Monthly Archives: July 2012

Most Common Errors Made by Aspiring Op Ed Writers – part 1

Whether you’re picked last for the ball team, get rebuffed on the first date, or fail to elicit a positive response from an editor, rejection stinks. That’s why Informed Opinions offers online editing feedback (free to our workshop participants, but … Continue reading

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Ideas about knowledge mobilization from Queen’s University’s “death and grief girl”

When Jill Scott, a professor in Queen’s German department, participated in an Informed Opinions workshop last year, I had no idea she was the self-proclaimed “death and grief girl”… Until a few months later, she wrote a thoughtful op ed … Continue reading

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Deferring to Jay Smooth on trolls

Don’t take my word for it… On the retrograde troll front, I defer to hip hop DJ and vlogger, Jay Smooth, who recently weighed in on the classic, cautionary Internet story involving media critic, Anita Sarkeesian. He offers a compelling and persuasive analysis … Continue reading

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