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Sarah Foster
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Oh, Sherrie, this is a beautiful, beautiful post.

Firstly, again, big kudos on finishing I recently ran my first 10K, so I totally know where you're coming from!

Secondly, I can't believe you managed to run 10K AND take photos along the way! All I could do was focus on the runner in front of me. Your photos made me feel as if I were running right along with you!

I've never heard about how blind runners are able to run races like this. Amazing! 

So, when's your next race? ;-)
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If only it was a few weeks later! I'll be in Ottawa in July for my honeymoon! Can't believe you're doing another one so quick! You go, girl! :)
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It's been a long time since I posted here, so might as well start with some thing good! Consider donating to my Run for the Cure 5K on Sept. 30. Thanks!
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This is an interesting approach taken by The Hamilton Spectator. Curious if they are looking for reader input for their online coverage, their paper coverage or both. Any thoughts about this?
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Interesting post.
 
Women: Do you lie about your marital status when you travel? Why or why not?
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This is just heartbreaking.
 
Baby Braeden has had 35 blood transfusions in the first 10 weeks of his life.
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Question: Does the Times' motto ("All the news that's fit to print") matter in an age where printing and publishing is so easy for the common person? Is there still news that's not fit to print?
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We have no intention of pulling the signal. We are still negotiating in good faith and expect a positive outcome.
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Bella settles in for a long winter's nap.
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Wishing +The Globe and Mail the best of luck in their first Google+ Hangout (starts in 5)! Should be interesting!
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Have you added OpenFile to your circles yet?
Community-powered local news.
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I hadn't! Thanks for the nudge, Sarah.
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Interesting question here: What does the mainstream media do when a citizen breaks news first on social media?

In this case, I don't think the AP stole the information and didn't credit it to the niece of Whitney Houston's hairstylist, but media should credit citizens when it does take from them — when they're right (and the media has verified the story itself).

Your thoughts? (Link via +William Doskoch)
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Unless you're the news originator, news reporting is, by definition, reactive. And there's always been a filtering up process. In 1986, I attended an Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association event in which the then-ME of the Edmonton Journal joked that it was nice to finally see those journos whose stories his paper had so often stolen.

If someone with a connection to the object of the news (in this case, the niece of WH's hair stylist), taps out a tweet, you're going to get scooped.

But that's why it's so incumbent on the media to get it right. I RTed the NYT and AP that night, because I trust them.

Unless I personally knew the hairstylist's niece, I certainly wouldn't have written a 'Whitney is dead' story based solely on her tweet.

I probably wouldn't have RTed until more info came in. Too many pranksters and too much possibility for error (Gordon Lightfoot).
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Really interesting story here. Of course, as a non-jschooler, I had a whole other battle to fight, but this story has some interesting arguments to it.
 
Should journalism schools admit fewer students because of the lack of available jobs in the industry?
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Ah yes - I had to read the article again to see the reporter did mention sarcasm. Not sure how sarcasm will serve that kid well in the industry, though.
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  • Rogers Communications
    Specialist, Community Management, 2012 - present
  • OpenFile
    Social media and community editor, 2011 - 2012
  • The Toronto Star
    Web Editor, 2010 - 2011
  • Sun Media
    Asst. National Pagination Co-ordinator, 2009 - 2010
  • National Post
    Web/copy editor, 2007 - 2009
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Booty Camp survivor. New runner. Avid reader. Writer of things.
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Shaved my head for Cops for Cancer
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    Film Studies, 2005 - 2008
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