GUELPH POLITICAST #201 – Guelph Stuff (2019 Year in Review)

What a year! A lot can happen in 12 months, and 2019 was no exception. Along with the usual business of city council, there were two different budget processes this year, plus all kinds of special meetings on issues like the strategic plan, the main library, and a City operations campus on Dunlop Road. That was just the tip of the iceberg, and the podcast. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #201 – Guelph Stuff (2019 Year in Review)”

GUELPH POLITICAST #131 – Back With the Back-Grounder

News is the art of delivering the day’s information in an organized and coherent way, but stories don’t just happen with a beginning, middle and end all in one day. Some of the biggest stories, including the most important stories, trace their roots back many years. In the news, there’s an important function to not just understand the day’s events, but the events that led to the day’s events. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #131 – Back With the Back-Grounder”

GUELPH POLITICAST #59 – Bill Hulet, Guelph Back-Grounder

Hard to believe, but it’s been almost a year since the Guelph Mercury went out of business, and it’s a void that has still yet to be completely filled, even in spite of the best efforts of some people. But forget breaking news, and forget about the play-by-play at city council meetings just for a minute. News doesn’t happen in a void, and not every story – even most stories – is self-contained with a beginning, middle and end. Context. News is useless without it, but where can we now get it? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #59 – Bill Hulet, Guelph Back-Grounder”