The column I never got to write for the Calgary Herald

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Newspapers and Magazines | 0 comments

When I left the Calgary Herald, I didn’t get a chance to write a farewell column. Here’s what I might have written.

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Brief Encounters now available in book form

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Books, Brian's Blog, Journalism | 0 comments

My favourite Brief Encounters columns for the respected online journal Facts & Opinions are now collected and published as an eBook.

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A reporter-turned-politician sues Canada’s largest newspaper publisher

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Justice, Newspapers and Magazines, Politics | 0 comments

Television war correspondent Arthur Kent earned the nickname “Scud Stud” when he reported about Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf war of 1991. He received a less flattering designation when he ran for provincial politics in Alberta.

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Langara Journalism at 50

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Newspapers and Magazines | 0 comments

I had the dubious distinction of being identified as the oldest graduate of the Langara journalism program when former and current students and staff gathered on May 15 at a community centre in Vancouver’s former Olympic Village to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary.

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One casualty of the CBC cuts: Tara Weber

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Brian's Blog, CBC, Job losses, Journalism | 0 comments

The local newspapers have been silent about the 20 job cuts at CBC Calgary. I’ve put a human face on the story. It belongs to a young woman named Tara Weber.

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