A voice of Victoria and why local journalism matters

Host Lucky Budd welcomes Jack Knox to the Vital Victoria Podcast. Recently retired from the Times Colonist in Victoria, B.C., Jack shares his story on how he got his start in journalism and the first story he ever wrote covering a dead cow on the road in Kamloops. He talks about his start at the Times Colonist, from copy editor to columnist and how his column started with a piece on men at craft fairs. They also talk about the importance of local journalism and how it can help create a sense of belonging, healthy engagement in our community, and more.


Vital Signs Issue Area

Sustainable Cities make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable for all. In Greater Victoria’s 2022 Vital Signs Report, survey participants gave Belonging and Engagement a B grade (see pages 12 & 13). This issue is connected to Sustainable Development Goals: Reduced Inequalities and Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Episode 15 Guest

Jack Knox Jack Knox is an “award-losing” columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist. Since joining the Times Colonist in 1988, Jack worked as a copy editor, city editor, editorial writer and editorial page editor. Prior to that he was an editor and reporter at newspapers in Campbell River, Regina and Kamloops.

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