Stephen Quinn: A Year After Inheriting B.C.s #1 Radio Show

An in-depth look at Quinn’s journey to reaching his 4 a.m. dream job. By Amanda Poole When Rick Cluff—the longtime host of The Early Edition—announced his retirement in December 2017, many wondered about the fate of CBC Radio’s flagship morning show. The show has been key to the success of Vancouver’s most-listened-to radio station, and […]

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Editor’s Note

By Gabrielle Plonka  Putting together a magazine in just eight weeks on the current state of journalism in B.C. felt impossible after only two years of study. It still does, though we seem to have achieved it. We are a small team, and we have been since we started in September 2017. We know each […]

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Loss of Faith

Throughout his life, Vancouver Sun religion reporter Douglas Todd has faced hardships, which led him to a life dedicated to the exploration of faith through journalism. Though his beliefs have helped him find meaning, it has not stopped him from reporting critically. Todd grew up an atheist, but once he met people with other beliefs […]

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Women of the World

After Haiti’s devastating earthquake hit in January 2010, Daniele Hamamdjian touched down in the impoverished nation as part of the first international reporting team to tell the story. That story would change her life. An Ottawa-based parliamentary correspondent for CTV News at the time, Hamamdjian soon found herself walking along roads littered with tarp-covered bodies […]

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Hitting the Paywall

As audiences turn to the Internet and away from traditional news platforms, media organizations have had to find new ways to fund their journalism. One method used by many media companies is the paywall—providing news to online readers, but at a price. While paywalls represent a revenue solution for journalism, they also pose a growing barrier […]

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Priced Out of Vancouver

 To make it as a journalist these days is a struggle, no matter where you’re based or what you’re reporting on. The media industry is in turmoil, and good jobs are increasingly hard to hold on to. But for reporters living in Canada’s most expensive city, survival has become an even more precarious proposition—especially for […]

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Fashionably Late

Marilyn Wilson never thought that, at the age of 50, her life would take a sharp turn in the direction of fashion. “It didn’t come easy, the writing didn’t come easy,” says Wilson, now 62. “I had to fight and I’m still fighting every inch of the way.” Wilson recounts her improbable journey during a […]

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Out In the Cold

It’s been five years since Neal Hall retired from his position at the Vancouver Sun and the long-time crime reporter continues to think about the unsolved murders he covered, wondering what happened to the victims, longing for a conclusion. Covering cold cases can take a toll on a reporter’s mental health. The public looks to […]

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Crossing Over

Most journalists have covered politics at some point in their careers. Some have even decided to cross over and seek elected office themselves.  For those who have made the switch, the reason why—according to two local politicians—is that the transition is a natural one, given the emphasis on connecting with people in both professions.  Jas […]

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