Phillip Smith

Consulting, convening, coding, covering new ground, plus occasional commentary.

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( ...all the way back to 2004)

Jul 02, 2019
Hidden in plain sight: 20+ examples of the future of news and information

The surprising thing about these examples is that they might not look like what you'd expect.

May 02, 2019
What 1000 true fans means for today’s journalism startups

The journey to 1000 true fans is an opportunity to refine your value proposition

Apr 02, 2019
The mysterious “manscaping” trimmer in my feed and what it means for tomorrow's journalism organizations

What if news startups focused on this approach to delivering niche, highly-targeted, low-overhead, just-in-time journalism?

Feb 19, 2019
Push journalism vs. pull journalism

Let's experiment with making news products so relevant that people pull them into their lives

Feb 07, 2019
10 skills that journalists and entrepreneurs have in common

The case for journalists to consider starting something new instead of leaving the profession

Jan 31, 2019
The food truck, not the tacos, sister: Why a lack of technology is not the biggest crisis that journalism is facing right now

Technology is not a replacement for a viable business model, or journalists who are as passionate about owning their financial future as they are about reporting.

Jan 17, 2019
Hey friend, have you heard of the journalism innovation pipeline problem? Here's how we're missing the opportunity to support early-stage founders.

Oct 30, 2018
Civil's token sale totally failed. Yet their real success has been completely overlooked.

Sep 14, 2018
Announcing the first cohort of the Journalism Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Taylor Kate Brown, Melanie Eversley, Jacqueline Ronson, and the team of Christina Boomer Vazquez & Ann Keil Dux will be the first participants in a new experimental journalism entrepreneurship program starting in October

Aug 09, 2018
Judgement day for journalism: Will digital news startups be ready to face the challenge?

There are signals that this new media ecosystem will rise to meet the needs of our democracy

Jul 19, 2018
Why journalism entrepreneurship is needed

One of the fundamental information production and distribution systems on the planet is wildly broken. I believe we can fix it.

Jun 04, 2018
Announcing a new journalism entrepreneurship boot camp: Let's reboot the media together

Go from idea to customers in just 10 weeks

May 15, 2018
A journalism innovation and entrepreneurship reading list

How journalism will be impacted by entrepreneurship and business-model innovation in the coming years

Apr 26, 2018
Input requested: A 7-step framework for modern-day reporting organizations

Oct 16, 2017
Do you know a reporter who has thought about starting a media business? Please share.

I'm looking for input on these four areas of investigation

Jul 20, 2017
Dear Internet, can we talk? We have an information pollution problem of epic proportions.

The proliferation of digital disinformation is "the most pressing threat to global democracy," according to experts at a recent industry event at Stanford

Jun 13, 2017
Here’s an opportunity to make progress on misinformation: track the indicators.

Mozilla’s Internet Health indicators give us a scorecard to use in the fight against misinformation

May 12, 2017
Double rainbows: business models for accountability journalism, plus misinformation & trust in news

One week, two fellowships: the adventure continues at Mozilla and JSK Stanford.

Mar 10, 2017
Facebook’s Uphill Battle To Win Back Publishers — The Information

Jan 16, 2017
Raise a glass with the Uncharted Journalism Fund on Jan 17

Help us celebrate a community that’s passionate about the future of storytelling.

Jan 09, 2017
Two steps forward, one step back

How can we stay the course in times of great fear?

Jan 03, 2017
Look into the fuss about fake news and you’ll see a view into journalism’s future

How individual journalists can "go direct" and rebuild trust one story at a time.

Dec 12, 2016
Making accountability journalism financially viable

The next challenge I'll turn my attention to in 2017

Oct 18, 2016
Fire starting a media innovation movement in Canada

Hacks/Hackers Connect landed in Toronto last month, here's what happened...

Aug 07, 2016
The answer you’ve been looking for: How to find-and keep-love

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find-and Keep-Love

Jul 12, 2016
Coming to a Canada near you: BBC, NYTimes & more...

Why do foreign news outlets see opportunity in a land where Canadian publishers seem on the brink of imminent collapse?

May 06, 2016
What is Uncharted Journalism?

Here are 10 examples of bold experiments to discover new frontiers in reporting.

Apr 29, 2016
Announcing the Uncharted Journalism Fund

Collective citizen action to advance adventurous reporting

Apr 04, 2016
10+ books to free your mind

I asked my friends for recommendations, and this is what they said.

Mar 22, 2016
Installing Net::SSLeay on OS X El Capitan

The correct way to fix it...

Feb 24, 2016
Dear Media Entrepreneurs: It’s time to look north

Why the implosion of “big media” in Canada may be the opportunity we’ve all been waiting for

Feb 03, 2016
The Drunken Walk of a Thousand Media Entrepreneurs

How Hacks/Hackers Connect is using lessons from the Lean Startup movement to learn, improve, and scale

Jan 12, 2016
Accelerated Mobile Pages Hangouts: Starting this Friday

Google News Lab launches weekly "Office Hours" for AMP

Dec 22, 2015
Connect: bringing new business models for media to life

A “lean canvas”-inspired event for news-media entrepreneurs

Dec 14, 2015
The Google CMS

Reinventing the newsroom content-management system: What would Google do?

Dec 11, 2015
Bringing it together for tomorrow’s media entrepreneurs with Matter, JSK, Medill & more

Nov 06, 2015
Help us bake tasty GitHub cupcakes at MozFest

Let's put on our chefs' hat & make some prototypes this weekend!

Nov 06, 2015
Get down with GitHub

What we're doing at #MozFest

Oct 22, 2015
The “learn to code” problem: Can #Mozfest help?

Thinking about the upcoming Mozilla Festival, I'm left pondering some big challenges ahead...

Oct 08, 2015
Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much

Our ability to be fully present in the moment is our most rewarding capability

Sep 22, 2015
Connecting the dots of a global movement

The "Why" and the "What" of Hacks/Hackers Connect

Sep 14, 2015
Github Gitdown

Unlocking the potential of the world’s largest co-creation platform

Aug 31, 2015
Remember, remember, the 1st of September

Join the first ever Hacks/Hackers global "open call"

Jun 09, 2015
Blow it all up: How can we make events suck less?

Musings on creative destruction & event design

Jun 03, 2015
What is Hacks/Hackers?

A network, a meme, an open source project?

Apr 29, 2015
The Perfect Home

Apr 25, 2015
Yet another eclectic reading list

Ode to another year that has passed too quickly

Apr 20, 2015
Jim Jennings: Canadians should be “scared shitless”

Rare candidness was on display at last week's panel on media sustainability

Apr 17, 2015
The New Yorker profiles The Tyee

Apr 10, 2015
Pretty Good Privacy in 10 minutes or less

A step-by-step guide to getting started with Keybase

Mar 30, 2015
Uncovering a path toward sustainable journalism in Canada

Over time successful patterns are emerging

Mar 16, 2015
Digital security & encryption resources for journalists

Mar 10, 2015
Saying goodbye to “I’m sorry”

Why I'll never apologize again, and why you shouldn't either

Mar 02, 2015
Re-booting Hacks/Hackers Vancouver for 2015

Tech-interested journos & journalism-interested techies collide

Feb 23, 2015
Successful products solve real-world problems

Building an open-data app for soccer families at #VODday

Feb 20, 2015
Why We Share & Why It Matters

Does social media help us, or hinder us, from understanding the world?

Feb 16, 2015
Open data's uneven field

Can data help BC's soccer moms?

Feb 12, 2015
Canadian Open Data Experience

Government open data road show hits Vancouver

Dec 07, 2014
Putting #MediaInContext & Making Software

Musings on Al Jazeera's first media innovation hackathon

Nov 16, 2014
Every Candidate Unplugged

Unpacking our experimental municipal election candidate tracking platform

Nov 02, 2014
Beautiful Trouble Inc.

More Trouble, More Solutions, More Beautiful

Sep 22, 2014
Introducing Every Candidate

More than just the race for mayor.

Aug 05, 2014
Data is the secret sauce of static news apps

How to give your static app that powerful wasabi kick

Jul 29, 2014
Deploying your static news app like a Samurai

The Way of the Deployment Warrior

Jul 24, 2014
The Tao of static news app development

Eating your own sushi everyday

Jul 23, 2014
Bootstrapping the static news app

Exploring the patterns of the masters

Jul 22, 2014
Recipes for delicious tasting static news apps

Never bake again, go the raw route!

Jun 24, 2014
Weekend reading: Backbone.js

Two book reviews from the road

Jun 16, 2014
Data Boot Camp B.C.

Two-days, ten compelling, B.C.-focused data stories

May 23, 2014
10 learnings for those obsessed with user engagement

Our May 19th event in New York was just the beginning

May 12, 2014
Understanding Engagement

Do we measure what matters? Find out on May 19th in New York.

Apr 30, 2014
Diversity: we *all* need to step up our game

If women don't recommend women, who will?

Apr 23, 2014
Tips for living & working remotely

This could be a unique time in history for work nomads and digital drifters

Mar 19, 2014
The making of CADIVI Abierta

A look inside a data bootcamp & a PDF data-liberation workflow

Mar 07, 2014
E-mail is alive and well, reports of death exaggerated.

Contrary to what some would like you to believe, e-mail still delivers.

Feb 12, 2014
Turbulent times in Venezuela, but good for #DataJournalism

Mounting economic problems highlight the opportunity for innovative journalism to make an impact.

Jan 29, 2014
The emerging NoCMS movement

Exploring the resurgence of static site generators

Jan 23, 2014
Debunking the lone intern myth

Did an intern really create the New York Times most popular piece of content?

Dec 19, 2013
Four predictions for 2014

The ascendance of users and publishers

Dec 02, 2013
Anatomy of $100,000

How 1,000+ individuals helped to take The Tyee national

Nov 13, 2013
Getting to 1.1.0

$60,000 from 600 supporters and growing

Oct 28, 2013
Getting to 1.0.0

Launching The Tyee's campaign to go national

Oct 11, 2013
When I fly, I try to stay put for a while. It works.

Fly less, enjoy more.

Oct 07, 2013
Forget about cutting your cable

Cut your mobile phone minutes plan instead

Aug 15, 2013
Living on a gigabyte of data

(It's kinda' like moving into a bigger apartment)

Jul 10, 2013
From frustration to emancipation, from anger to acceptance

A journey toward creative problem solving.

Jun 24, 2013
Responsive vs. Adaptive Web Design

Mobile Strategies of Top Canadian News Sites

May 24, 2013
Sublet my desk at the original "maker space," Studio Huddle (King & Bathurst), from June 1

May 21, 2013
Beyond the click: getting to actual engagement. Send me your questions!

Apr 26, 2013
Honesty and acceptance

Reflections on turning 40

Apr 25, 2013
Relationships and belonging

Reflections on turning 40

Apr 22, 2013
Friends and family, brothers and sisters, and tribes.

Reflections on turning 40

Apr 21, 2013
Exercise, the body *and* the mind.

Reflections on turning 40

Apr 20, 2013
Meditate & destroy, Everyday.

Reflections on turning 40

Apr 19, 2013
Getting there is easy, just avoid dying and don't drink too much

Reflections on turning 40

Mar 22, 2013
The need for speed: Why top news sites are so slow, and how you can get in the fast lane.

Feb 22, 2013
Consistency and simplicity are keys to better databases (and spreadsheets) for journalists

Feb 07, 2013
Investigating the Technology Underlying Top News Organizations

Jan 24, 2013
Mexico: The case of the missing lock box

Jan 08, 2013
Why I support independent media, and why you should too.

Jan 02, 2013
The Reinvention of Nearly Everything

Dec 06, 2012
Beautiful Trouble descends on Oaxaca (again)

Nov 30, 2012
Slacker lesson No. 2: Work with truly fscking great designers

Nov 27, 2012
Slacker lesson No. 1: Hire a truly fscking great hosting company

Nov 21, 2012
Design adventures with Style Tiles at The Tyee

Nov 19, 2012
A simple workflow for developing maintainable Wordpress sites

Nov 13, 2012
Commentary: Do we really need state-funded news entities any more?

Nov 12, 2012
Beautiful Trouble update: 3000 troublemakers, Oaxaca launch, @mattsmucker to lead education & training, visualizing trouble, and more.

Nov 06, 2012
Oaxaca says, "Bienvenido, amigo mio"

Oct 29, 2012
Post-fact democracy: political engagement in an era of "truthiness"

Oct 18, 2012
More tools for reporting at @TheTyee: Introducing the muckrackers to Muck Rack

Oct 12, 2012
If I ever write another post about iPhone apps that you should be using, please shoot me.

Oct 09, 2012
Small steps, big potential: Introducing new tools for reporting at @TheTyee

Oct 02, 2012
Vancouver, Vancouver, Vancouver: food, politics, and geek-friendly events in October

Sep 24, 2012
Digital nomadism: What's the strangest thing in your carry-on luggage?

Sep 13, 2012
TimesOpen: Sockets & Streams

Sep 10, 2012
The upgrade hamster wheel: hoping for a future of recyled personal computing

Aug 31, 2012
Kickstarting your consulting practice, Part II: Saying "No."

Aug 22, 2012
Seven tips to help kickstart your own consulting practice

Aug 15, 2012
Sublet my *amazing* office/studio: available from September until next spring.

Aug 13, 2012
The perfect five days in Montreal, as curated by my tribe.

Jul 23, 2012
Note to self: Working with WordPress, how I roll these days.

Jul 18, 2012
Is the inside of your fridge a metaphor for your life?

Jul 03, 2012
Dear Publishers: Please learn how to experiment and recognize when it's time to innovate.

Jun 28, 2012
Young journalists don't seem to care about the Web: Why not? #hackshackers #hhto

Jun 26, 2012
What open government and digital publishing have in common #opengov #magnet12

Jun 12, 2012
Quick report back from @TheTyee's "Telling stories with data" Master Class workshop

May 17, 2012
Beautiful Trouble: Powered by Wordpress, Advanced Custom Fields, and Bootstrap

May 15, 2012
Note to self: It pays to ask

May 14, 2012
Pay yourself first, in life.

May 10, 2012
Beautiful Trouble launch events in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Edmonton. May 15, 16, 17 & 23.

May 09, 2012
Mexico: Month four, Te veré pronto, Oaxaca.

May 08, 2012
Does "living open" increase positive personal motivation?

May 03, 2012
Working toward a more "open" news organization at @TheTyee

May 02, 2012
Beautiful Trouble online toolkit update: Rebooting for the June 1st launch.

Apr 30, 2012
Reflecting on the transformational power of "Open."

Apr 18, 2012
When in doubt, try something new.

Apr 10, 2012
Mozilla Planet: Bootstrapping technology news for the people.

Apr 03, 2012
Mexico: Adventures in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.

Mar 15, 2012
An information-delivery system for Mozillians, made by Mozillians, about Mozillians

Mar 14, 2012
Mexico: Week eight. All your base are belong to us.

Mar 13, 2012
Is it time to throw out the Planet with the Universe?

Mar 08, 2012
Installing DBD::mysql on Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"

Feb 21, 2012
Beautiful Trouble: Quick update on building a Google Docs-powered toolkit for revolution

Feb 15, 2012
A Tyee Master Class: Telling Stories with Data. June 2-3, 2012, Vancouver, B.C.

Feb 13, 2012
Mexico: Week four, living vs. traveling

Jan 30, 2012
Hey, I need your input on a "Crunching Public Data" course at Code Lesson

Jan 28, 2012
Mexico: Week two, flying solo in Oaxaca

Jan 23, 2012
Mexico: Week one, a slow start in Oaxaca.

Jan 19, 2012
For immediate release: Beautiful Trouble: A "how-to-think" manual for 21st century activism

Jan 15, 2012
Mexico: Day Four, a journey to Oaxaca de Juarez

Jan 12, 2012
Mexico: Day Three, Mexico City. Pedestrian Sunday, Flash Mob, and The Zocalo.

Jan 10, 2012
Mexico: Day Two, Mexico City. San Angel, Coyoacan, and La Condessa.

Jan 08, 2012
Mexico: Day One, Mexico City

Dec 14, 2011
Rethinking Planet Mozilla: The challenge of too much signal

Dec 12, 2011
Rethinking Planet Mozilla: Hacking the core of Mozilla's story

Nov 30, 2011
#ShowYourWork -- Quite possibly the most straightforward way to build a better Web

Nov 28, 2011
Living on the "learning edge"

Nov 22, 2011
Note to self: A simple way to accomplish mobile site redirection using mod_rewrite

Nov 10, 2011
Much to my own surprise, I believe the "native app" for mobile is here to stay.

Nov 08, 2011
An expletive-filled summary of @DanSinker's "Journalism in the open" series

Oct 24, 2011
Just mark-up the damn content: Swimming in a sea of CSS "frameworks," no land in sight.

Oct 19, 2011
Thank you for Kickstarting Beautiful Trouble: more than $16,000 raised for creative activism.

Oct 11, 2011
On 38 hours left: You can put creative tools & tactics in the hands of the next generation of changemakers

Oct 03, 2011
Hacking with @HacksHackers at @ONAConf, open source in newsrooms, #Hacktoberfest updates & more.

Sep 20, 2011
24 hours to register for @ONAConf hack day. Judges: @bethdavidz @mcoatney @mirandamulligan @kathryn_hurley & @tysone

Sep 12, 2011
Coffee-fueled session picks for @ONAConf: I'll show you mine... #ona11

Sep 08, 2011
Going to @ONAConf this month? Live near Boston? Come to the #HacksHackers hack day on Sept 22!

Sep 06, 2011
Video from last #HacksHackers Toronto event: Demos by @Thoora @CoveritLive @Filemobile @PolarMobile & @PlasticMobile #hhto

Aug 18, 2011
Gone fishing...

Aug 16, 2011
#Catalyst on @dot_cloud Adding a #PostgreSQL data service. (#Perl in the cloud, Part IIII)

Aug 16, 2011
Even more software ideas aimed at news engagement, reporting or journalistic challenges by #MozNewsLab

Aug 15, 2011
Twenty more software ideas aimed at news engagement, reporting or journalistic challenges by #MozNewsLab

Aug 12, 2011
Twenty software ideas aimed at news engagement, reporting or journalistic challenges by #MozNewsLab

Aug 10, 2011
#MozNewsLab explores the future of publishing & reporting: talks by @evanatwired and @jeffjarvis now online

Aug 08, 2011
@dotCloud loves Catalyst apps: Up-and-running in 10-minutes (#Perl in the cloud, Part III)

Aug 04, 2011
Dear @ActiveState I hope that your new product, Stackato, is not as broken as your beta process. #fail

Aug 02, 2011
#MozNewsLab lectures by @Shazna from @AP_Interactive, @Mohamed from @AJEnglish & @iA from, well, @iA now online

Jul 28, 2011
The post-post-CMS CMS: Loosely coupled monoliths & read-only APIs

Jul 26, 2011
What is the more imminent threat: Apple's App Store or @Dropbox ?

Jul 25, 2011
#MozNewsLab week two lectures by @codepo8 @jresig & @jjg now online

Jul 21, 2011
@Processingjs: open-source #datavis coming to a newsroom near you

Jul 20, 2011
#MozNewsLab week one lectures by @azaaza @burtherman & @amandacox now online

Jul 15, 2011
Hey Newsrooms! Get your voices heard: Send a 'message-in-a-bottle' to the #MozNewsLab.

Jul 14, 2011
Dear Publishers: Why ponder 'digital editions' when you could be building digital experiences?

Jul 12, 2011
Stop Yammering and Start Hammering: How to Build a 'Maker Space' for News

Jul 11, 2011
Learning lab day one: Meet the #MozNewsLab participants

Jul 07, 2011
Learning lab schedule: week-by-week. Plus: new lecture by @iA CEO Oliver Reichenstein

Jul 06, 2011
Meet the learning lab shepherds: @k88hudso @lingshahu and @PippinLee

Jul 04, 2011
@KnightMozilla learning lab update: Seven days until liftoff

Jul 01, 2011
Tao of consulting: Why working weekends doesn't work

Jun 29, 2011
Learning lab update: 1st round of invitations out, plus preliminary schedule & format

Jun 27, 2011
Learning lab update: invitations to go out tomorrow. @jjg & @mohamed confirmed to lecture.

Jun 22, 2011
Say hello to @asamur, the newest addition to the @KnightMozilla learning lab team

Jun 20, 2011
Knight-Mozilla learning lab heats up: lectures by @azaaza @burtherman @codepo8 @jeresig @jeffjarvis @evanatwired & many more.

Jun 17, 2011
The myth of the five-day work week: why ass-in-chair does not deliver productivity

Jun 16, 2011
Code Meet Print TO: Where texts meet technology and context comes first

Jun 14, 2011
Bringing out the big guns: @emilybell @richgor @reporterslab to advise on @KnightMozilla learning lab curriculum.

Jun 13, 2011
A beautiful book sprint for Beautiful Trouble: Tips on collaboratively writing a book.

Jun 09, 2011
Help identify great thinking, talented people: Voting is now open for Knight-Mozilla innovation challenge

Jun 08, 2011
Unlocking Video, Beyond Comments & People-powered news: Let's review.

Jun 01, 2011
#HacksHackers Toronto (#hhto): May event video now online

May 31, 2011
Going beyond comment threads with @cshirky, @amichel, @ro_gupta & #HacksHackers in New York

May 30, 2011
Six @KnightMozilla lightning pitches from Chicago-area #HacksHackers

May 25, 2011
A peek inside the @TribApps Team at the Chicago Tribune.

May 24, 2011
Defining journalism on the open Web: Six ideas.

May 20, 2011
Secure alternatives to @Dropbox: Where I'll be investing my $99 refund.

May 19, 2011
Meet the new CMS/Same as the old CMS

May 18, 2011
You must be the conversation you want to see in the world

May 17, 2011
Dear @Dropbox, you sound like a broken record on #security & #privacy

May 16, 2011
Dear @Dropbox, it's time to take #security & #privacy seriously.

May 13, 2011
Comments are dead. Long live comments!

May 09, 2011
Hands on at the Toronto Mini Maker Faire (@MakerFaire_TO)

May 06, 2011
From Perl slacker, to Perl hacker: Perl in the cloud, Part II

May 05, 2011
How to create an 'explosion of awesome' in your home town

May 04, 2011
Globe's Live Election Results Dashboard powered by the Open Web

May 02, 2011
Link love from BarCamp News Innovation Philly #BCNIPhilly

Apr 28, 2011
Are legacy media organizations the place where news innovations go to die?

Apr 26, 2011
10+ reasons to enter the Knight-Mozilla news innovation challenge

Apr 25, 2011
Good things come in eights

Apr 21, 2011
A template for successful 'Hack Days.' What are your tips?

Apr 19, 2011
Catalyzing news innovation: How would you do it?

Apr 19, 2011
Nine brave individuals: Introducing the Knight-Mozilla review panel for 2011

Apr 18, 2011
Open data is wide open, says Bill Dunphy (@typist)

Apr 13, 2011
What schools offer innovative academic programs that mix journalism and technology?

Apr 12, 2011
Salmon Protocol talk at Hacks/Hackers Toronto

Apr 11, 2011
Open innovation challenges: do they work?

Apr 07, 2011
Security in the cloud: Openswan vs. SSH tunnel?

Apr 05, 2011
Looking for on-demand cloud-based security and anonymity

Apr 04, 2011
Daylite adventures: Migrating from MobileMe to Spanning Sync

Mar 29, 2011
Writing Perl Modules for CPAN

Mar 23, 2011
Ten million dollars to DotCloud, but still no Perl support

Mar 22, 2011
MoJo asks: How can the open Web help to fund & sustain news?

Mar 21, 2011
Knight-Mozilla wants to know: How can newsrooms become better listeners and enablers?

Mar 18, 2011
Searching & curating the "river of news." Help define the challenge.

Mar 16, 2011
Help define the Knight-Mozilla innovation challenges: Let's talk about delivering news.

Mar 16, 2011
MoJo is on the march: Help rethink how news is presented on the open Web

Mar 15, 2011
Help define the Knight-Mozilla News Technology innovation challenges: Let's start with reporting.

Mar 11, 2011
Help wanted: Canadian media organization to lead on open data.

Mar 08, 2011
MoJo goes to NewsCamp, Part II: How newsroom developers are reinventing the Web

Mar 03, 2011
What would you ask Emily Bell?

Mar 01, 2011
MoJo goes to NewsCamp: A report back from #NICAR11

Feb 23, 2011
Six questions about semantic data and news innovation

Feb 22, 2011
Personal Un-branding

Feb 15, 2011
The Web is changing, and we are changing with it

Feb 11, 2011
Hacks/Hackers Toronto: some goals for 2011

Feb 09, 2011
Creating a space for journalism-technology experimentation

Feb 07, 2011
Journalism's Peanut Butter Cup Moment

Feb 03, 2011
Comments: The Trojan Horse

Feb 01, 2011
Making open-source software development financially sustainable

Jan 28, 2011
Awesome Foundation Toronto: We're a hit!

Jan 26, 2011
Because Android is where the innovation is

Jan 24, 2011
Okay, okay: Sometimes, Toronto is actually pretty awesome

Aug 24, 2010
Urban gardening takes root in Seattle: Produce stands, chickens, and more, oh my!

Aug 18, 2010
Workspace available at Tyee office in Vancouver

Aug 16, 2010
Git-backed wikis, Gollum, and simple installation experiences

Aug 13, 2010
Do you have any video & audio podcasting platform recommendations?

Aug 12, 2010
The ultimate data backup triple-play for under $500

Continuous, offsite, and encrypted -- just do it.

Aug 11, 2010
Aggregating mailing lists: To Plagger or not to Plagger?

Aug 03, 2010
What should a Hacks/Hackers glossary aimed at programmers contain?

Aug 02, 2010
Wolfram|Alpha Widgets are here, and they're pretty darn neat.

Jul 12, 2010
Genius or Spam? Campaign for Liberty's interesting "win back" e-mail campaign

Jul 05, 2010
Bricolage CMS hacking made easy!

Jul 02, 2010
Not for the faint of heart: Installing Bricolage 2 on Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

Jun 20, 2010
GNU Privacy Guard and GPGMail on OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.4

May 19, 2010
Why Digg when you can FAIL (big media)? Free Press launches MediaFAIL

May 13, 2010
Online subscriptions made simple: Endevver delivers e-commerce for Movable Type

May 11, 2010
How customer service should be done: A real-life example

May 10, 2010
Open Data Hackfest Ottawa event video

May 10, 2010
Job: Yes! Magazine is seeks Web Managing Editor

Apr 27, 2010
Apathy is Boring says "Parliament is sitting" for youth.

Apr 27, 2010
Data Portability: Assessing the openess of Facebook

Apr 26, 2010
Job: Live in the UK? Greenpeace UK seeks web producer

Apr 22, 2010
Canadians: Where does your tax money go? responds.

Apr 19, 2010
Busy week for Open Data & Open Web geeks in Canada

Apr 14, 2010
Job: Executive Director for social change through journalism and media access org (NYC/DC).

Apr 13, 2010
Community Bandwidth is back in Toronto. April 2010 update.

Apr 12, 2010
Better Ballots announces Town Hall meetings across Toronto

Apr 12, 2010
Open, transparent, government in Canada? Check out:

Apr 09, 2010
Update on: Canadians can't let this happen to the CRTC.

Apr 08, 2010
Canadians can't let this happen to the CRTC

Apr 07, 2010
Vandana Shiva speaks about the human path and error correction

Apr 06, 2010
Job: Green For All seeks Online Organizer in Oakland, CA.

Mar 31, 2010
Job: Front-end Developer for Vancouver Based, Web 2.0 Sustainability Start-Up

Mar 30, 2010
Job Posting: Radical Designs Seeks Multi-Talented Web Person, San Francisco

Mar 29, 2010
Is "citizen journalism" being kicked out of the Capitol?

Mar 29, 2010
Yes! Magazine takes on race, religion, and politics.

Mar 29, 2010
The U.S. Social Forum is just three months away.

Mar 23, 2010
Hot Off The Presses: Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements and Change the World

Mar 22, 2010
The Anti-Creativity Checklist: How to stifle imagination, innovation, and creativity

Mar 20, 2010
Do you think about linking? The BBC News linking policy...

Mar 19, 2010
Is Open better than Idealistic? Mozilla, Video, and Mobile Computing

Mar 19, 2010
The New Media Metric: How Shareable is Your Content?

Mar 17, 2010
Technology is not the issue. Here come the web thinkers.

Mar 17, 2010
Watching the Media Watchdogs: The Nation's Media Fix launches in April.

Mar 15, 2010
Support Canvassing and GOTV (Get Out The Vote) functionality in CiviCRM

Mar 11, 2010
Event: Open Data Hackfest in Ottawa. April 24, 2010.

Mar 10, 2010
Job: Population Action International seeks communications specialist (DC)

Mar 10, 2010
Job: Online Outreach & Comms Manager, Democracy Now (NYC)

Mar 05, 2010
Tomorrow: Open City Workshop. In Edmonton, and online.

Mar 05, 2010
Gig with purpose: Brave New Films needs a Web Developer

Mar 05, 2010
Job with purpose: Awesomely Rad Web Developer. Washington, DC.

Mar 04, 2010
Canadian Democracy Geeks: Free MP Postal Code Lookup service now available

Mar 04, 2010
Weekend reading: How publishers are charging for online content

Mar 02, 2010
March 6: Free video workshop for Toronto social change orgs.

Mar 01, 2010
Canada: 10 years of policy neglect reflected in digital rankings

Feb 26, 2010
Weekend reading: Illustrated Guide to Nonprofit GIS and Online Mapping.

Feb 26, 2010
Vancouver event: Digital Innovation: New Tools for Engagement. March 5.

Feb 26, 2010
Two great tastes that taste great together: Bricolage and Drupal

Feb 26, 2010
Request for proposal: Democracy Now! seeks CiviCRM expert.

Feb 26, 2010
Vancouver event: Digital Innovation: New Tools for Engagement. March 5.

Feb 26, 2010
Two great tastes that taste great together: Bricolage and Drupal

Feb 16, 2010
Weekend reading: Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice.

Feb 16, 2010
Super Seattle job: Now Hiring - Groundwire Labs Manager

Feb 15, 2010
Tomorrow in DC: The Future of News w/ Free Press, The Nation, UNITY and Firedoglake

Feb 15, 2010
NYC event for advocacy orgs: Ten Tactics film and toolkit. Wed, Feb 17th.

Feb 12, 2010
Using CiviCRM? Save the date and book your tickets: CiviCon April 22, 2010

Feb 12, 2010
What recession? Adbusters seeks Senior Editor & Assistant Production Manager.

Feb 12, 2010
Weekend reading: NTEN's 2009 Data Ecosystem Survey.

Feb 12, 2010
Google Apps announces end-of-life for IE6 support. Now what?

Feb 11, 2010
Online campaign tools for Canadian campaigns: An open-source option. Feb 27th.

Feb 10, 2010
Introducing GTmetrix: Free site speed tool from Canada's best hosting company.

Feb 10, 2010
Great job opportunity: Editor/Drafter, Briarpatch Magazine

Feb 08, 2010
Jobs: Oxfam seeks e-Communications Officer; Greenpeace seeks New Media Fundraiser

Feb 03, 2010
Free Range Studios is seeking a Project Manager in DC or CA

Feb 02, 2010
Beyond The Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media

Feb 02, 2010
What do Paraguay, Canada and yogurt have in common?

Feb 02, 2010
Bricolage: Localhostin' it and other news

Jan 26, 2010
2010 Conferences You Should Check Out: A Roundup by Groundwire

Jan 26, 2010
Reading list: Revitalizing a Media Reform Movement in Canada

Jan 25, 2010
Don't Let Twitter, Facebook, Google Be The Only Game In Town

Jan 21, 2010
Death and Life of American Journalism: Conversation, Wednesday, February 3, NYC

Jan 19, 2010
Reading list: Death and life of journalism, news literacy, and more...

Jan 18, 2010
"See you lata'" is the new "beta." Exploring an epidemic of opting out.

Jan 13, 2010
UNICEF Canada seeks Director of Digital Strategy

Jan 12, 2010
Calling all community organizers: RootsCampDC, February 20-21, 2010

Jan 11, 2010
New Internationalist is looking for a hardcore web geek who can talk to mere mortals. Could it be you?

Jan 08, 2010
Act Now: Canadian CRTC opens opportunity for more community media funding

Jan 07, 2010
What would Google do? Start an energy company. True story.

Jan 07, 2010
Looking back at the Pacific News Service: an early "newsroom as cafe" experiment?

Jan 06, 2010
Fishing for the real story about news innovation

Jan 06, 2010
When the "power of conscious capitalism" succumbs to the power of unfettered capitalism

Jan 05, 2010
Tuesday inspiration: Taking creativity seriously every day (for a year)

Jan 04, 2010
When you just can't take [insert social network name] anymore

Jan 04, 2010
One more reason to think twice about hosted services

Jan 04, 2010
An OPML for the Top 100 Web and technology blogs

Jan 04, 2010
Community engagement strategy No. 1: Attract and retain idiots.

Dec 30, 2009
The shifting sand of "free" hosted Web services

Dec 29, 2009
Ask the Energy Expert: Why Is Solar Taking So Long?

Nov 26, 2009
Perl: Love it, or hate it, but don't ignore it.

Nov 16, 2009
"We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die" an interview with Umberto Eco

Nov 13, 2009
Apples & wine

Nov 05, 2009
Happy to be proven wrong

Oct 23, 2009
Re-thinking resistance in the age of the cloud

Oct 22, 2009
Promoting projects that are written in Perl

Oct 19, 2009
Five reasons why e-mail still rules the roost

Oct 14, 2009
The 40 online metrics that you should be tracking

Oct 13, 2009
Perl in your city

Oct 06, 2009
A Perl-based editor for Perl, on a Mac.

Oct 05, 2009
Top five resources for folks making the transition from print to online

Sep 28, 2009
Free software Fridays. Let's promote participation.

Sep 18, 2009
Ignore the social media gurus. Just follow the Walrus magazine on Twitter.

Sep 08, 2009
The Perl ecosystem toolbar: Now it's your turn.

Aug 31, 2009
Demo: The Perl ecosystem toolbar

Aug 20, 2009
The big "Explore Perl" button, where is it?

Aug 17, 2009
LittleSis and Huffington Post: New era of data-driven investigative journalism

Aug 16, 2009
Getting to the root of Perl's perception problems

Aug 12, 2009
Uncovering the true "face" of Perl

Aug 02, 2009
Prettier Perl Web sites: Three arguments and three ideas

Jul 29, 2009
Mark Surman on "Where Next for Openness" at OSCON

Jul 29, 2009
A new Twitter activism tool

Jul 28, 2009
Perceptions of Perl

Jul 26, 2009
Is the Perl community schizophrenic?

Jul 15, 2009
I believe in Open. Can you help me promote it?

Jul 14, 2009
Ten things to love (or hate) about Bricolage. Part II.

Jul 05, 2009
Ten things to love (or hate) about Bricolage

Jun 15, 2009
Internet freedom: For Iran, and for all.

May 28, 2009
Is "crowdsourcing" the new "design by committee"?

May 25, 2009
Help stop greedy capitalism cold.

May 19, 2009
Simplicity, dominos, and free software

May 07, 2009
All Our Mothers Deserve a Little Peace and Justice

May 07, 2009
Exploring Perl Web frameworks

May 04, 2009
Help fund the WiserEarth API

Apr 27, 2009
Mastering Web Skills for Social Change

Apr 23, 2009
Managing large e-mail lists: One list to rule them all

Apr 09, 2009
Semantically speaking: Why CSS frameworks make sense

Apr 08, 2009
Taddle Creek magazine Web site review

Mar 31, 2009
Five reasons you should NOT friend your parents on Facebook

Mar 30, 2009
Avoiding e-mail list data corruption

Mar 28, 2009
Mark Surman asks "What does Internet messaging look like"

Feb 24, 2009
Twitter done right by @walrusmagazine

Feb 23, 2009
When should you put your print content online?

Feb 22, 2009
Twestival Buenos Aires: Social meets social conscience.

Feb 19, 2009
What technology services are lacking for social service organizations?

Feb 17, 2009
Progressive Movement Crash Course

Feb 11, 2009
Time to save online innovation and free speech

Feb 04, 2009
Working from South America

Feb 04, 2009
How to move to Argentina and influence people

Dec 22, 2008
No one says it better than Cory Doctorow

Nov 14, 2008
Creating a "commons" for your product or service

Nov 13, 2008
Looking for F/OSS software to manage voter lists, and GOTV efforts

Nov 05, 2008
The Day After: What's Next?

Apr 10, 2008
No weekend plans? Cycling Advocacy Workshop!

Apr 02, 2008
Bricolage permissions 101

Mar 19, 2008
From the "where was that protocol when I needed it" file

Mar 19, 2008
Two more great events (one past, one future)

Mar 12, 2008
Big events for June: Social Tech Training and MagNet

Mar 12, 2008
If we are unwilling to identify the thieves, we can never end the theft.

Feb 15, 2008
Vancouver magazines: Only 7 days left to register for Web Weekend!

Feb 14, 2008
Guerrillagirls strike again (and I love it)

Feb 07, 2008
How to get to support multiple "personalities"

Jan 15, 2008
The dark side of mission-based technology work

Dec 11, 2007
Software pyramid for a healthy non-profit

Nov 19, 2007
What is the opposite of a portal?

Nov 07, 2007
Only 3 days left to register for Web Weekend

Nov 06, 2007
Ending the tyranny of voice mail

Oct 30, 2007
Magazine Publishers: Only 10 days left to register for Web Weekend

Oct 17, 2007
The Future of the Future of News

Oct 04, 2007
Only 2 weeks left to enter $5 million Knight News Challenge

Sep 27, 2007
Ten projects to remember from 2007

Sep 06, 2007
Working the west-coast way

Aug 29, 2007
Changing technology funding practices (again)

Aug 21, 2007
Is this the end of digital editions?

Aug 13, 2007
What can innovators really learn from Web 2.0?

Aug 08, 2007
Spin Cycles: How PR sells us Silk and Honey

Aug 07, 2007
Social tech meets the Social Innovation Generation

Jul 23, 2007
Longing for the days of snail mail: a guide to slow e-mail

Jul 18, 2007
Letter to the CRTC: Diversity of Voices Proceeding

Jul 16, 2007
Civic Data Wants to be Free!

Jul 05, 2007

Jun 25, 2007
Ending Web form abuse and spam

May 30, 2007
Helping The Tyee fight Big Media Barons

May 28, 2007
The unstoppable Stop the Clash

May 28, 2007
Open-source software for non-profits, and dealing with SPAM.

May 27, 2007
Preparing for Web of Change 2007

May 08, 2007
The revolution is calling: will you answer?

Apr 23, 2007
Donordigital merges with Fenton Communications

Apr 13, 2007
Social Source Commons & Drupal Camp Toronto II

Apr 11, 2007
Matt Thompson on Montreal and Saving the Internet

Apr 10, 2007
Multi-media storytelling made easy

Mar 31, 2007
Me, Avi Lewis, and the SPP

Mar 27, 2007
From entitlement to enterprise

Mar 19, 2007
Free lunch-and-learn event: April 27th

Mar 19, 2007
rabble's new home in Second Life

Mar 16, 2007
A new approach to lapsed subscriber campaigns

Mar 14, 2007
Wiki roundup: Great examples of user-generated content

Mar 12, 2007
Pneumonia is good for something

Mar 11, 2007
NEED Magazine

Feb 23, 2007
I'm a Craigslist addict

Feb 19, 2007
Social Tech Brewing goes Down Under

Feb 12, 2007
The 2007 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Feb 12, 2007
CivicAccess ramps up a new campaign

Feb 09, 2007
Free wireless is good for small businesses

Feb 08, 2007
Viva Media Resistance

Jan 29, 2007
CivicSpace Public Launch of Groundswell Professional

Jan 25, 2007
Net neutrality is also grassroots media issue

Jan 23, 2007
Grist goes deep with Salesforce

Jan 23, 2007
Grist goes deep with Salesforce

Jan 20, 2007
Progressive Unconferences revisited: GreenCamp

Jan 18, 2007
Global Warming: A Call to Action

Jan 18, 2007
Lunch-and-learn technology presentations for non-profit leaders

Dec 09, 2006
Big resources for small magazines

Dec 08, 2006
A Watershed moment (or company)

Dec 04, 2006
Creative campaigning: NDP goes online.

Nov 28, 2006
The state of Canadian media

Nov 28, 2006
Logging in, dropping out.

Nov 22, 2006
Fighting comment spam with Drupal

Nov 20, 2006
Global Warming a Myth?

Nov 17, 2006
QOTW: Should I use XYZ company for Web hosting?

Nov 17, 2006
Steven Clift inducted as Ashoka Fellow

Nov 13, 2006
Try CivicSpace On Demand!

Nov 07, 2006
Can direct mail change the world?

Nov 07, 2006
Setting a course for 2007

Oct 14, 2006
So you want to podcast, eh?

Oct 03, 2006
Non-profit collaboration tools

Aug 18, 2006
Copyright and creativity: bringing two worlds together

Aug 09, 2006
If you were the Mayor, what would your blog strategy be?

Jul 15, 2006
Free content vs. sustainable publishing

Jul 02, 2006
Business models for change

Jun 20, 2006
Putting people first

Jun 11, 2006
Build it (online) and they will come

May 30, 2006
A progressive media alliance

May 29, 2006
Where have all the hours gone?

May 19, 2006
The Fate of the Ocean: remixed.

May 16, 2006
Mashing the vote at Mesh

May 13, 2006
DrupalCampToronto: lessons

May 11, 2006
Progressive unconferences

May 02, 2006
Project management vs. time management

May 02, 2006
2006: Year of the syndicated Web

May 02, 2006
A Canadian technology assistance Manifesto

May 01, 2006
Getting smaller? How so? To what end?

Dec 01, 2004
What not-for-profit organizations need to know about free software

Dec 01, 2004
What not-for-profit organizations need to know about free software