CBC Radio column: Newspapers and magazines and mastering the Internet

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I talk about how reports of the internet fueled death of newspapers and magazines are greatly exaggerated. I talk about Avenue Magazine and their editorial panel, the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal’s use of online chats, journalists joining Twitter to create one on one…

Making a poet laureate cool

I don’t know about you, but I was certainly excited this week when the City of Edmonton named Roland Pemberton – aka the incomparable Cadence Weapon – as their new poet laureate. His Afterparty Babies and Breaking Kayfabe albums are in heavy rotation on my iPod. He is a fantastic choice because much of his…

Big Cheers and Heartfelt Jeers

Cheers to Calgary for being named as one of Fast Company Magazine’s “2008 Fast Cities” in the June issue. This magazine has quickly become my favourite (sorry Calgary Inc. – I still like you and want to stay friends). To have my hometown highlighted alongside mentor cities (cities I think Calgary should look to for…

Tasty Calgary

This month Calgary’s Avenue Magazine lists their top 25 things to eat in Calgary. (They also offer up their 5th annual food awards, so check it out if you are looking to try out a new restaurant in Calgary – or in the case of every John Gilchrist pick: Canmore.) Going through the list of…