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Archive for Category: "Faculty – David Balzer"

Article published in MB Herald – challenge and opportunity of technology

Article published in MB Herald – challenge and opportunity of technology

I was invited to reflect on the opportunity and challenge of emerging technologies in local and national contexts in a recent article for the MB Herald.  I’m happy to share it here. I trust it offers up some food for… [More]

The Future of News is happening now – March 21

The Future of News is happening now – March 21

I can’t wait for the Going Barefoot 4 conference to start!  Some of Winnipeg’s best public media communicators are coming together at CMU to tackle the question of how to make great news!  I get to work with a fabulous… [More]

Recent book reviews published – Taking pop culture seriously

Recent book reviews published – Taking pop culture seriously

The MB Herald asked me to review two books recently.  Both authors are compelled to help us think Christianly about culture – particularly culture that is made possible by electricity.  Turner investigates the broader expressions of leisure activity such as… [More]

Two worthwhile stories on millenials

In the last two days I’ve bumped into two worthwhile stories about millenials (18-30 year olds).  One story was referred to me by a friend from the Winnipeg Free Press that addresses the changing landscape of journalism as Generation Y… [More]

Radio still relevant

A friend of mine in the communications business sent me a note about radio. For anyone who has ears, this information about radio is worth sharing. “February 13 was the second annual World Radio Day (sponsored by UNESCO. It was… [More]

CMU Students Inspire Change through Radio

CMU Students Inspire Change through Radio

March 6, 2012 – Communications & Media Students Join with Local Radio Station IGNITE 107FM to Help “Ignite Change” – Communications and Media students from Canadian Mennonite University have produced a series of radio spots in two unique formats to… [More]

To Tweet or not to Tweet: Social media workshop

A timely workshop specifically for non-profit, NGO and faith-based communicators in the Winnipeg area.  This workshop is being coordinated by the team that puts together the Going Barefoot Communications Conferences. To Tweet or not to Tweet: Developing a social media… [More]

Going Barefoot III Communications Conference on Oct 14

Going Barefoot III Communications Conference on Oct 14

Going Barefoot III is a one-day communications conference is being hosted at CMU on Friday, October 14.  Well worth signing up, for anyone interested in creative communications harnessed for good in our world. Everything Old is New Again: Communication and… [More]

Technology and education…this graphic made me think!

Technology and education…this graphic made me think!

As Fall startup approaches, this graphic caught my attention.  If education was really about the mere transmission of data, I imagine these stats would be at the top of most faculty meeting agendas.  In my view of education as formation… [More]

Putting an iPhone to good use

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday July 5, I’ll be hitting the road from Winnipeg to Ottawa as part of a Guinness World Record attempt at the fastest bike ride across Canada. Let’s be very clear, my role is NOT to ride the… [More]