Well, that was awkward

On the night of Saturday, June 2, I was sitting at home when news of the Eaton Centre shooting broke. I follow a lot of journalists and editors on Twitter, and details of the event started to flood my Twitter stream.

About three hours after the first 911 call to police, I tweeted about the “strange, sudden urge to organize a vigil” the next day at Yonge-Dundas Square.

I had no idea what I was about to get myself into.

Why Participation Journalism is Good for You and Your Readers

For as long as I have been reading news on the internet, I have been reading nytimes.com. Since my family didn’t subscribe to the dead tree version, this allowed me to read huge portions of one of the best newspapers in the world.

So yesterday it was a bit of a surprise when I woke up to this one line email on Facebook.

“Did I just see you on a New York Times iPad video?”

And just like that, I was part of my favourite newspaper.