Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is the founder and executive director of OpenMedia.ca. OpenMedia.ca is an award-winning Canadian nonprofit organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada. Steve is also an open Internet advocate, writer and social media consultant. His writing has appeared in numerous local and national publications such as The Tyee, the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, The National Post, rabble.ca, Epoch Times, Common Ground and Vue Weekly.

Steve Anderson
Columnists
Apr 6, 2010

A lost opportunity for openness

In a victory for the open media movement, the CRTC developed new web 'traffic management' guidelines. However, the CRTC will not enforce it, and the government is failing to support 'Net Neutrality.'
Columnists
Mar 3, 2010

Is Canada a mobile laggard?

If politicians and policy craft a vision and plan for our digital economy, Canada could become a leader in mobile communications leading to new forms of entrepreneurialism and social change.
News
Feb 2, 2010

The Olympics: An opportunity for media innovation?

Steve Anderson
Kat Braybrooke
Vivian Xudan Pan
Jacqueline Cusack McDonald
With new venues dedicated to citizen-produced art, ideas and journalism emerging in Vancouver and the city's active social justice scene, could the Olympics be more inclusive than other media events?
Columnists
Dec 2, 2009

Long live unintended consequences

Big telecom companies like Telus like to scare policy makers by suggesting any open Internet requirements for Internet Service Providers will lead to "unintended consequences."
Columnists
Sep 3, 2009

Can social media save journalism?

Which is more engaging: reading an article in a newspaper or talking about it with a friend afterwards? This is what media producers should ask as they navigate the current crisis in journalism.
Columnists
Aug 3, 2009

Open media, open democracy

There was something different in the air this time -- the July CRTC hearing on traffic management (a.k.a net neutrality) had a dynamism to it that seemed foreign to the walls that contained it.
Columnists
Jul 6, 2009

Creative Commons goes mainstream

The free Creative Commons license system allows media "produsers" to easily copyright their work while encouraging the production of media as a continuous and shared process.
Podcast
Jun 9, 2009

Future of the Internet Townhall

Needs No Introduction
An Internet Townhall event at the Gladstone Tavern in Toronto, Ontario on June 8 organized by SaveOurNet.ca.
Columnists
Jun 8, 2009

Embracing an innovation agenda

With the world economy in a slump, now is the time to mandate Net neutrality and open access, and to replicate municipal ISP models that work in cities and towns across Canada.

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