With the speed at which information is disseminated online, print media in the age of technology continues to evolve. But is the print media model sustainable in the face of this rapid change? In this week’s episode of GetConnected AT WORK our hosts, Mike Agerbo and Chris Pereira, speak with Kirk Lapointe, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Business in Vancouver. An experienced journalist with extensive experience in editorial, Kirk offers his unique insight on the role print media will play in the future. Touching on the importance of thought leadership and responsible journalism, Kirk reminds us that print media has the power to offer a unique perspective that goes beyond reporting events. Though he remains positive about the future of print and journalism, Kirk acknowledges that media outlets have work to do in to redefining print media in the age of technology.
As an adjunct professor for UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism, Kirk also discusses the future of careers in journalism.
About Kirk LaPointe
Kirk LaPointe is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Business in Vancouver Media Group, which publishes the popular BIV weekly along with two dozen magazines. As part of BIV, he co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also the Vice President, Editorial of the parent company of BIV, Glacier Media. With a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and an extensive background in journalism and media, Kirk has held senior editorial and leadership roles at CTV News, The Hamilton Spectator, National Post, The Canadian Press, and CBC Newsworld. As an adjunct professor of Ethics and Leadership and the Executive-in-Residence at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Kirk shares his passion for journalism with students.
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