Phillip Smith

Say hello to @asamur, the newest addition to the @KnightMozilla learning lab team

A really quick note today from the #civicmedia conference to announce the latest addition to the Knight-Mozilla learning lab team: Alexandra Samur.

Alexandra Samur is a Vancouver-based writer, editor and journalism instructor. She is the managing editor of the Canadian independent news site, and teaches online journalism at Vancouver’s Langara College and citizen journalism at SFU-Woodwards. Her career in independent media includes stints at Ricepaper and Adbusters magazines, and service as a media trainer at alternative media hubs in Cambodia and Palestine. Her work has appeared on The Tyee,, in New York Magazine and on CBC Radio One. Alex holds an MA in Communication from York University. Follow her on Twitter: @asamur

Alex will be working with closely with me and our incredible curriculum advisers over the coming weeks to plan, produce, and deliver the upcoming learning lab.

Already, just two days into the position, she’s made some incredible suggestions that are going to make the lab a 100% better experience for the wide range of participants that we’re expecting.

Thanks Alex! And welcome to the team. :)


Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.