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AHA MEDIA mentioned in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper’s article “Hyper Local Bloggers document life” on June 23, 2010

Recently AHA MEDIA was mentioned in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper’s article “Hyper Local Bloggers document life” on June 23, 2010 by Megan Stewart, Staff Writer

Irwin Oostindie, the executive director of W2 Community Media Arts Society, said media diversity is good for audiences and democracy. Online publishing atomizes the media landscape by splintering a few news sources into many, and this diversity, he says, helps residents makes sense of their city and gives voice to those who otherwise remain unheard.

Oostindie points to AHA Media, which began with three self-described citizen journalists covering the East Side and now offers media consulting to residents and organizations across Vancouver.

“They’re a great example of how social media breaks the divide, providing a voice to people who would not normally have a voice.

“Bloggers have the opportunity to use their neighbourhood as a platform to engage in a meaningful way,” he said.

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/news/Bloggers+hood/3200690/story.html#ixzz0s2RdmXHR

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  1. June 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Wonderful to see AHA MEDIA get this recognition. You are doing an awesome job!

    • June 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      Gillian

      Thank you so much for everything you’ve done! You were the one who believed in us from day one! :) :)

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