Author Archive | Allan McKee

A day in the life of a social media producer

As a social media producer, Elamin Abdelmahmoud spends a large part of his time beginning conversations with TVO’s online audience. Before starting those discussions, he usually gets to TVO’s office at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto at 9:30 and goes to a pitch meeting half an hour later, he said. “We all present our pitches […]

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The Science of Vaccinations

In February, the Toronto Star published an article that profiled several young women who claimed to have been harmed by the HPV vaccine. The article was widely discredited and criticized for not emphasizing the scientific evidence that the HPV vaccine has virtually no risk. Reporter Allan McKee discusses how the article is part of a […]

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Pearl Hacks, which took place March 21-22, was a hackathon at University of North Carolina exclusively for women. <br /> Photo courtesy of Major League Hacking.

Hundreds hacking Western this weekend

  What would you say if you were told you had 36 hours to start and finish a software or hardware project? This weekend, about 300 people are going to do exactly that, at Hack Western, the first hackathon to take place at Western University. “We ended up getting a ton of people applying,” said […]

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Western University: Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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