David Beers

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David Beers is an adjunct professor ad the Simon Fraser University School of Communications. Beers is also a founder of The Tyee and supporter of independent, public-interest journalism.

A Good News Story About the News in British Columbia

The Vancouver School of journalism is having an impact on the media landscape

Why has B.C. become home to Canada’s most vibrant news ecosystem? Credit the wellspring of creativity here — the province’s beauty and potential has long attracted change-makers.

Hidden amid gloomy tales of the decline of Canada’s news media is a success story in southwestern British Columbia.

Here, a cluster of digital outlets have flowered by paying for top-notch investigative and solutions-focused reporting. They are forging new business models and training the next wave of journalists.