December 2008

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December 2008 Cover

The Case for Newspapers

As readership shrivels, Alberta’s two largest dailies have never been less relevant—or more necessary.

Published in Vol 11, No 10, December 2008, pgs 26-31


Black and White and Dead All Over

Youth are said to prefer online news and “citizen journalism” to newspapers. If they read at all. A look at the implications for writers.

Published in Vol 11, No 10, December 2008, pgs 32-35


Head in the Sands

Albertans use words such as “bonanza” and “sustainable” when speaking of the oil sands. World media prefer the term “dirty oil.”

Published in Vol 11, No 10, December 2008, pgs 36-41


Tails, No Baby

The winner of Alberta Views’ 2008 fiction contest.

Published in Vol 11, No 10, December 2008, pgs 42-44