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A community news start-up: The Saskatoon Express

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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

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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

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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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On the record with Jan Wong

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Jan Wong was a high-profile reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail up until “L’affaire Wong” in 2006. Earlier this month she self-published Out of the Blue, a book that documents the fallout from her infamous column on the Dawson College shootings. Now, she tells Belinda Alzner how one column changed her career and her life.

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Five questions for award-winning photojournalist Peter Bregg

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Photojournalist Peter Bregg has returned from a three-week tour of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan where he was photographing senator Roméo Dallaire and his work in the demobilization and reintegration of child soldiers. He spoke to Angelina Irinici about his experience and how difficult assignments can still choke him up.

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Randy Starkman, award-winning sports journalist, passes away at 51

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Randy Starkman covered 12 Olympic Games, won two National Newspaper Awards and was generally lauded as one of the best amateur sports reporters in the country. He passed away this morning in a Toronto hospital at the age of 51.

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