to a lack of professionalism would be a serious blow to our industry, writes College of the North Atlantic journalism instructor Jeff Ducharme.

Jun 04, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

If World War II had happened in a multimedia era, this is how CBC News would have covered it. 

May 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Most news outlets publishing robot-made content are so far choosing not to inform readers about their use of the software, a decision that contradicts one of journalism’s most valuable ethical principles: transparency.

Apr 22, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Mark Lever, and the company he works for, sees the future of the newspapers as hyperlocal. That is this kind of entrepreneurial thinking that will revolutionize and revitalize news media, says innovation editor Rob Washburn. 

Mar 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In this age of innovation, we're challenged to learn, communicate and work in constantly changing circumstances. New devices, social connections and apps, force us to evolve as storytellers and adapt our medium to reach specific audiences. Innovation is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity to ensure career competitiveness. So how does a modern-day journalist ensure their own success? Michael De Monte, co-founder of ScribbleLive, says they should act like a startup. 

Mar 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Langara College journalism instructor Ethan Baron explains how his innovative new course on news-drone training teaches students the essential technical skills, as well as the proper safety and ethical considerations, of operating drones.

Mar 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It’s as quick as shooting a picture on your smartphone and posting it to Facebook or social media seconds later, with one exception—you’re shooting with a professional camera. Photojournalism editor Mark Taylor talks to Taras Slawnych, visuals editor at the Toronto Star, and the brains behind this new technology. 

Dec 13, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Local news media can and should be seen as playing a critical role if rural communities hope to be resilient in the face of economic upheaval, writes J-Source innovation editor Rob Washburn in the final part of this three-part weekly series on community journalism. 

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Innovation

Loyalist

Robert Washburn
Edited by Rob Washburn

This section tracks the latest developments in community and rural journalism across Canada.

Robert Washburn teaches journalism at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ont., and is a former correspondent for CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning.