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Category: Slow Journalism

Narrowing the Scope

Having time to sit with the idea of this project has afforded me the ability to come to realizations and resolutions to problems naturally rather than forcing them. I always saw this project in very specific terms: large format black and white portraits against a white backdrop. However, after compiling my list of those involved […]

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Saskatoon Bands

I began compiling lists of Saskatoon’s bands and individuals within the music community off the top of my head, augmented with a bit of digging, and already the list of bands is over 50 long, with  well over 100 individuals. It seems this list will only grow, as I remember more names and research further. […]

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Saskatoon Music Community Ethnography

What began as a documentary portrait project has grown into a full-fledged ethnography of the Saskatoon music community. At first it was to be portraits, but interviewing my subjects seemed to be a natural and necessary progression. The focus will be on the individuals in the community and how they are interrelated, rather than the […]

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Repercussions of Canada’s 2012 Federal Budget

In a move away from the ideals of slow journalism (which allows for more accurate gaining of insight), the new Federal budget – highlights of which can be viewed via the Calgary Herald – has reduced timelines of environmental reviews required of major resource projects. “Currently, major resource projects can take as long six years […]

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The Death of Slow Journalism?

The American Journalism Review notes the impending doom of the type of in-depth, long-form coverage known as Slow Journalism in an article by Candy Cooper: “The canceling of this year’s Nieman Narrative Journalism Conference is only the latest blow to long-form, story-driven journalism. A veteran narrative journalist looks back at her decades in the trenches […]

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Rob Hornstra and Slow Journalism

  Hornstra is immensely inspiring to me as an example of how to do what you want to do and be successful at it. The video below documents how he goes about doing this: http://www.vice.com/picture-perfect/picture-perfect-rob-hornstra

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