If you haven't already, be sure to check out Gayle MacDonald's Globe and Mail interview with Tony Burman, of Al Jazeera English and CBC fame, and also the newest Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair at Ryerson University.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out Gayle MacDonald's Globe and Mail interview with Tony Burman, of Al Jazeera English and CBC fame, and also the newest Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair at Ryerson University.

MacDonald talks to Burman about Al Jazeera, but also the future of news, covering off topics such as "scoop-obsessed news publications", social media, and audience input.

You can read it all here, but here's a snippet of what Burman said on social media, and who's getting it right:

"I think that’s a squandered opportunity. There is so much potential here in North America, compared to the developing world, because computers, smartphones and the Internet are everywhere. It's a way to enrich our coverage and capture a younger audience. But in the developing world, social media are being used far more to help people learn about their societies and figure out how to make them better. We should learn from that."

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