I was a little critical of a story written by CFJC's James Peters a couple of weeks ago. I didn't know James wrote it when I wrote my post, and I am really honoured he would spend some time commenting and standing up for his piece.
James and I have a bit of a history. I rented him and his wife their first residence in Kamloops. They were good tenants who have since moved on to be homeowners.
I like that James not only does very good traditional journalism, he also understands the new world of social media. I'm talking about more the ethic, and less the technology. Behind a lot of blogs, are people who want to start and carry on a conversation.
I still think the story that I criticized was worthy of criticism, but I'm really thankful James took the time to state his thoughts. It makes me work harder to try to understand his point of view, and raise my already high estimation of CFJC.
When I comment critically, I always hope it to be constructive, and in the spirit of conversation.
James in emblematic of a Kamloops media corps who are starting to get the world of social media.