We Mourn The Loss of One Of AAMA’s Founding Members

When I received news of the passing of Wayne Blair on July 25, 2012 I immediately thought of the first time I met Wayne. I was attending a media education conference in Toronto Ontario in 1995. Wayne was waiting in the front row for the morning’s keynote speaker. I was a newbie to the whole “media . . . → Read More: We Mourn The Loss of One Of AAMA’s Founding Members

Canada’s First Online Media Literacy Course

Athabasca University, a world leader in distance learning, is announcing the long-awaited availability of a media education course designed specifically for teachers of grades 7 to 12 along with students of media and communication programs.

Titled Understanding Media Literacy: Inside Plato’s Cave, the course will initially be provided as a summer course running between July 5 and . . . → Read More: Canada’s First Online Media Literacy Course

Web 3.0 at AAMA 2010 AGM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Philip McRae

On May 11, 2010, members of AAMA were provided with the opportunity to learn about the possible new ways the Internet will affect our lives during Dr. Philip McRae’s keynote presentation Web 3.0: Are You Ready To Dive In?

Holding a cell phone, Dr. McRae speaks about how the Internet is . . . → Read More: Web 3.0 at AAMA 2010 AGM

Why Do News Stories Get Buried Or Disseminated Widely?

When I received an email about the building of the Russian Teardrop Memorial in New York, I was a bit skeptical since I had heard nothing about such an important event. I immediately went to Snopes to check whether it was correct and found out that it was.

Today I Googled “Teardrop Memorial” and found many other . . . → Read More: Why Do News Stories Get Buried Or Disseminated Widely?

Picks From the 2009 Toronto International Film Fest

Choosing from over 300 films at the Toronto International Film Festival can be daunting and fun. Here are a few of this reviewer’s choices which are released for the fall -

CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY. Michael Moore takes another blow against U.S. corporations but in his usual inimitable humorous fashion, documentary style. Looking for explanations, he finds . . . → Read More: Picks From the 2009 Toronto International Film Fest