Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

Professor of e-journalism Publisher of Consider This

Recent Posts

Responding to an overdose death: See the person, not just the problem, says advocate

MIssy McLean

The interview for the Daily Wrap:

Just after midnight Thursday, a 36-year-old man was found in distress in the lobby of a local bank on King Street. Police officers discovered him and tried to help. Sadly, he died. Missy McLean is a director for Moms Stop The Harm. She is a local activist working hard to change local attitudes toward those who are addicted to drugs and their families. Continue Reading →

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The importance of preserving agricultural lands from a county farmer’s perspective

Soil map Northumberland County

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If you have ever spoken with a farmer, some don’t waste words. But what they do say is often on point. This is the case with former Northumberland Federation of Agriculture Sid Atkinson. Here is his response to agricultural mapping in the county after attending a public meeting in Campbellford earlier this week. Originally broadcast: July 1, 2022 Continue Reading →

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County seeks public input on saving farmland, says manager of planning

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Ontario is losing 319 acres of farmland per day to urban sprawl. In 2021, the total amount saw a five per cent plunge. Northumberland County is trying to do something about this. County planner Dwayne Campbell will talk about efforts to preserve prime agricultural land. Plus, he will describe what can be done with some of the other lands that are not so great for farming. Continue Reading →

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News or Not?

Join CBC Manitoba’s Regional Communications and Marketing Manager, Gabriela Klimes for a webinar on fake news, journalism and you. Middle and high school teachers everywhere are encouraged to register their classes to participate. (CBC) Hey teachers! Are you covering media literacy with your classes? Have you ever read something […]
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Canada’s Online News Act: Repeating Australia’s mistakes?

The government should reconsider the plan for a bargaining code between news outlets and tech giants and consider revenue redistribution instead. The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently tabled the Online News Act , a proposed news media bargaining code law similar to one that Australian authorities have […]
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Canadian media workers experience higher rates of mental illness, report says

Matthew Pearson, Dave Seglins and Tracey Lindeman outlined the findings of the Taking Care survey at the Canadian Association of Journalists conference in Montreal on May 27. [Photo provided by Matthew Pearson] WARNING: SUICIDE This article contains mention of suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with […]
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“The differences seem to be growing”: A look at the rising generation of news consumers

Last week, Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released its annual report on digital news, which we covered broadly here . Below, Kirsten Eddy , a research fellow at RISJ, pulled out some of her findings on how young people consume news. Media organizations around the world […]
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When Local Newspapers Fold, Polarization Rises. Here’s What You Can Do

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rising energy costs and our ongoing struggles with the coronavirus pandemic take up a lot of our attention these days. But there’s more going on a lot closer to home — you just might not know it, because your local newspaper is gone. More than […]
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Trent Hills celebrates its first official Pride events with weekend packed with fun

Campbellford BIA Pride Bench

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Trent Hills Pride is holding its first official celebrations this weekend. It is another first for Northumberland County. Two events were held previously, but over the past year, a group of dedicated people have organized a three-day event. It started yesterday, and it is packed with fun things to do. You will want to hear all about it. Continue Reading →

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Open letter calls on county residents to share ideas around solving homeless crisis

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According to Northumberland County official reports, 78 people are homeless. It could be more. There are only 24 beds at Transition House, the county’s only emergency shelter. People are sleeping in tents in the local woods. They sleep on the beach. Continue Reading →

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