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D2L Completes Initial Public Offering
Globe Newswire, 2021/11/09


This flew a bit under the radar but the people behind Desire2Learn - and especially CEO John Baker - have finally realized the financial windfall that the creation of a successful company brings. It couldn't happen to nicer people. Total gross proceeds were "$150,025,000 ($93,325,869 to D2L and $56,699,131 to the Desire2Learn Employee Stock Trust)."

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Student journalists are challenging the industry’s traditional ethics
Taylor Blatchford, Poynter, 2021/11/09


This is an article that could have been written about the Canadian University Press when I was involved with the organization in the early 1980s. "A socially conscious generation," reads the article, "is pushing back against journalism’s longtime standards of objectivity, neutrality and bias." I'm not sure whether this trend is new in American student journalism - if so, then it's long overdue - or whether the author simply doesn't know how long this has been an active discussion in student journalism. And - I should not - it's not only a "select group of journalists" that benefit from traditional journalism ethics, it's a select group in society (and you can probably guess who they are). On the other hand, I've always resisted the transition into full-blown advocacy journalism. The fundamental role of the journalist remains to inform.

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