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Wednesday October 22, 2014

22:03 An American viewpoint of CBC's coverage of Ottawa tragedy (510 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
'Canada’s CBC News Shows What Thoughtful Breaking News Coverage Really Looks Like'

For hours this afternoon, Canada’s CBC News covered the breaking news of at least three shooting incidents in Ottawa. Led by veteran anchor Peter Mansbridge, the rolling coverage was smart, careful, and absolutely un-American.

As Andy Carvin noted, Mansbridge set a respectful, careful tone, calling out interview subjects who had unconfirmed or contradictory information. “So much we could learn from his delivery today,” Carvin told me on Twitter.

On screen, CBC News kept a ticker scrolling, a “Breaking News” bug in the corner, a “LIVE” bug at the top right, and three boxes showing video and live pictures. Mansbridge rarely appeared on camera, even as he took pains to ensure information was correct before reporting anything–particularly the news a soldier shot at Ottawa’s War Memorial had died of his injuries.

As I watched via the network’s live stream in New York, I never heard a second of dramatic music, never saw a full-screen wipe with a catchy graphic like TERROR ON PARLIAMENT HILL, and never, ever heard Mansbridge or any of the CBC’s reporters dip even a toe into the waters of self-promotion.

Compared that to the American cable news networks, where we’ve come to expect that every prime time newscast will begin with urgent music and BREAKING NEWS–complete with multiple on-screen reminders that this is BREAKING NEWS of great importance. CBC’s coverage was, well, very Canadian. And to the nervous system of an American observer of TV news, it was decidedly strange to experience.

Mansbridge, in sharp contrast to the frenetic, breathless delivery we’ve come to expect from American news anchors in times of breaking news (including stories of far less significance than the attacks in Canada), was thoughtful, took his time, and seemed at times to pause, and to consider his words before speaking. Just. Imagine. That.

Around 1:30 ET, three-and-a-half hours into his coverage, Mansbridge paused to update viewers. “What do we know with certainty right now?” There was no place for exaggeration, rumor, or mistakes. It was like watching grown-up news. And suddenly, seeing it, I was struck by how often we don’t see it here in the U.S. It’s been a long time since American anchors like Frank Reynolds said “let’s nail it down…let’s get it right.”

Even if it means letting someone else report it first.

CBC News was soundly beaten by various journalists on Twitter with word the War Memorial soldier had died, but when time came for Mansbridge to bring this sad fact into his coverage, he warned he had “bad news” to report, and then very carefully explained how CBC came to believe this information was correct. It wasn’t loud and urgent. It was quiet and somber. And as such, it felt very, very important. It felt proper.

On a very frightening and horrific day for Canada, Mansbridge and his CBC colleagues did their jobs with dignity and respect. Andy Carvin is right. We could learn from their example.
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22:03 Prince Edward Island or PEI? (77 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
I'm curious for articles and formal writing when it is appropriate to write out Prince Edward Island as a whole and when to use PEI.

Often an acronym only has to be defined once and can then be used liberally through the rest of the document. Are there times however where Prince Edward Island should or needs to be written out in full?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
-Brian...
22:00 Autumn Aster »justpictureit
photo - Autumn Aster

I mistakenly called these flowers chicory the other day when showing them with dew. Silly me. Elizabeth called me on it and I realized some seniors's moment had occurred. I knew these were asters. I have chicory in my garden for pete's sake. I did find out though that there are two similar asters. You will have to guess which this is as I do not know. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii also known as New York Aster or Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G L Nesom. (formerly Aster novae-angliae L.), commonly known as the New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy. They look the same to me.

20:03 What did the Deer say? (33 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
What did the deer say when she walked out of the woods?


That's the last time i do that for two bucks. ":shock:"...
19:24 [LINK] "Ottawa shooting: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo dies of wounds, gunman also shot dead" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
CBC's Dean Beeby has a complete article up on today's tragic events in Ottawa.

Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot and fatally wounded a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill's Centre Block nearby.

The slain soldier is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton.

Moments later, MPs and other witnesses reported 30 to 50 shots fired inside the main Parliament building.

It was confirmed later the gunman was shot dead inside the building, felled by the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms and RCMP, according to MPs' accounts.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was on the Hill at the time of the shooting, but was safely taken away. Harper is expected to make an address to the country later this evening.

CBC News has confirmed the dead shooting suspect is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. CBC News has learned that Zehaf-Bibeau has a criminal record in Quebec dating back 10 years on some drug-related charges. Court documents from that time show that he lived at an address in Montreal.
18:42 Fall festival celebrates Sacred Garden expansion »Journal-Pioneer Local
LENNOX ISLAND -- The Community of Lennox Island will hold its first Fall Festival on Monday, October 27.
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