Op-ed columns:

Nieman Journalism Lab
The five Es of journalism in 2016
December 20, 2016

The fall and rise of the news bundle
December 21, 2015

The year we get smart about social media
December 20, 2013

2012 will be the year social media gets boring
December 30, 2011

BBC news
What makes a tweet believable?
July 7, 2015

The Globe and Mail
How Hong Kong’s protesters stay ahead of China’s social media censors
September 30, 2014

Zocalo Public Square
Oops, we put the watchdog to sleep
September 27, 2012

Association for Journalism Education UK
How participatory is journalism?
June 27, 2011

London School of Economics Impact of Social Sciences blog
Social media is inherently a system of peer evaluation
June 27, 2011

The Huffington Post
The fundamental problem with newspaper paywalls
May 30, 2011

The Globe and Mail
We’d need to quit more than Facebook
June 2, 2010

BBC News website
The web, the politician and the prostitute
March 18, 2008

Text interviews

La Nacion (Chile)
El nuevo periodismo en las redes sociales: escribir más y mejor
August 13, 2017

La Segunda (Chile)
Del diario a Whatsapp
August 4, 2017

The Globe and Mail
Turkey’s Erdogan uses FaceTime, social media to thwart military coup
July 17, 2016

The Georgia Straight
Revisiting real estate, race, and how the foreign-buyers narrative came to dominate Vancouver media
July 13, 2016

CBC News
How Facebook Live could shift perceptions around police violence
July 9, 2016

Financial Post
Western Canada’s Vancity Buzz expands nationally, rebrands to Daily Hive
June 1, 2016

CBC News
Facebook Live a window into the good, the bad and ugly of human experience
May 19, 2016

Canadian Press
California shooting: Media swarm of couple’s apartment recalls B.C. incident
May 12, 2016

Canadian Press
Postmedia woes a microcosm of challenges facing newspapers
January 20, 2016

The Province
When ordinary people ‘go viral’: We talk to 5 British Columbians about what it’s like
December 20, 2015

Ryerson Review of Journalism
Vignette Journalism: Storytelling for the Social Media Age
November 4, 2015

CBC News
Drowned Syrian boy photo joins long list of iconic news images
September 4, 2015

CBC News
Migrant crisis: Should pictures of a drowned Syrian boy be shared on social media?
September 2, 2015

Actress Jennifer Beals allegedly leaves dog in hot car in West Vancouver
July 30, 2015

Google’s $160M bid to woo European media
May 1, 2015

Yahoo News
Selfies after the earthquake in Nepal: What do these selfies say about ourselves?
April 30, 2015

Facebook, New York Times deal could change news business
March 27, 2015

Canadian Press
As charity crowdfunding soars, accountability questions linger
March 3, 2015

Canadian Press
Regulating disturbing online behaviour could do more harm than good: expert
February 17, 2015

BBC News website
The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
January 30, 2015

The Globe and Mail
Twitter beyond 140: The social network’s new growth plan
November 21, 2014

The Tyee
Imagining a Klout with clout
July 17, 2014

How to do Twitter research on a shoestring
June 25, 2014

The Ubyssey
Procrastination station: ethnic Twitter marketing
February 27, 2014

PBS Mediashift
Course Remix: 10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Class Out of Nothing
February 19, 2014

Big B.C. newspapers face extreme cutbacks, layoffs
April 24, 2013

Boston bombing: Did crowdsourcing actually help investigators?
April 20, 2013

Boston bombing probe: Genie can’t be put back in bottle on crowdsourcing investigations, say experts
April 19, 2013

CBC News
Amateur online sleuthing: Does it do more harm than good?
April 19, 2013

Toronto Star
‘Boston Marathon bombing: Reddit, 4chan, New York Post all stumble in hunt for suspects
April 18, 2013

‘Robo-reporter’ raises questions about future of journalists
March 26, 2013

The Globe and Mail
How many groups does it take to craft a tweet in this government body? Eight
February 6, 2013

Journalism in the Americas blog, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
After journalist bars others from re-publishing her tweets, questions about privacy and social media
February 6, 2013

Rise of the silver surfers: More seniors online but barriers to culture persist
February 3, 2013

New York Post
Graphic, novel: ‘Following’ violence no problem for viewers
January 23, 2013

The Toronto Star
Digital evangelists versus the predigital thinkers
January 19, 2013

The Globe and Mail
Great Ceasar’s ghost! Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet
October 22, 2012

Twitter’s relationship with the media: It’s complicated
August 28, 2012

Sing Tao Daily (Chinese language)
British Columbia: Two major newspapers charge online subscribers
August 22, 2012

You’ll have to pay to read local papers online
August 21, 2012

Etecetera magazine (Mexico)
Critican a NBC por transmitir JO diferidos
July 31, 2012

The Globe and Mail
TED looks for ‘the young, the wise’ in Vancouver
June 1, 2012

Twitter and Reddit as crowdsourced fact-checking engines
May 16, 2012

Social journalism research helps explain how information is verified on Twitter
May 16, 2012

Toronto Star
Would you trade money for Twitter followers? Fake followings raise ethical question
May 3, 2012

International Business Times
Internet Rumors, Gossip And Misinformation: People Only Want To Read What They Already Believe
April 28, 2012

Vancouver Sun
Toews’ troubles: Do Canadians have any business in the personal lives of politicians?
February 22, 2012

Vancouver Sun
Keeping the ‘news’ in the paper
February 11, 2012

All-day B.C. news channel in the works
January 12, 2012

Participatory journalism: An interview with Alfred Hermida
November 10, 2011

Vancouver Sun
Transmitting terror and tragedy
September 10, 2011

Global News
The role of digital and social media in the London riots
August 9, 2011

Global News Edmonton
Social media helps Slave Lake residents
May 17, 2011

Pique Magazine
Twestival to raise money for Zero Ceiling
March 23, 2011

UBC Arts Wire
Libya, Gaddafi and Social Media
February 23, 2011

Global News
Social media in Egypt
January 31, 2011

Convergence Magazine
Redefining A Legend
January 17, 2011

The future of social media in journalism
September 13, 2010

Nieman Journalism Lab
From Bryan Adams to Neil Young: Canadian Music Wiki
July 1, 2010

Canwest News Service
Twitter taboo
June 24, 2010

Toronto Star
Another hit for Paul Godfrey
May 10, 2010

Montreal Gazette
Internet use overtakes TV in Canada
March 23, 2010

Internet deserves peace prize nod, professor says
March 17, 2010

Epoch Times
True Patriot Love or Just Sports
February 24, 2010

The Globe and Mail
Canada-U.S. hockey most watched sports program in Canadian history
February 23, 2010

Harvard Business Review
Vancouver’s Twitter Lesson
February 18, 2010

Vancouver Sun
Death porn or just sharing the latest news?
February 13, 2010

Canwest News Service
Bloggers and tweeters take the 2010 Games global
February 12, 2010

The Montreal Gazette
Who will publish the new news?
February 6, 2010

Vancouver Sun
Apple’s new iPad seen as a game-changing ‘breakthrough’
January 28, 2010

Winnipeg Free Press
Apple’s new tablet computer: ‘Revolutionary’
January 28, 2010

Canwest News Service
iPad: Can it live up to the hype?
January 27, 2010

Canwest News Service
‘Twit-storm of misinformation’ surrounds Haiti online
January 21, 2010‎

Citizen journalists given home base for 2010 Games
January 15, 2010‎

The Tyee
Prorogation provokes online uprising
January 11, 2010

The WestEnder
W2 seeks to democratize Olympic coverage
January 21, 2010

10 News Media Content Trends to Watch in 2010
December 24, 2009

8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow’s Journalist
December 9, 2009

Canadian Press
Citizen journalism gaining steam, filling in blanks left by mainstream media
December 9, 2009

The Globe and Mail
Woods video a hit with viewers, a fail with experts
December 8, 2009

Calgary Herald
Sex grows up in gaming world
November 11, 2009

Vancouver Sun
Setting limits in a 24/7 wired world
September 30, 2009

Le Monde
Will journalists become brands in the future?
September 27, 2009

The Guardian
Future of Journalism Conference: Twitter, the new shovelware
September 10, 2009

Twitter can help journalism (in Spanish)
September 9, 2009

The National Post
Twitter updates breathless world
August 6, 2009

Canwest News Service/Montreal Gazette
‘Neda’ death video puts pressure on Iran
June 22, 2009

Nanaimo Daily News
‘Citizen journalists’ bring news home
June 22, 2009

Philadelphia Inquirer
Ibanez, Donaghy cases refuel the debate about blogging
June 14, 2009

Langara Journalism Review
Working hard but hardly working (PDF)
May 2009

Lam showed ‘lack of judgment’ over racy pics online
April 20, 2009

The Globe and Mail
Elections and new media
April 9, 2009

The Globe and Mail
Teaching media during a perfect storm of change
April 3, 2009

The Georgia Straight
UBC profs denounce U.S. judge’s decision to shut down Wikileaks
February 27, 2008

The National Post
How to fix the CBC: Why the Ceeb needs to take heed
January 16, 2009

The Georgia Straight
In Second Life, it’s a wonderful, virtual world
December 11, 2008

National Post
BBC’s brand decides to ‘stop doing the show’
October 30, 2008

The National Post
The latest in the BBC-Russell Brand feud
October 29, 2008

Georgia Straight
Audiences increasingly choose their TV on-line
September 18, 2008

Financial Post
Medium of the new journalist
June 4, 2008

Journalism Ethics at the University of British Columbia
Internet privacy or public spectacle? An ethical dilemma for journalists
May 12, 2008

Ryerson Review of Journalism
Everyone’s a reporter
April 7, 2008

Vancouver Sun
‘Citizen journalism’ breaking out all over
March 22, 2008

Georgia Straight
UBC profs denounce U.S. judge’s decision to shut down Wikileaks
February 27 2008

Crowdsourcing for scientists?
February 20 2008

Knight Science Journalism Tracker
Knight Science Journalism Symposium: Golden age, layoffs, no apostrophes for new media, new blood, and frantic blogging
February 20 2008

The Toronto Star
The citizen videographer’s quandary
December 2 2007

The Globe and Mail
Violent death scenes get endless online encore
November 16 2007

Montreal Gazette
It’s not clear yet what works and what doesn’t work
October 22 2007

The Province
Cops using Facebook-like sites in their criminal investigations
September 14 2007

Vancouver Sun
News site secures landmark capital funding
July 30 2007

Globe and Mail
Facebook’s white knight tackles cyberbullies
July 24 2007

Canadian Press
CBC ‘wish list’ experiment with Facebook dogged by controversy
June 27 2007

The Province
Abbotsford teen expelled for online threat to kick teacher
June 24 2007

Business in Vancouver
Vancouver companies join forces to deliver business blogs to digital mobile market

June 19 2007

Hacker-reporter debate consumes journalists
June 8 2007

BBC News website
Coping with death in the internet
May 30 2007

Vancouver Sun
Grief, anger over boy’s death pour out on Web
May 22 2007

CTV.ca news
Cellphone videos spotlight age of accountability
May 19 2007

Mail & Guardian Online
Old media have a chance to prepare, but will they?
April 11 2007

Ryerson Review of Journalism
Parting shots
Spring 2007

UBC Trek magazine
Information sage (PDF)
Spring 2007

National Post
Next Tube stop: Politics
January 15 2007

Canadian Press
Citizen journalists’ tell news stories their way, provide alternative to mainstream media
December 7 2006

The Tyee
Wikipedia’s watchdog
November 22 2006

UBC Reports
Podcast or perish
November 2 2006

PBS Mediashift columns (2008-2011):

Canadians prefer to get news from friends (not editors) on social media
May 2, 2011

UBC students, Globe and Mail, Investigate Hidden Cost of Shrimp
December 6, 2010

How to Teach Social Media in Journalism Schools
August 30, 2010

Rethinking the Role of the Journalist in the Participatory Age
July 9, 2010

Canwest Buyers, OpenFile Bet on Value of Local News in Canada
May 13, 2010
– Reprinted TheTyee.ca, May 19, 2010

Flexibility, Freelance Key for Journalism Grads in Tough Job Market
January 20, 2010

Mainstream Media Misses the Point of Participatory Journalism
September 15, 2009

Journalism Students Need to Develop Their Personal Brand
August 19, 2009

Revamped Journalist’s Role More About Mindset Than Multimedia Tricks
July 23, 2009

Advice from the Pros to Journalism Graduates
May 1, 2009

Turning a College Lecture into a Conversation with CoverItLive
April 13, 2009

Budding Journalists Use Twitter, Blogs to Open Doors
February 10, 2009

UBC Begins Study Program of New Media and Society
January 22, 2009

The Place of Blogs in Journalism Education
December 22, 2008

J-Students Take Multiplatform Approach to City Politics
December 1, 2008

Learning How to Make Multimedia Story Decisions
October 27, 2008

J-Schools Use Geo-tagging, Wikis, iPhones to Teach
October 14, 2008

Journalism Grads Need Basic Skills Plus Openness, Flexibility
September 15, 2008

Journalism School Students Get Fewer Textbooks, Collaborate More
September 3, 2008

Teaching the Technical Without Losing Sight of Journalism
August 15, 2008

University of British Columbia Takes Integrated Approach to Teaching Journalism
August 4, 2008

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