Oct 29, 2010

Rob Ford and the politics of anger

Eric Mang
The phrase most often used to describe the ascension of Ford is "voter anger." This rage against the machine may have blinded many Ford supporters as to the character and measure of this man.
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How Ford won the campaign on the ground, and not in the media

Why the media got it wrong

Mr. Granatstein also agreed with Ryerson University journalism professor April Lindgren's suggestion that, with polls handy, anecdotal evidence often gets short shrift.

"I think reporters have gotten away from trusting what they hear on the street because it's considered unscientific," Ms. Lindgren said.

But even the subtler signals of public intentions proved hard to read. Mr. Ford's overt decision not to court the mainstream media, and in some cases to shut writers out entirely, obscured what is often the best litmus test: the body language inside a leading campaign team.

Oct 26, 2010

Tips for citizen journalists covering elections

Ian Capstick
I've reported on a number of municipal or provincial election campaigns in my previous life doing radio news, so it was a pleasure to be reporting again for #OttVote -- albeit in much different way.
Oct 27, 2010

So, Rob Ford is mayor! What do we do now?

Tonya Surman
The creativity, energy, activism of Toronto hasn’t gone anywhere. In fact, it is challenge and adversary that breeds innovation and action. Oh, I can feel the anger turning into action already.


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