Covering new ground
(Exploring consciousness, the world, and how to do less.)
I'm intensely curious about the stuff that has a direct impact on my life, from local politics to healthy food, from open data to daily exercise and meditation. I hate traveling, but I love actually *living* in other cultures. I'm a die-hard "slacker," but everyone thinks I'm a work-a-holic. My daily mantra is:
Journalist entrepreneurs: These are the three skills you need to start developing now
Hidden in plain sight: 20+ examples of the future of news and information
The mysterious “manscaping” trimmer in my feed and what it means for tomorrow's journalism organizations
Push journalism vs. pull journalism
10 skills that journalists and entrepreneurs have in common
The food truck, not the tacos, sister: Why a lack of technology is not the biggest crisis that journalism is facing right now
Hey friend, have you heard of the journalism innovation pipeline problem? Here's how we're missing the opportunity to support early-stage founders.
Announcing the first cohort of the Journalism Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Judgement day for journalism: Will digital news startups be ready to face the challenge?
Why journalism entrepreneurship is needed
Do you know a reporter who has thought about starting a media business? Please share.
Double rainbows: business models for accountability journalism, plus misinformation & trust in news
Two steps forward, one step back
Look into the fuss about fake news and you’ll see a view into journalism’s future
Making accountability journalism financially viable
The answer you’ve been looking for: How to find-and keep-love
What is Uncharted Journalism?
Announcing the Uncharted Journalism Fund
10+ books to free your mind
Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much
The Perfect Home
Yet another eclectic reading list
Saying goodbye to “I’m sorry”
Putting #MediaInContext & Making Software
Tips for living & working remotely
When I fly, I try to stay put for a while. It works.
Forget about cutting your cable
Living on a gigabyte of data
From frustration to emancipation, from anger to acceptance
Sublet my desk at the original "maker space," Studio Huddle (King & Bathurst), from June 1
Honesty and acceptance
Relationships and belonging
Friends and family, brothers and sisters, and tribes.
Exercise, the body *and* the mind.
Meditate & destroy, Everyday.
Getting there is easy, just avoid dying and don't drink too much
Mexico: The case of the missing lock box
Slacker lesson No. 2: Work with truly fscking great designers
Oaxaca says, "Bienvenido, amigo mio"
Vancouver, Vancouver, Vancouver: food, politics, and geek-friendly events in October
Digital nomadism: What's the strangest thing in your carry-on luggage?
Sublet my *amazing* office/studio: available from September until next spring.
The perfect five days in Montreal, as curated by my tribe.
Is the inside of your fridge a metaphor for your life?
Note to self: It pays to ask
Pay yourself first, in life.
Mexico: Month four, Te veré pronto, Oaxaca.
Does "living open" increase positive personal motivation?
Working toward a more "open" news organization at @TheTyee
Reflecting on the transformational power of "Open."
When in doubt, try something new.
Mexico: Adventures in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.
Mexico: Week eight. All your base are belong to us.
Mexico: Week four, living vs. traveling
Mexico: Week two, flying solo in Oaxaca
Mexico: Week one, a slow start in Oaxaca.
Mexico: Day Four, a journey to Oaxaca de Juarez
Mexico: Day Three, Mexico City. Pedestrian Sunday, Flash Mob, and The Zocalo.
Mexico: Day Two, Mexico City. San Angel, Coyoacan, and La Condessa.
Mexico: Day One, Mexico City
Living on the "learning edge"
Psst! I've recently re-launched this site and lots of content is not filed yet. You may want to check the archive.
Phillip Smith 2016 | Digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener.