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Favourite pieces from my portfolio
Oct 13, 2018
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Here are some of my favourite clippings, covering some of my favourite topics: community news, labour relations and politics!

Postmedia

Has BlackBerry become a ‘patent troll’? Not quite, says Ottawa researcher

This was one of my favourite pieces at the Ottawa Citizen. Nice mix of business and tech and a good localization of a national story. Read more…

Algonquin College students build tradition with new Indigenous drum

I covered this Indigenous drum construction event for the Citizen during a five-week internship with them. Read more…

For more of my Postmedia work, here is my byline

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StittsvilleCentral.ca

SPECIAL REPORT: Neighbours express mixed views on Iber Road pot shop

A little investigation into how a pot shop in Stittsville was being received. Includes interviews with a local principal, the city councillor and some neighbours — as well as emails from an FOI. Read more…

John Curry carries on, despite the demise of the Stittsville News

A profile of local journalist John Curry I wrote for class in 2016. In 2018, after Curry’s newspaper closed, it was adapted for publication with newer info. Read more…

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Algonquin Times

Cheryl Jensen reflects on the year that was, looks ahead to 2018

A little video interview with Algonquin College president Cheryl Jensen.

Would faculty’s key demand in strike benefit students or cost them? (Algonquin Timeless)

Sometimes I like to get into the weeds of an issue. Here, I go really deep into whether the Fall 2017 college strike was really about students. This was the only story published on the strike that really delved into the issues and I think it did a good job. The Algonquin Timeless was a news site I edited to cover the strike, as the regular student newspaper had been shut down. Read more…

Ballooning maintenance backlog ups pressure on colleges

This little exposé on deferred maintenance at Ontario colleges, of which there is over $1 billion worth of, received an honorable mention for best student news writing in the 2017 Better Newspapers Competition! Read more…

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Glue magazine

Carleton support staff strike puts student’s research on hold

A colour story on the Carleton University support staff strike of 2018. I enjoy writing about labour relations issues, because they often affect people in complex ways (which are usually then ignored). Read more…


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