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
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
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
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
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
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