If the Internet is the medium, what’s the message? These are interesting times in which to practise cultural journalism, recording the nasty dilemmas, frustrating challenges and wondrous opportunities that new technology and media present to the artists who create content — as well as experiencing them directly myself.
I write features on everything from trends in television and arguments over copyright law to the future of book publishing or recorded music in the arts section of the Globe and Mail where you can follow my recent journalism. (http://www NULL.theglobeandmail NULL.com/search/?q=kate+taylor)
The Atkinson Project
In 2009-2010, I undertook a special research project about the digital future of Canada’s cultural industries, a test case for national content in a borderless world. The results were published in the Toronto Star. (http://www NULL.thestar NULL.com/topic/atkinson2010 target=)
Here’s my sound bite (http://vimeo NULL.com/moogaloop NULL.swf?clip_id=13332338&server=vimeo NULL.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=999999&fullscreen=1&autoplay=1&loop=0) on the project.
To watch a longer interview on the subject, visit TVO’s The Agenda. (http://www NULL.tvo NULL.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda/index NULL.cfm?page_id=7&bpn=779883&ts=2010-10-27%2020:00:00 NULL.0)
For more information about the fellowship, visit the Atkinson Charitable Foundation. (http://www NULL.atkinsonfoundation NULL.ca/what_we_fund?PROGRAM_ID=10)