The piece in this edition of The Economist is almost an elegy for the blog. It notes that blogs have lost some of the subversiveness and have grown up in generally good ways. It suggests blogs are now the preserve of the mainstream.
I am the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Self-Counsel Press, an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of British Columbia, and the
Executive Director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen.
In 2008 I launched
to chronicle media change, then media ethics, standards and freedom.
I was recently the mayoralty candidate in Vancouver for the Non-Partisan Association.
I am the former CBC Ombudsman of English Services and have held the senior editorial roles at CTV News, The Hamilton Spectator and Southam News. I was the founding Executive Editor of National Post, Managing Editor of The Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Bureau Chief and General News Editor at The Canadian Press, and host on CBC Newsworld, among other media roles.
My social networking includes activity on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. I also write for a for-fun-only music site, rockzombies.us
The Canadian analytics firm Sysomos has published new data on nearly 100 million posts it reviewed and it shows