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Lorne Rubenstein: As rare as a double eagle

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When he announced his retirement in July, Lorne Rubenstein was surprised at the reaction he received from readers; he was a unique and invaluable voice in the world of golf, consensus showed. Jeff Krever sat down with Rubenstein to talk about how the 32-year veteran golf columnist began writing on the now-unique beat, and how he changed his mind about retirement, showing he isn’t quite ready to give up writing about the sport he loves.

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Canadian London 2012 press room named after Randy Starkman

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Randy Starkman passed away suddenly in April, but his legacy at the Olympic Games will continue to live on, as it was announced today that the press room at Canada’s Olympic House in Trafalgar Square would be named in his honour.

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Toronto Star legal affairs reporter Tracey Tyler dies of cancer at 50

Tracey Tyler, the Toronto Star’s long-time legal affairs reporter, passed away shortly before 7 a.m. today at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton at the age of 50.

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A community news start-up: The Saskatoon Express

They left the big daily in town to start their own community weekly, and Dale Brin and Cam Hutchinson aren't looking back. Angelina Irinici talks to the two men about how their community news start-up came to be and how it is different from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, where Brin and Hutchinson spent many years as publisher and managing editor, respectively.

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Telling your own story: Kamal Al-Solaylee talks Intolerable

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Journalists make a career of telling the stories of other people. But what about when it comes time to tell their own? Jeff Fraser explains how Kamal Al-Solaylee coped with this in the writing of his new book Intolerable, a personal memoir that documents his life as a gay man in the Middle East, his distinguished career and how his stories have affected his family.

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The journalists of the honorary degree class of 2012

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Spring convocation season is well underway, and a number of journalists have received or will be receiving honorary degrees from universities across Canada for their contributions to the industry

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Q&A with CJF Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jack Sigvaldason

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Jack ‘Sig’ Sigvaldason is this year’s Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Belinda Alzner caught up with the Northern News Service publisher to talk about the award, why their online paywalls have worked and how things have changed in northern journalism over the last 40 years.

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Joanne Kates’ lifelong love affair

Like all iconic love affairs, Joanne Kates’ relationship with food began many years ago. Angelina Irinici explains how The Globe and Mail’s veteran restaurant critic came to love food and why she’s not quite ready to hang up the pseudonyms just yet.

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Five questions for managing editor Kenny Yum on HuffPo Canada’s first birthday

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Happy first birthday Huffington Post Canada! We chatted with managing editor Kenny Yum about HuffPost Canada's first year, gaining respect as an original news source and their unique approach to social media. 

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Five questions for CBC Hamilton executive producer Roger Gillespie

It’s been two weeks since CBC Hamilton launched, marking the Corporation’s entrance into the local and responsive news website business. Angelina Irinici spoke with executive producer Roger Gillespie about the challenges they’ve faced so far, on taking criticism and what it’s like running CBC’s first digital-only service.

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