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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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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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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Analyze This

The digital revolution has given journalists an unparalleled ability to gauge audience reception to a story and boost traffic numbers. But does that data change the way media are covering the news? It’s a question many media organizations are asking themselves. In 2018, Corus Entertainment Inc.—the media and content company that owns Global Television and […]

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Do the Side Hustle

When British Columbia shifted from a BC Liberal government to an NDP one in May 2017, legislative reporters Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw went behind-the-scenes to chronicle the dramatic political campaign. By spring 2018, they had published their tell-all book, A Matter of Confidence. Many reporters, immersed in their beat, eventually decide to turn their […]

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Exposing Vancouver’s Real Estate Market

Real estate coverage in Vancouver has seen a large shift in recent years, with much credit going to local journalists who pushed for harder-hitting stories. Until as recently as two years ago, real estate in Vancouver was reported primarily as a by-the-numbers story. A handful of journalists—seeking a deeper understanding of how the industry works—started […]

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Keeping Up Appearances

Women journalists are no strangers to dealing with sexism in the workplace. And while progress has been made in recent decades amongst women in the industry, resistance to their success—and challenges not faced by their male colleagues—remain. Margo Goodhand knows well some of the struggles that face women journalists. Goodhand was the first female editor […]

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