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This Just In - Britain’s Original Split from Europe

Talk about find a news peg - for an event that is half a million years old - the original Brexit. The Conversation U.K. just published an article about the literal and original split of the “sceptred...

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Who or Whom? Who cares?

I get letters decrying the abuse of the English language - both through pronunciation and grammatical error. Language does evolve, and for better or worse it is looser and less structured than it used...

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Books make a comeback!

What kind of reader are you? E-book or the paper kind. I love to read books. I love to look at books on my book shelf, and to take them down and share them with others. lend them to other people. I really...

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International Support for Gender Equality

Here are some interesting facts about the support for gender equality around the world. The Pew Research Center surveyed people in 38 countries. The Research Center reported that “gender equality is at...

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It’s Just Not Fair

Birds do it, and brown capuchin monkeys apparently do it too. It would appear, according to this article in The Conversation, animals have a sense of fair play. They know when they are getting the short...

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The Age of Algorithms

The Pew Research Centre has just published a terrific study called “Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age” by Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson. Besides being a great pun, it is a really informative...

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We are all gatekeepers

There’s been plenty written about how misinformation spreads through social media. In the old days, however imperfect, journalists were the “gatekeepers” - now it’s up to each one of us. Aly Colón is...

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The Shattered Mirror - The Future of News in Canada

Last week the Public Policy Forum released its report The Shattered Mirror - News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age. The report was commissioned by the Federal Government. The report identifies...

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