Archive for the ‘Media Coverage’ Category

We look at the legacy of cultural icon Marshall McLuhan 50 years after his prophetic insights into the future of media   –    Listening Post   –  06 Apr 2013 Click on this link to watch a 25-minute video produced by Al Jazeera: In the 1960’s, long before anybody ever updated their Facebook page, posted […]

August 27, 2012  –  Mitt Romney: Too hot for a cool medium?  –  By John Doyle           The GOP presidential wannabe tries too hard on TV, & that never works With less mainstream TV coverage unfolding, it is all the more vital for the candidates to get face time on TV with those 66 per cent of […]

Tyler Anderson/National Post – A view of Yonge Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Friday, August 24, 2012 National Post readers Friday picked a new name for the square on the north-east corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets: Toronto Commons. With 475 votes, Toronto Commons beat out Sam’s Square (in honour of Sam the Record Man, which […]

On Sep. 26, 1960 Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy squared off against Vice President Richard Nixon in Chicago for the first of four debates between the two. It was also the first televised presidential debate in U.S. history — a fact that proved key to the outcome of the election. *** Is This JFK vs. […]

Never mind your city (Edmonton), which is not exactly known for its rich artistic life or cultural heritage, what about the message sent to the rest of Canada and the world? Edmonton is known for only two things to the wider world, its Edmonton Oilers that won the NHL’s Stanley Cup five times during the early ’80s […]

“Theirs is the customary human reaction when confronted with innovation: to flounder about attempting to adapt old responses to new situations or to simply condemn or ignore the harbingers of change–a practice refined by the Chinese emperors, who used to execute messengers bringing bad news. The new technological environments generate the most pain among those […]

   Cheryl Toshack and her husband hope the city will buy their Highhands house, the boyhood home of media visionary Marshall McLuhan. Photograph by: Rick Macwilliam, The Journal, Edmonton Journal City urged to save Highlands house by Gordon Kent, Edmonton Journal   –   January 13, 2012 The childhood home of acclaimed Edmonton-born philosopher Marshall McLuhan is being […]

“By 1972, I had read everything published by media guru Marshall McLuhan, and his idea that “we think and live mythically” influenced our tactics. Although we employed good science, we understood that the facts don’t always win the public mind. When we launched the whale campaign in 1974, I had a clear image in my […]

“The Medium is the Message” Marshall McLuhan and this Global Village Peeks into a 1960s University of Toronto classroom as the world-renowned communications theorist fascinates students with his insights about mass media Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian professor of English literature who burst into world prominence as a media guru in the 1960s. Working with […]

Politics and war, science and sports, memoir and biography — there’s a great big world of nonfiction books out there just waiting to be read. We picked the 100 best and most influential written in English since 1923, the beginning of TIME … magazine.  By JAMES PONIEWOZIK Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan It’s not often […]