After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It – NYT

“…Lester Holt opened the “NBC Nightly News” on Thursday with a parental warning: “This may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers.”

His counterpart at “ABC World News Tonight,” David Muir, described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.”

And Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, stammered as he delivered a report from Washington. “I noticed, Wolf, you hesitated to use that word,” he told the network’s anchor, Wolf Blitzer. “I hesitate to use it myself.”

Media outlets on Thursday took the unusual step of allowing the word “shithole” to be used in print and on air, after a report that Mr. Trump had used the term to describe African nations and Haiti during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration.

The unexpurgated expletive appeared, in capital letters, on the graphics known as chyrons that dominate the lower portion of the screen on CNN and MSNBC. (Fox News spelled the word with asterisks.) It showed up on smartphone push alerts sent by The Washington Post, which broke the story, and The Associated Press…..”

Full story:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/business/media/trump-vulgarity.html

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For writers: How “The Christmas Song” can improve your #writing and ‘get inside’ your reader

“…What’s your favourite Christmas lyric – or song?
I get tired of Christmas songs this time of year – yet I never tire of The Christmas Song.

You know… ” Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”

As a writer and writing teacher and adviser to the writing retreat, Sirenia, I often use “The Christmas Song” as a good example of using ‘desciptive sense triggers’ to ‘get inside’ readers’.

Christmas sentiments have been said many times – many ways – but this song really “gets inside me” and is so real because of the power of the sensory language – appealing to many senses.

I live in Australia where it’s summer at Christmas time – yet I fondly remember my North American December-January Winter “Christmas” experiences.
This song brings back those memories because the lyrics trigger sense memories – sight and smells and sounds and the feeling of cold.
Just look at how many sensory triggers are packed into the first verse…”

via For writers: How “The Christmas Song” can improve your #writing and ‘get inside’ your reader

L’industrie du podcast au Canada et Québec & @PopUpArchive audio/podcast search engine + @Apple = downloads

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Excerpts “… Here’s something you need to know: I’ve learned that Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, the Oakland-based online platform focused on building tools to transcribe, organize, and search audio files. Among its suite of tools was the podcast search engine Audiosear.ch, which wound down operations on November 28, presumably in the wake of closing the acquisition.
Pop Up Archive https://popuparchive.com/ @PopUpArchive http://twitter.com/PopUpArchive was founded in 2012, and has since grown off an extended series of seed investments and grants from sources like Bloomberg Beta, 500 Startups, and the Knight Foundation, among others. The company also has a close relationship with PRX; in 2012, the two organizations partnered up to build Pop Up’s original web-based archive system.
A quick disclaimer: I’ve collaborated with Pop Up Archive on live events in the past, and have worked extensively with its CEO, Anne Wootton. But I don’t have any additional insight into the move. (Not at this point in time, anyway.) The only official statement I could get from Cupertino said: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
That said, I’m pretty sure you can put two and two together with what’s on paper: Apple, long the dominant hands-off steward of the podcast universe, has acquired a technology dedicated to increasing the knowability and sortability of the hundreds of thousands of shows distributed through its Apple Podcast platform. This, as you can imagine, has widespread implications for the ecosystem. Apple is believed to still drive somewhere between 50 to 70 percent of all available podcasts downloads, depending on who’s measuring — it’s near impossible to quantify this with any precision — and it’s further worth noting that this news comes months after Apple’s original announcement of in-episode analytics, which was scheduled to roll out around this end point of the year following the introduction of iOS 11 in September. (Indeed, it’s entirely possible that this has already been happening, perhaps in batches.) …”
http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/12/apple-has-acquired-pop-up-archive-an-interesting-startup-that-makes-podcasts-more-searchable/
Pop Up Archive https://popuparchive.com/ + podcast search engine http://audiosear.ch/

Et l’industrie du podcast au Canada et Québec.

“.. Notes from North of the Border, Part 3. I’m going to wrap this series up with three quick snapshots of the CBC, Radio-Canada, and a freelance producer working in Toronto.
(1) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC, of course, plays a considerable role in the country’s budding podcast industry. It functions as the primary provider of jobs, and its various advantages in the space come from the long-established scale, reach, and branding via decades of its legacy in broadcasting. Last month, the CBC welcomed the third season of its true crime podcast, Someone Knows Something, which would go on to drive 2.3 million downloads in the first week. (It should be noted, however, that all six episodes were dropped at once on November 6, a move that’s being deployed more commonly nowadays).

I sent over a few questions to get a better sense of how the CBC is thinking about podcasts, and Susan Marjetti, the organization’s executive director of radio and audio, sent back some responses.

What is the CBC’s perspective on podcasts? Does it see the medium as part of the digital mix, or is it something that may replace broadcast operations one day?

[…]

What’s the general opinion at the CBC about opportunities in the media for young Canadians? One of the bigger trends I’ve noticed is talented young Canadians crossing the border a whole lot, and I’m wondering if the CBC is aggressively thinking about that dynamic and how it’s handling that outflow of talent.

[…]

Hmm.

[…]

Hmm.

(2) Meanwhile, in Quebec. There is also, to be sure, activity in the Francophone region of Quebec. Tally Abecassis, the Montreal-based creator of First Day Back http://firstdaybackpodcast.com/ (now at Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/first-day-back-podcast/first-day-back ), was recently on a panel about “the invisible Quebec podcast,” and she was kind enough to share her notes from the festivities. She writes:

“The franco Quebec scenes feels like where the US scene was 3+ years ago. There is a lot of buzz about podcasts, but there aren’t many yet that are made as podcast-only (as opposed to Radio-Canada shows that they throw online). https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/les-mysterieux-etonnants-530873 Some of note: Les Mysterieux Etonnants http://www.mysterieuxetonnants.com/  https://www.facebook.com/mysterieuxetonnants/ https://vimeo.com/mysterieuxe (about comics), T’es ou Youssef? (a serialized show that looked into one young man’s radicalization). http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_samedis_du_monde/2010-2011/chronique.asp?idChronique=428807 http://zonevideo.telequebec.tv/a-z/587/t-es-ou-youssef There are no companies yet selling or brokering ads.”
“The one podcast in French that actually sell ads is one published out of business mag Les Affaires. It’s geared at entrepreneurs and called Les Dérangeants. The host Matthieu Charest was at this panel and he said it wasn’t hard to find sponsors who wanted to reach their listeners (like Desjardins Credit Union, for example). He said they are at 30,000 downloads.” Abecassis would later follow up on those numbers: “Les Dérangeants aimed for 30K downloads, but are at 40K over 13 eps.”
http://www.lesaffaires.com/dossier/les-derangeants/les-derangeants-un-tout-premier-podcast-sur-lesaffairescom/594474
“Otherwise Radio-Canada just released Disparue(s), a cold case mystery along the lines of what the English side did with Someone Knows Something. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/sks It has been a breakout hit and no doubt has done a lot to bring some of the radio audience over to podcasts.”
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/gravel-le-matin/segments/entrevue/36979/disparues-marie-paule-rochette-balado-disparue-stephane-berthomet

Radio-Canada http://servicesfrancais.radio-canada.ca/ , by the way, is the franco-wing of the country’s public broadcasting operations. I was able to get in touch with Xavier K. Richard, the digital innovation coordinator at the organization, who explained the structure to me: “As the Canadian Government is bilingual, there are a specific budget for English services and one for French services, and with such budget distinct strategies. CBC Montreal, for example, is part of the English Services budgets. Both CBC and Radio-Canada share local stations around the country, but French employees are quite centralized in Montreal (where is the RC HQ), in Ontario and in local stations of the Province of Quebec, as goes the demography for French Canadians.”

(3) Miscellaneous. As with all scenes, the ecosystem is made up of institutions and disparate independent projects. Over Twitter, Katie Jensen, a Toronto-based freelance producer, flagged two such productions she’s been working on: The Secret Life of Canada http://www.thesecretlifeofcanada.com/ and Safe Space. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/safe-space/id1194793637?mt=2  http://www.metronews.ca/features/safe-space.html She also highlighted a show by The Globe and Mail, Colour Code, by Hannah Sung and Denise Balkissoon. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/colour-code-podcast-race-in-canada/article31494658/ Thanks, Katie! …”

Excerpted from:
http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/12/apple-has-acquired-pop-up-archive-an-interesting-startup-that-makes-podcasts-more-searchable/  By Nicholas Quah is the founder and writer of Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts that appears on Nieman Lab. http://www.niemanlab.org/author/nquah/

 

 

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SUBARCTIC ARCHITECTURE a symposium on modern cold climate design

Thursday 10/26 NWT Association of Architects at Top Knight

SUBARCTIC ARCHITECTURE a symposium on modern cold climate design
https://youtu.be/qXoIjZ61J8g  TRT: 1hr 30min

Opening
Presentations by a selection of expert architects, engineers, builders and professionals. Explore how building design in our extreme northern climate has had to adapt, and how creative design solutions and methods help to craft meaningful and functional buildings. Find out what works and what doesn’t.

Presentations Playlist:

SUBARCTIC ARCHITECTURE- a symposium on modern cold climate design Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeNJFhWYT9_BdqzSesrhCk5blzCeUCHXj

THE SCALE OF OUTSIDE, INSIDE
Simon Taylor
Principal, Taylor Architecture Group
https://youtu.be/MjDBz9kbBkQ
https://www.tagyk.com/

FORM, COLOUR & COMPOSITION – AN ARCHITECTURAL LEXICON FOR THE ARCTIC
Wayne Guy – Principal, Guy Architects
https://youtu.be/QttJCTmCt5s
https://www.guyarchitects.com/

THE INUVIK TO TUK HIGHWAY
Warren Mcleod – https://youtu.be/OmTnn1F6ni4
Principal, Stantec
http://www.stantec.com/about-us/office-locations/canada-locations/northwest-territoriesoffices/yellowknife-northwest-territories-office.html

TIPI HOUSE DESIGN CONCEPTS AND DEFINITION OF SOME RELEVANT ARCHITECTURAL TERMS
Kayhan Nadji
Principal, Nadji Architects
https://youtu.be/hHpIj0LDtYM
http://www.nadji-architects.ca/

WHY ARE ARCTIC MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DIFFERENT?
Brian George
https://youtu.be/zzfMpu9TaYA
Mechanical Engineer, Williams Engineering
http://williamsengineering.com/

THE BASICS OF PRACTICAL NORTHERN BUILDING PRACTICES
Randy Jacobs
https://youtu.be/hlVW2KYIATU
Senior Technical Officer, Department of Infrastructure
https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/

ACHIEVING OFF-GRID LIVING IN SUBARCTIC CLIMATES
Wade Carpenter
https://youtu.be/maquOY6aTGo
Alternative Energy Specialist, Department of Infrastructure
https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/

CULTURAL PATHS: SUBARCTIC ABORIGINAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Chris Clarke
https://youtu.be/FC8C1L4bbJw
Facility Planner, Department of Health
http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/

BUILDING THE SNOW CASTLE
Avalanche Kid (Joel Maillet)
https://youtu.be/qWD6k076Ocw
Subarctic Architecture: Winter Festival
http://www.snowking.ca/

60 sec promo
https://youtu.be/PVKwBm0ElAk

 

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Preserving & restoring graveyards in Nassau, the Bahamas 🇧🇸

Introductions by Dr. Gail Saunders, (Now Retired) Director General of Heritage and Grace Turner
Lecture on the preservation, care and culling of information from graveyards and tombstones by Sharron Thompson March/20/1991 at the Bahamas Historical Society
Ann Hersh was also assisting Sharron Thompson
Then some volunteers are show documenting some of the Nassau graveyards.
And finally there is a short Over the Hill architectural tour on March/23/1991

Stills of the tombstones shown in this video are on Flickr at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/albums/72157663258841321

More information on graveyards in Nassau, the Bahamas…
A Window Onto a Long-Lost Age—But Some Things Never Change!
http://www.bahamapundit.com/2009/09/a-window-onto-a-longlost-agebut-some-things-never-change.html

Potters Cemetery, Infant View Road, Nassau, New Providence District Bahamas
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2426785

Cemeteries in Nassau
“… According to Dr. Turner, St. Agnes Church did not get its own cemetery until the late 1800s. For about 40 to 50 years the church used community cemeteries such as Bethlehem Cemetery and Potter’s Field Cemetery. When Bishop Christopher Lipscomb came to consecrate the cemeteries in 1824, Bethlehem Cemetery was specifically for blacks and people of black color. Potter’s Field, the cemetery on the western side of Nassau was for whites.
In 1833, Governor Cockburn authorized all clergy to no longer segregate people in death allowing anyone to be buried in Potter’s Field Cemetery….”
http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/Legacy_of_St_Agnes_Anglican_Church_Highlighted_at_170th_Anniversary_printer.shtml

Beijing Taxis

When I arrived at the Beijing 🇨🇳 P.R.C. airport customs… in May of 1995, the officer decided that since the computer screen for my computer was not attached to my computer I would have to pay U$ 300 .. so I had to get cash at the airport bank, bring it back, pay him and then enter officially…the person who was supposed to see me was not there… So my 5 items of luggage went looking to go to China Daily… I had a letter in English… with the address and logo of China Daily…
The airport was almost empty other than a few taxi drivers… one seemed to understand English… he looked at the paper and by conversation I believed he understood where to go…
My cart of stuff and I were escorted to his cab… a regular looking car… by himself and a buddy???
Suddenly the cab ride became a two car trip…
I refused.. and I loaded all the bags into one car… and away we went…
With the second car following…
We arrived at…..
A hotel with the same name as the China Daily publication I was to work for…
As printed in the letterhead of my letter…
21st Century ….
(China Daily’s English language paper for the education sector…)
There the doorman actually spoke enough English that he told me and the driver of the error.. checked the China Daily address …
and away the two cars, two drivers, all my bags and I…

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We arrive at the offices of China Daily late at night.. and there is no security guard… no doorman… but the front door is unlocked….
I walk in looking around…
pass the wooden staff mailboxes on the wall in the front lobby..

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Not a live human being to be seen but I and the two taxi drivers….
Then, along a long slopping ramp from the third floor…
A white haired American woman says…
“Hey are you the new guy we were expecting…??”
Yes!

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The foreign experts manger is quickly roused…
descends form his upper floor apartment …
in glasses, slippers, PJs and a rain coat…
and proceeds to pay both taxi drivers much to my vocal protest…

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And that’s when I am told by Ann Holiday that my taxi ride from the airport is officially the most expensive on record for the 20 or so foreign experts contract to China Daily at that time..

@ShahakShapira’s #HEYTWITTER

 

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The Design and Development of Digital Return Platforms for Northern Indigenous Heritage (PDF)

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Executive Summary

“… Digital return technologies offer Indigenous communities a means of repatriating objects and knowledge gathered from their ancestors as part of earlier colonial endeavors. Many third party institutions such as museums, universities, and government heritage agencies, retain possession of these collections because of the perceived impracticality of returning them to source communities.
The concept of digital repatriation or “digital return” has emerged as a means of rebuilding relationships between source communities and third party institutions through the transfer of knowledge and objects in digital form. In this way, digital return systems, such as online archives, electronic atlases and digital databases, are excellent examples of disruptive technologies.
The idea of disruptive technologies was first popularized by Clayton Christensen in his 1997 book “The Innovator’s Dilemma”. Disruptive technologies are technological innovations that upset networks supporting the existing state of affairs. Digital return acts as a disruptive technology because it disrupts established institutional models for archiving, accessing, and interpreting objects and cultural knowledge.
Paradoxically, digital return also disrupts traditional Indigenous networks that support how objects and cultural knowledge are accessed and circulated by making them freely available on the public Internet . Resolving this paradox requires that we identify and address existing knowledge gaps in both the sociocultural and technological sides of digital return.
A three-part scoping review of Indigenous digital return projects in regions of the North American and European Arctic was undertaken to: a) identify the extent and objectives of academic, government, and community-led digital return projects; b) characterize the digital return methodologies currently used in arctic communities; c) identify the issues and challenges facing digital return projects within the study area; and d) draw attention to heritage initiatives that are grass roots and community led.
The methods used in this study include: a) bibliometric analysis of electronic databases; b) online surveys of digital return projects; and c) a case study of community-led heritage organizations and their projects. …”
PDF http://www.idees-ideas.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/uploads/general/2016/2016-sshrc-ksg-dawson_0.pdf

Trudeau cooks s’mores

On the rabble.ca Facebook page/group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rabbleca/
Sherri Ingrey  https://www.facebook.com/sherri.ingrey
posted the following URL  to the rabble.ca page/group
and the image below is what was displayed in Facebook

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/justin-trudeau-nova-scotia-summer-visit-1.4215527
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However.. when visiting the URL I found a different story there…
“… Justin Trudeau cooks s’mores on Nova Scotia working vacation
Prime minister visited Shelburne, Port Joli and will attend Liberal party event in Halifax tonight By Jean Laroche, CBC News Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:36 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 4:25 PM AT…” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/justin-trudeau-nova-scotia-summer-visit-1.4215527

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So I commented …

Great photo capture…???? strange it’s not actually the one that appears in the CBC story at the time of this comment… on CBC it’s the one below…
and CBC headline reads “… Justin Trudeau cooks s’mores on Nova Scotia working vacation Prime minister visited Shelburne, Port Joli and will attend Liberal party event in Halifax tonight By Jean Laroche, CBC News Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:36 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 4:25 PM AT…”
This is not the first time Ive seen a misrepresentation of a URL’s content on Facebook… but usually it’s just commercial click bait…
In this case it seems that it’s posted here as an editorial/commentary/op-ed/opinion piece rather than an accurate representation of the URL…
Not a problem when such #Satire #Opinion #Editorial #Commentary is indicated … #GimmyAClueEh?

NOTE: this #social #political #creative #phenomenon is becoming a very interesting side side of Facebook

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George Lessard Of course…
I do enjoy recognizing and celebrating the expert practice of the new medium’s arts ….
Much thanks, Sherri Ingrey!

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