Riot police started their second round assault with tear gas. Citizens had to evacuate backward

The protests in Hong Kong have been marked by the use of smartphones and social media to bypass Chinese government censorship of the internet. In a column for The Globe and Mail, I explain how activists have always found ways to use the latest communication technologies to get their message out.¬†At the time of the¬†Tiananmen…

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JEAA talk

The slides and audio from my keynote at the Journalism Education Association of Australia annual conference on December 3, 2013, in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. When facts are fluid: Emerging best practices to verify information on social media Abstract: Journalists have always had to balance the need to be fast with the need to be right….

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