About

I’m a versatile and highly adaptable journalist who can — and often does — fill many roles in the newsroom.

My dream job is my current one: Social Media Strategist for GlobalNews.ca.

Previously I was Social Media Team Editor at the Toronto Star, where I was responsible foThis is mer the social media strategy behind two National Newspaper Award-winning projects.

I also worked on #StarBigIdeas, a months-long project that sparked an ongoing conversation with Toronto citizens about how to improve the city.The project won a Gold Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best Use of Social Media and was a finalist for a Project of the Year NNA.

For six months, I was a member of the award-winning Star Dispatches eReads project. I’ve been a member (and sometimes leader) of the Toronto Star’s Flex Desk, an editing team that is deployed throughout the newsroom as needed. I’m also a breaking news editor specializing in digital journalism.

Previously I have been a reporter, editor and paginator working in print, television and online media.

Teaching is a passion of mine and I’ve been lucky to have worked at Centennial College and more recently at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. I am a journalism trainer interested in journalism development and education opportunities.
I love social media and its influence on how we communicate. Increasingly, I’m interested in social media marketing.

Specialties:
Editing, Journalism training and development, digital news, breaking news, social media, grammar, entertainment, lifestyles, arts & leisure, post-secondary research, Fair Trade, cocktail culture.

One thought on “About

  1. I wonder if the Toronto Star, or any related outlets, would be interested in what I do. I’m a cartoonist with a bent towards social commentary. My interests are wide and varied. I also write and do illustrations. I think I could use an agent. Really like your blog, good work here.

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