Category Archives: Story management

Story Management is concerned with who decides which stories have priority, how are they edited and promoted, and what management purposes the stories serve. Related concepts include language usage, public relations, media relations, perception of reality, image management, and the role that framing and conceptual frameworks and social infrastructures play in the creation, presentation, and reception of stories.

The Mississauga meme has been: “No Tall Towers on the Lake” – will the meme survive?

This post concerns a well-attended community meeting, featuring many lively discussions, held at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit on Nov. 21, 2017. The meeting concerned the next steps for redevelopment of a stretch of Port Credit waterfront. This post … Continue reading

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When I visit the USA, I adopt the mindset of “the foreign correspondent”

Update As noted in a comment at the end of this post, the flippant tone of my review of the Chicago Tribune “gentrification” article is perhaps not warranted. Accordingly, a tentative bottom line that occurs to me, influenced by the … Continue reading

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My father’s photo album from 1936 Berlin Olympics drives my interest in reading Richard J. Evans’ trilogy about Nazi Germany

I have long been pondering how to approach the writing of a post about my late father’s 1936 Berlin Olympics photo album. The photo on the right was taken in Tartu, Estonia in 1936 or earlier. The photo, which is available … Continue reading

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Alfred Ramcharan served as administrator at early 1960s External Aid Office conferences, while he studied education at Macdonald College and McGill

The Alfred Ramcharan story is fascinating – including the information that, before he became a  highly regarded math teacher at Malcolm Campbell High School, he taught elementary and secondary school in Trinidad for several years, without a formal secondary school education. … Continue reading

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Byung-Chul Han is author of In the Swarm: Digital Prospects (2017) among other recent books

I have been reading In the Swarm: Digital Prospects (2017) in recent weeks. Today I need to return it to the Toronto Public Library. I look forward to placing a hold on again in future, so that I can read … Continue reading

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Humber Bay Parks – Architectural Project Public Meeting Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 Mimico Library

Following message is from CCFEW (an organization that would hugely benefit from having a shorter and catchier name): Humber Bay Parks – Architectural Project Public Meeting Monday, October 30 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Mimico Centennial … Continue reading

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Looking Back on the Lake Shore: Presentations on preservation of local history resources: Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at The Assembly Hall

The purpose of the current post is to bring attention to a message of Oct. 20, 2017 from Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes’ Office: Click here to access Ward 6 Councillor’s Message entitled: Looking Back on the Lakeshore > The … Continue reading

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Hansard transcript of Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding OMB Reform is now available

The Hansard transcript of the Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 17, 2017 hearing is now available. A transcript of the hearing on the same legislative topic, held the previous day on Oct. 16, is also available. By way … Continue reading

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Oakville mayor, Mississauga deputy city solicitor, and former Toronto chief planner speak out at Oct. 17, 2017 OMB Review hearing

Update A recent post is entitled: Hansard transcript of Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding OMB Reform is now available [End]   I was very pleased to have the opportunity to attend a committee hearing at Queen’s Park on Oct. … Continue reading

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I strongly support the striking Ontario college teachers; short-term faculty hiring is a bad-news trend

An Oct. 22, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Ontario college strike spotlights ‘new norm’ of precarious labour in academia: Hiring short-term contract faculty in colleges and universities is a growing and worrisome trend, critics say.” A related bad-news trend, concerning … Continue reading

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