Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Robert Frank, pivotal figure in documentary photography, is dead at 94

Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose visually raw and personally expressive style was pivotal in changing the course of documentary photography, died on Monday in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94.
New York Times obit

Sunday, September 1, 2019

New podcast launched "to cover the impact of technology on our democracy" during the federal election

Hosted by Kevin Newman, a weekly election podcast called "Attention Control"  says it will provide Canadians "with exclusive investigative reporting, timely in-depth interviews with influential voices, and ongoing news coverage on how digital tools, platforms and data are influencing public opinion during the election campaign."
“Everything about this project is cutting edge,” says Newman. “We’re bringing proven journalistic experience to what I consider the most important new issue in politics: the digital attempts to manipulate public opinion. Podcasting allows for deep investigation and conversations which will help inform and protect voters. We have already uncovered some surprising data and stories that we will be reporting on in the coming weeks.”
Attention Control is a project of the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University, funded by The David Family Foundation and The Rossy Foundation. The podcast is one of Canada’s first wholly foundation supported public interest journalism projects.
The podcast is produced by Antica Productions. "As Canada's largest independent producer of high-quality narrative audio, Antica's team is thrilled to partner with Kevin, Bell Media and McGill for this uniquely important journalistic endeavor," says Stuart Coxe, Executive Producer.

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