CKUT community radio is now producing weekly headlines, which are broadcast in collaboration with The Dominion, an independent grassroots news source. You can read The Dominion online or in a print version distributed monthly across Canada.
Media@McGill's special event on the role of media in both recent elections was audio-recorded, and is now available for download in MP3 format. Left-click on the link below to listen to it in your browser, or right-click and choose 'Save Link As...' to save it to your drive for download on to your MP3 player. The file is 107 MB.
John Downing recently gave a keynote at the fifth annual Media, Communication and Humanity conference put on by the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Media@McGill has received permission to reprint his remarks here, to further highlight his provocative thinking about the field. The abstract follows below - download the PDF attachment to read his full remarks.
The CKUT Radio panel on copyright laws that was broadcast live from Thomson House is now available for download. This piece is an excellent introduction to the importance of copyright legislation for educational institutions and researches, and society at large.
Guests included: Ian Boyko, Canadian Federation of Students/ (CFS); Olivier Charbonneau, Librarian and member of Fair Copy Right Montreal; Paul Jones, Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Policy & Education Officer; David Paradis, Président Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ); Brett Gaylor, filmmaker and the creator of OpenSourceCinema.org (a video remix community supporting the production of a feature documentary about copyright in the digital age); and Dr. Michael Geist (by phone), Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law.
Shaheen Shariff is co-author of a report on cyberbullying that was presented recently to the Quebec English School Boards Association. As reported in The Gazette, the study describes how children gang up online, suggesting that students need codes of conduct.
Read more about the International Cyber-Bullying Project, designed to address the policy vacuum and develop international guidelines for schools.