Posts from: January 2017

Downloading Decision

Original Airdate – Feb 23, 2017 Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us? Downloading Decision is an original, 54-minute documentary that was commissioned for CBC Radio’s prestigious Ideas program. The documentary explores the question of moral decision-making by artificial intelligence: both the technical approaches and practical problems facing researchers in machine learning. The second…

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Leaders clash over pipelines during debate

Published: August 06, 2015 on CBC.ca LINK: Leaders clash over pipelines during 1st election debate Alberta’s energy exports sharply divided the leaders of Canada’s federal parties in the first debate of the election. Story contains reporting from the night of the debate, put into context by deep knowledge of energy issues. (Photo: Pipeline, by Jason…

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HUB MALL Shootings

Published: June 15, 2012 LINK:The Hub Mall Shootings Lead web writer covering story after a security guard shoots four of his co-workers during a robbery and sparks an international manhunt. Original reporting, combined with files from colleagues in radio and television. Also added value-added content. Also covered Travis Baumgartner’s eventual arrest and arraignment.

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How Google Captured El Capitan

Publish Date: November 12, 2016 for the Banff Centre Link: How Google Captured El Capitan Through Alex Honnold’s Eyes A feature on the momentous task of mapping out of the Nose, the technical climbing route and famous face of El Capitan in Yosemite. The piece follows Google project manager Sandy Russell’s championing of the trek, the…

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Don’t Believe Anything Kay Burns Tells You

Publish Date: January 08, 2016 Link: Don’t Believe Anything Kay Burns Tells You A profile of performance artist Kay Burns, and her alter-ego Iris Taylor. The piece explores Burns’ history, resurrecting the satirical Flat Earth Society of Canada, her upcoming Flat Earth Museum exhibition, and using her Taylor persona to highlight the deference to authority…

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Tracking a Measles Outbreak

Published May 28, 2014 on CBC.ca Link: Tracking a Measles Outbreak A combination of timeline and map to show possible connections between a wave of measles cases across northern Alberta. Research and coding by Scott Lilwall.

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BOOK REVIEW: THE PIPESTONE WOLVES

Publish Date: September 08, 2016 for The Rockies Magazine Link: REVIEW – THE PIPESTONE WOLVES: THE RISE AND FALL OF A WOLF FAMILY A review of Gunter Boch’s The Pipestone Wolves,  the result of Boch’s exhaustive observation of a wolf pack that moved into the Bow Valley in 2008. The book is part biography of the compelling,…

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Downtown Story

Published: June 1, 2013 LINK: Downtown Story A massive summer-long online series, which pulled together interviews, historical photos/video, user-generated content, long-form features and city data, all laid over a massive, custom built map to tell the story of Edmonton’s core neighbourhood — its past, present and future. Credits – Scott Lilwall, Michael Leschart, Michelle Bellefontaine,…

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Dying for A Drink

Published: April 19, 2014 on CBC.ca LINK: DYing for a drink An in-depth investigative piece on how climate change and industry expansion is decreasing Peru’s vital water supplies, putting the health of its people at risk. Multimedia feature combining text, video, maps, photos and interactives. Credits: Editing, digital production, design – Scott Lilwall Coding, design –…

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