Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

Professor of e-journalism Publisher of Consider This

Recent Posts

VIDEO NOW

A Report of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism From October, 2013 until February, 2014, Video Now visited newsrooms across the United States to interview and observe reporters and editors producing video journalism. Video has become an important editorial tool, as well as a potentially large revenue source for […]
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Building your brand online

Building your brand online

So you want to build up an online profile and get people to start recognising your work. But where on earth do you start? download Flash Player here Alex Ayling, Head of BBC Worldwide Studios talks us through what it is that works for big online brands, and offers […]
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Competitive tourism events needs transparency for taxpayers, business

Cobourg’s first Food and Music Festival held on Saturday was an innovative attempt to generate energy and excitement to draw people into downtown with kudos going to organizers for their effort. In the cutthroat world of tourism, it is not an easy task to find a niche and create instant success. In fact, Campbellford held its Incredible Edible Festival on the same day. It is a much more established, sophisticated event with more than food and music. It is a celebration of rural life, including food displays, tastings and farm tours. Continue Reading →

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Need for civility, mutual respect in order

It seems we have forgotten how to be nice to one another. The point was made dramatically last Tuesday night in Port Hope. During a portion of the meeting for questions from the public, an elderly man with a cane got up and spoke. He was agitated about some issues, slowly gathering momentum until he became aggressive and insulting to the councillors. Thankfully, Councillor Robert Polutnik, who was chairing the meeting at the time, warned him repeatedly to show respect and reminded him to control himself. Continue Reading →

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Palleske has big dreams

Palleske has big dreams

Reanna Palleske, 18, of Bewdley, is hoping to realize her dream of becoming an astronaut. She left Saturday to begin basic training for the armed forces. She was accepted to Royal Military College where she hopes to study space science. ROBERT WASHBURN For Northumberland Today If the adage reach […]
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Alnwick/Haldimand Township to update bylaw for liquor applications

ALNWICK/HALDIMAND – It was a moment straight out of the 1920s prohibition era at Alnwick/Haldimand Township council Thursday. A liquor licence application came before council from Jenna Corcoran, owner of the Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat for its guest reception bar tent, guest pavilion, and patio, asking for approval and […]
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