Video of my TEDx Toronto talk

Back in September, I was honoured to be asked to be one of the featured presenters at the first TEDx Toronto, a kind of mini-version of the famous TED conference (whose videos are highly recommended). The video of that presentation,which was entitled “Five Ways New Media Can Save Old Media,” is now available on YouTube, and I have embedded a version of it in this post, or you can watch it in all its high-def glory here. Frankly, I wish that I had gotten to the point a little faster — and I’m sure the organizers wish I had as well, since I went over my time by quite a bit (no one seemed to mind though, which was quite nice of them). Thanks to Ryan Merkley and Becca Pace, and to the other speakers like Peter MacLeod and Gavin Sheppard, it was a pleasure to share the stage with you. Videos of all the speakers can be found on the Tedx YouTube page.

13 thoughts on “Video of my TEDx Toronto talk

  1. Great talk, Mathew! I particularly liked your point about the “journalistic priesthood”. To be honest, I had never been a fan of the Globe partly because I felt such a sense emanating from some of the journalism there (here?), and you have been almost singlehandedly responsible for making me revisit that notion. If “traditional” media outlets such as the Globe embrace that kind of perception change on a larger scale as being not only good for journalism but also good for business, I think they'll have a much better shot at evolving enough to survive.

    • Thanks for the comment, Greg — and for the compliment 🙂 I think you are
      right about the benefits of changing our attitude and becoming more human.
      It has considerable benefits not only for our journalism but for our
      business as well.

  2. Great talk, Mathew! I particularly liked your point about the “journalistic priesthood”. To be honest, I had never been a fan of the Globe partly because I felt such a sense emanating from some of the journalism there (here?), and you have been almost singlehandedly responsible for making me revisit that notion. If “traditional” media outlets such as the Globe embrace that kind of perception change on a larger scale as being not only good for journalism but also good for business, I think they'll have a much better shot at evolving enough to survive.

  3. Thanks for the comment, Greg — and for the compliment 🙂 I think you are
    right about the benefits of changing our attitude and becoming more human.
    It has considerable benefits not only for our journalism but for our
    business as well.

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