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Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan is infamous for his declaration that the medium is the message. “What you print is nothing in comparison to the effect of the printed word,” the public intellectual said. This applies to all media – be it print, TV, radio, online and beyond. If you


I have a love-hate relationship with journalism. Sadly, I think I’ve accused media of all the vices under the sun. Yet throughout my adult life, the truth is I’ve reaped immeasurable benefit and fulfillment from the work of journalists. Recently, as part of our Public and Media Relations training workshops,


Oh, beloved journalism, The more I contemplate your origins, principles, ethics, best practices and the work of your greatest ambassadors and practitioners, the more I appreciate you. I also feel regret and sorrow, now and then, for too many people, myself included, focus excessively on the current state of affairs.


  In January 2016, Pope Francis released what I believe was the first web-based video on his monthly prayer intention. The theme: dialogue. As a PR professional, that touched me to the core. Dialogue has been a recurring theme of late in numerous circles inside and outside of the Church.


NET Canada, a leading youth ministry organization, has partnered with Dialogue and Grace to help spread the word about its expansion into Western Canada and Quebec. Building on a “listening campaign” focused on the needs of its stakeholders and constituents, Net Ministries is opening two news offices – out of