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Digital Voices: Social Media, Hockey Reporting, and the Fans

Digital Voices: Social Media, Hockey Reporting, and the Fans

By Avi Goldberg, Featured Contributor,  All Habs Hockey Magazine MONTREAL, QC. — In the ongoing consideration of the effects of social media, one unsolved puzzle is the extent to which digital technologies are changing human communications and interactions. And, with … Continue reading

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113 Days of What, Exactly? The ‘Catelli’ Lockout

113 Days of What, Exactly? The ‘Catelli’ Lockout

I know that we’re all sick and tired of the lockout. And, though it won’t be long before hockey fans in Canada get back into the routine of the games, many of us are also somewhat troubled by what we and local businesses and their workers have had to endure over the last 113 days. Continue reading

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Krys Barch, Messages From The Margins

Krys Barch, Messages From The Margins

There has been a fair amount of debate surrounding the Krys Barch Twitter rant from last Saturday night and whether there was any big picture significance to the thoughts of a marginal NHL player. Judging from the media coverage of the incident, in which the analysis has mostly alternated between slim and scathing, skepticism reigns. Continue reading

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CTV’s Brian Wilde Previews Habs 2011 – 2012

CTV’s Brian Wilde Previews Habs 2011 – 2012

It’s no secret that the Montreal Canadien fan-base is extremely passionate about their team. The vast number of blogs, forums, and websites is somewhat overwhelming. The constant stream of Habs-related conversations consistently light up my Twitter timeline.  Yes, fans love to be heard and are never short on opinion! Continue reading

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Media, Grinches & the Spirit of Christmas

Media, Grinches & the Spirit of Christmas

One of my favourite parts of the season is receiving cards and emails from people I don’t talk to on a regular basis. Often there is an update about themselves and their families. Those who choose to make contact by phone speak in a special tone that denotes an extra helping of caring. Continue reading

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NHL Twitter Rankings

NHL Twitter Rankings

Twitter has become an essential tool of communication in the NHL between media, new and traditional, fans, sponsors, teams and the league. Within the media segment, Twitter communication are distinguished by a two-way engagement with the audience which is in stark contrast to traditional forms of print or broadcast journalism. Continue reading

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The MSM Sound Check – Another Perspective

The MSM Sound Check – Another Perspective

Over the course of the past few days, I’ve sat and listened intently as this ridiculous melodrama has played out…and I’ve finally reached a point where I feel I need to offer my two cents (regardless of how much it’s worth due to the current exchange rate between US and Canadian currencies – lol).

First let me congratulate Rick on not only writing these extremely intelligent, well-balanced pieces of journalistic GOLD but for also having the where-with-all to stand up to the bullies and territorial hounds who make up a growing portion of the MSM…it’s not often enough that their actions and words are held under a microscope. Continue reading

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MSM Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

MSM Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Following the “The MSM Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks” and its companion piece, “MSM and New Media, Next Steps”, we seemed to be making some progress. There were open discussions, an airing of views and, dare I say, a beginning of a better understanding of issues on both sides. There even seemed to be some enthusiasm for my proposal of a media summit.

It wasn’t exactly the Treaty of Versailles but it was an improvement on tensions that have been described as the battle between the mainstream media (MSM) and bloggers. Continue reading

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MSM and New Media, Next Steps

MSM and New Media, Next Steps

Who says that you can’t quote Shakespeare in a hockey story? The reaction to The MSM Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks has been overwhelming.

Some people are disappointed that this has become such a combustible topic. Me too. Most fans have already moved on and enjoy their hockey coverage from many sources, both mainstream media (MSM) and non-traditional. They find the debate tedious. Continue reading

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