Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

Professor of e-journalism Publisher of Consider This

Recent Posts

FRONTLINE, PBS’s Acclaimed Investigative Documentary Series, Launches New Local Journalism Project

(Wed., June 12, 2019) FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, is launching a new initiative to bolster local journalism in cities and towns across America with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Through the Local Journalism Project, FRONTLINE will […]
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Video: Legislation to protect local news

At a House Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill, the News Media Alliance debuted a new video, Legislation to Protect Local News, on efforts to protect the future of news publishers and high-quality journalism in the United States. Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan of Axios provided keynotes and Alliance President […]
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Doomed to failure? Ottawa’s aid to journalism misses the mark

Please chip in to support rabble’s election 2019 coverage. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month! What the federal government calls its Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Expert s hasn’t had time to meet yet, but already there is evidence that Ottawa’s $600 million […]
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Brighton mayor prepares to take on international body to end flooding in Lake Ontario

It is almost a David and Goliath story. Brighton council charged Mayor Brian Orstrander to write the International Joint Commission, the organization in charge of controlling the water levels in Lake Ontario. They are concerned about a new water control plan introduced in 2014. It replaced a 60-year old document in the hopes of protecting coastal habitat along the north shore. Instead, some say, it has created the flooding problems facing so many municipalities, including Brighton. Continue Reading →

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Kindness, compassion at the heart of innovative method for treating troubled children, say experts

It is the little things that can mean so much. An act of kindness. A thoughtful gesture.  This can change the course of someone’s life. It is called “ordinary magic” by social workers and experts who work with families with very troubled children and youth. uThe Therapeutic Family Care Centre sponsored a major event to talk about the Power of Resiliency on June 11 at the Venture Centre. Continue Reading →

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Digital Main Street program helps Port Hope businesses develop online profile

Elizabeth Edwards, Port Hope Business Outreach Coordinator, talks about Digital Main Street, a program to help businesses become more online savvy. The project launched on May 31 and will provide money and technical support to those entrepreneurs looking to enhance or develop an online presence or social media profile. Over the summer months, a team of students will give as little or as much help as needed. Hear how the program works by listening to this podcast. Originally aired: June 7, 2019

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Labour council adds its voice to opposition to provincial cuts in Northumberland, says spokesperson

Protesters gathered in front of Northumberland Peterborough South MPP David Picinni’s office Friday afternoon to mark the first anniversary of the election of the Progressive Conservative majority to voice their opposition to the numerous cuts to programs. Wendy Goode, a member of the executive of the Northumberland Labour Council, spoke about the role of the council in the community and the concerns over cuts. Originally aired: June 7, 2019 Continue Reading →

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Need for services; justice for all, says Northumberland Legal Aid executive director

 

Northumberland Legal Aid Executive Director Lois Cromarty unpacks the impact of the Ontario government’s cuts to services across the province and in Northumberland County specifically. While the government argues the demand for services is dropping,  Cromarty argues the need is as great as ever. Listen as she makes her case. Originally broadcast: May 10, 2019 Continue Reading →

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After 174 years, Quebec’s oldest weekly newspaper ceases regular publication

Wednesday’s edition of the Stanstead Journal was its last weekly publication. The paper has served the Eastern Townships for the past 174 years. (Thomas Cobbett Labonté/CBC) Quebec’s oldest weekly newspaper will no longer be distributed every Wednesday to faithful readers in the Eastern Townships. The Stanstead Journal has published […]
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Institute for Nonprofit News welcomes The Narwhal as sole Canadian member

The institute recognizes publications committed to transparency and independence in public interest, investigative journalism This story was originally published by The Narwhal and appears here with the editor’s permission. Read the original post here . The Narwhal has been accepted as a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News […]
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