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Mel Rothenburger’s Webster speech and another journo trade

December 1, 2011

As previously recommended. Follow this link to view Kamloops Daily News editor Mel Rothenburger’s acceptance speech upon being awarded the 2011 Bruce Hutchinson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Just as good is the seven-minute video shown prior to the presentation of Rothenburger’s award. Click here.


One more journalist trade and we can call it a trend. The Peninsula News Review has a new editor: Erin Cardone joins the paper from the Victoria News, where she was a reporter. She’ll replace Laura Lavin who has gone to, you guessed it (hopefully because of the lede sentence), the Victoria News, where she is now an associate editor.


Lindsay Chung is leaving the Comox Valley Record to become editor of the Ladysmith Chronicle.

From the Record:

With the Record since 2007, she has reported mainly about education, health, Courtenay and CFB Comox.

She just finished covering the Courtenay mayoralty and council elections.


From earlier this month:

Timothy Schafer, is the Trail Daily Times newest reporter. Schafer, is still young enough to rock a pony tail but is already building a reputation as the Mike Sillinger of the Canadian newspaper world:

At 27, he became the youngest daily newspaper managing editor at the time in Canada. Print got into his blood, as did the need to be plugged into the heart of a community, and that new passion took him across Western Canada.

Prior to coming to the West Kootenay, Schafer has been a managing editor (Lloydminster Daily Times, Prince Rupert Daily News, Parksville Morning Sun), photographer (Prince Albert Daily Herald), desk editor (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Fort MacMurray Today) and reporter (Nanaimo Daily News, Yorkton This Week and Enterprise, Wynyard Advance, Interior News (Smithers) and Comox Valley Echo).



Susanne Martin is the new editor of the Bowen Island Undercurrent. Longtime editor Martha Perkins will provide “guidance” as managing editor.

From the paper:

The publisher of two travel books – on Prague and Nepal – [Martin] is also a freelance writer whose fiction and personal essays have been published in magazines and anthologies.

Over the years, she’s held various roles in all aspects of the Undercurrent and is very much aware of the important role the newspaper fills in the community. She’s provided the newspaper with continuity and is a respected feature writer and reporter both in the community and beyond.


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