After 10 years with Global News, David Skok, director of digital news, is leaving to join the Boston Globe as a digital adviser to the editor.
According to Skok’s biography, he co-created the GlobalNews.ca network in 2009. He was a 2012 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University, the first digital journalist in Canada selected for the program, and the author of Breaking News: Mastering the Art of Disruption in Journalism. Skok began his career at ABC’s Nightline and joined Global News in 2003.
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In a memo announcing Skok’s departure, senior director of online and current affairs Ron Waksman said much of Globalnews.ca’s success “can be attributed to David’s vision and the direction he provided to his talented team.”