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Monday, March 15, 2021

It's taken a year, but post-game interviews with hockey players and others are finally starting to look like something that resembles pre-pandemic coverage.

Monday, March 8, 2021

I can't get through a day without hearing somebody in the media use poor grammar. Here are the top 5 grammatical mistakes made.

Monday, March 1, 2021

If you use a virtual background on Zoom, or a similar platform, you should know that background makes you look worse instead of better.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Taking questions from reporters over the phone instead of in-person won't go away soon, because it's easier for governments to control the show and the message.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

I left radio many years ago and haven't regretted the decision. The business I left though was far different than the radio world today and I actually have the government to thank for that.

Monday, February 8, 2021

The front pages of Canada's daily newspapers were blank last Thursday, in an effort to drive home their point about what might happen if they don't get paid for their content.

Monday, February 1, 2021

We've seen almost a year of TV interviews being done over video. Unfortunately many people are making the same mistakes.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Tim Hortons is marketing a new dark roast coffee. Again. It may be the most honest commercial ever made.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Have you listened to the questions reporters ask at news conferences? Why are some so long?

Monday, January 11, 2021

Nobody seems to be happy with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney these days. Maybe he's trying too hard?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

It was a year that most of us would rather forget, but none of us will be able to. Here are my Top 10 blogs from 2020.

Monday, December 7, 2020

It's been ten years since Stephen Duckett uttered the famous words "I'm eating my cookie." Strange as it may seem, he might have played a role in the eventual rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in Alberta.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Should governments across Canada be communicating COVID in a different, more creative way? Would it make a difference?

Monday, November 23, 2020

I've seen really bad backgrounds for media interviews done over video and some really good ones. Today I name my 3 stars for backgrounds from Canada's sports reporters.

Monday, November 16, 2020

We're more than eight months into the pandemic. Despite that, many TV networks produce horrible audio quality when interviewing their own people.

Monday, November 9, 2020

I done hundreds and hundreds of interviews, but for a change, I was interviewed. You can listen to it, or download the podcast.

Monday, November 2, 2020

TV networks have fallen into the trap of reading prepared statements on the air. Here's why they should stop.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Dr. Deena Hinshaw is the face of the pandemic in Alberta, but her Twitter account isn't doing her any favours lately.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Health Minister Tyler Shandro pulled the good 'ol Friday Afternoon News Dump trick and got called out for it by some of Alberta's mayors.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Politicians used to answer questions from reporters on a regular basis. Now it seems like answering a question is optional.

Monday, October 5, 2020

I got a COVID test last week and came away feeling better about the testing system than ever before.

Monday, September 28, 2020

A short, but controversial comment from an Alberta RCMP officer, has clearly shown why some people should speak to the media and others shouldn't.

Monday, September 21, 2020

These aren't easy days for Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. I feel sorry for her and here's why.

Monday, September 14, 2020

For months the COVID numbers being reported by Dr. Deena Hinshaw were taken as gospel. Now she has some competition from an unlikely source.

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