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Our Work Is Everywhere

Portland, Oregon artist Syan Rose’s book ‘Our Work is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer & Trans Resistance,’ is breath-taking and profound. I went through it slowly over the course of three days, letting these voices and insights try … Continue reading

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Being on paper

One of my favourite publishing ventures is the “Certain Days: The Freedom for Political Prisoners” calendars, “a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, with two political prisoners being held in maximum-security … Continue reading

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Flagging the #tags

It’s not just the photos available for viewing and sale by the Magnum Agency but how they are tagged: Magnum Photos, one of the world’s most celebrated photographic agencies, is to re-examine the content of its archive of more than … Continue reading

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More on Open Learning

These short and very well-written videos given by Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University‘s Associate Vice Provost of Open Education, and produced by Cobb House Studio vividly describe new ways to create a class. What are Open Educational Resources? What are Open Textbooks? … Continue reading

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Open Learning

Some of my colleagues in the Applied Communications department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University have published an “open textbook” for people in our profession. Student Engagement Activities for Business Communications is a compilation resource for instructors of workplace writing and oral … Continue reading

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Free at Last

United States copyright law was changed repeatedly in the last century to grant copyright extensions to entire classes of works of literature and entertainment. This meant that such work could not be referenced at length in works of scholarship without … Continue reading

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News Literacy 2018

Jay Rosen’s NYU School of Journalism’s News Literacy Project is an amazing service to all of us. The links and their analyses give us environmental scans and some helpful dives. As advertising revenue continues to decline, newsrooms are aggressively developing different … Continue reading

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The New York Times – subscription cancelled

Very few times in my life have I not believed my eyes. And the news on these occasions was never good. This morning I had such an experience, reading a column in the New York Times by Bret Stephens, who … Continue reading

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Don’t think with your fingers

Biographer Robert Caro’s books are marathon-long, though very much worth the time it takes to read them. His laceration of Robert Moses, “The Power Broker,” is almost 1300 pages. In a wonderful interview published in The New York Review of … Continue reading

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