When A Magazine Loses Its Way: Larger Lessons from the Canadian Geographic Fiasco

Canadian Geographic (CG) magazine and its owner, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), are having a very bad month. First, there were hard questions about the curious role of RCGS Chief Executive Officer, John Geiger, during and after the search for John Franklin’s doomed flagship, HMS Erebus. This week, the crowd-funded news site Canadaland revealed […]

How breakfast cereal makers entice kids into a life of sugar crimes

It’s not quite in the category of marketing cigarettes to young teens, but the efforts by food and beverage companies to entice children to consume sugary breakfast cereals and soft drinks are highly effective, if not controversial. Public health authorities have repeatedly warned that food marketing influences children’s food preferences and diet, and contributes to […]