In The Media

  • Interviewed for CTV Atlantic evening TV news on the topic of the Globe and Mail announcing it would stop printing in the Maritimes Aug. 23, 2017
  • Was radio guest on CBC Information Morning (Halifax) on the topic of the Globe and Mail announcing it would stop printing in the Maritimes Aug. 22, 2017
  • Participated in University of Alberta podcast panel: ‘Alternative facts’? We don’t buy it. Neither should you Jan. 27, 2017
  • Quoted in Global News story Psychologists develop fake news ‘vaccine’ to stop spread of misinformation Jan. 24, 2017
  • Quoted in Canadian Media Guild story Pain and possibilities abound for journalists in the digital age January 13, 2017
  • Quoted in cbc.ca story Limiting access for news photographers a ‘worrisome’ trend August 23, 2016
  • Interviewed by Information Morning, CBC Saint John, on cbc.ca dropping anonymous comments June 13, 2016
  • Interviewed for Our Times story on 100 days of the Chronicle Herald strike: Crossing a digital picket line May 20, 2016
  • Quoted in Globe and Mail story: Striking Halifax Chronicle journalists amp up parallel publication efforts May 19, 2016
  • Interviewed for CTV News Atlantic story on 100 days of the Chronicle Herald strike May 9, 2016
  • Interviewed for CBC.ca story: CBC ban on anonymous comments will be complicated, expensive, expert saysMarch 16, 2016
  • Quoted in CBC New Brunswick story: Prominent francophones call for change to CBC comments policyMarch 10, 2016
  • Appeared on CTV Atlantic for a story on verification of social media posts following reports of Peggys Cove plane crash March 2, 2016
  • Interviewed by CTV Atlantic for a story on errors in Chronicle Herald stories during the editorial workers strike Jan. 29, 2016
  • Interviewed for the radio program Mainstreet Cape Breton on the CBC suspending online comments on stories about indigenous people Dec. 1, 2015
  • Quoted in AllNovaScotia story Meet Craig Silverman: Mr Buzzfeed in Canada May 12, 2015
  • Interviewed for CBC.ca story Google’s $160M bid to woo European mediaMay 1, 2015
  • Quoted in Ryersonian story Social media fair game in police investigationsFeb. 11, 2015
  • Participated in DigitalJournal.com Google Hangout on the topic of citizen media with Gigaom’s Mathew Ingram and journalist Ira Basen June 27, 2014
  • Interviewed live on CBC Radio’s Mainstreet Nova Scotia  on New Brunswick papers retaining their hard paywall during the mass shooting in Moncton June 9, 2014
  • Interviewed live on CBC Radio’s Information Morning Saint John on New Brunswick papers retaining their hard paywall during the mass shooting in Moncton June 9, 2014
  • Commented for a J-Source story Should journalists use anonymous secret-sharing apps? May 30, 2014
  • Quoted in J-Source story Should media outlets tell readers the news was created by robots? May 12, 2014
  • Commented for Ryerson Review of Journalism story Are letters to the editor still worth reading? Feb. 19, 2014
  • Interviewed for GlobalTV Halifax story on the spread of fake news Jan. 24, 2014
  • Commented for CBC Nova Scotia story on the Chronicle Herald’s announcement that it will start charging for online content. Extended interview aired on CBC Radio Mainstreet in Halifax July 22, 2013
  • Interviewed for CTV News at Five story The Power, Pitfalls and Potential of Twitter about the recent hacking of AP’s Twitter account April 24, 2013
  • Quoted in Canadian Business story Behind the paywall on AllNovaScotia’s unlikely success Feb. 26, 2013
  • Commented for AllNovaScotia story “Gay tabloid ditches print edition” on Wayves magazine focusing its efforts online October 26, 2012
  • Interviewed for CBC Radio piece, syndicated nationally, on the Globe and Mail’s new online paywall October 18, 2012
  • Commented for CBC Nova Scotia story Chronicle Herald considering online paywall October 16, 2012
  • Commented for Chronicle Herald story OpenFile news site ‘on hiatus’  September 30, 2012
  • Quoted in AllNovaScotia story “Halifax newspaper staffers on alert” on the demise of the alt-weekly Montreal Mirror June 26, 2012
  • Interviewed for AllNovaScotia story on subscription gains at Irving papers in New Brunswick following the implementation of their paywall May 11, 2012
  • Interviewed for CTV Atlantic video report on the strike vote among Halifax Chronicle Herald journalists Feb. 5, 2012
  • Commented about the Halifax blogging scene for Halifax Magazine story Getting Noticed Jan. 20, 2012
  • Was mentioned in Hear No Error, See No Error, Post No Error, a Ryerson Review of Journalism article on the CAJ’s work creating guidelines for online corrections Dec. 20, 2011
  • Quoted in Ryerson Review of Journalism story #twitterfight on journalists expressing opinions on Twitter  Dec. 13, 2011
  • Interviewed for CBC-TV Nova Scotia news story on Elections Canada ban concerning the sharing of live election results via social media May 2, 2011
  • Interviewed for Hill Times article on the future of newspapers: “Newspapers in midst of critical experimentation, innovation as digital news changes landscape.” Jan. 17, 2011
  • Was a guest on CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon for a phone-in discussion concerning media coverage of the Russell Williams case Oct. 22, 2010
  • Interviewed for CBC Radio Calgary’s morning show The Eyeopener regarding Canwest’s move to tighten controls on its online commenting system. May 21, 2010
  • Interviewed for nationally syndicated CBC Radio item on anonymous comments online. April 26, 2010
  • Commented in the Globe and Mail story Google and weekly paper ordered to identify online posters on the implications of Halifax weekly The Coast surrending IP addresses of commenters following a court order. April 14, 2010
  • Was a guest on CBC Radio’s Mainstreet Nova Scotia talking about online comment policies following Halifax weekly The Coast’s decision to surrender the IP addresses of commenters. April 14, 2010
  • Interviewed by AllNovaScotia about the legal risks associated with anonymous web postings. The Halifax Regional Municipality asked a court to force Halifax weekly The Coast to give up IP addresses that could help identify the commenters. April 14, 2010
  • Interviewed by CBC Radio Corner Brook, N.L., on the future of publication bans. March 31, 2010
  • Interviewed for a CBC New Brunswick story — Social media undermines publication ban — following the abduction of a Moncton woman. March 26, 2010
  • Commented on the impact of Examiner.com’s launch in Canada for the Globe and Mail story: All the news you can produce: ‘Citizen journalism’ goes (semi) pro Nov. 7, 2009
  • Guest on CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon phone-in: “Should anonymous comments on news websites be banned?” March 19, 2009
  • CBC Nova Scotia News at Six: Commented on the online reaction to a woman kicked off a bus for wearing a headscarf March 17, 2009
  • Business Voice: Commented for Evolve or Die: Halifax media faces it own ecological imperativeJune 2008
  • Commented for the Truro Daily News story Green candidate posts acceptance speech online April 4, 2007
  • Commented for a live interview on CBC-Radio Corner Brook, N.L., on the coverage of the Robert Pickton murder trial by Vancouver-based citizen journalism site orato.com Jan. 11, 2007
  • Appeared on CBC-TV’s Canada Now and The National, commenting on the prospects for citizen journalism following the broadcast of cellphone video of Nova Scotia cabinet minister Ernie Fage leaving the scene of a car accident Jan. 6, 2007
  • Blogger’s obstruction trial to test definition of journalist“: CBC-Radio New Brunswick report on the acquittal of Fredericton blogger Charles LeBlanc on charges of obstructing justice. Nov. 24, 2006
  • Commented on issues of citizen journalism for a New Brunswick CBC-TV report on the arrest of Fredericton blogger Charles LeBlanc. Oct. 19, 2006
  • Commented for N.B. Telegraph-Journal story on Canwest ending home delivery of the National Post in Atlantic Canada. March 7, 2006