About Me

Jeff and Air Canada PenguinOh, hai Internet! I’m Jeff, a writer, producer, food truck fan, and Edmontonian.

I’m the publisher of a new Edmonton magazine, called Edmonton Quotient (or, EQ), which aims to create and curate conversations about issues important to people living here in Edmonton. (I guess that makes me a business owner too?)

My journalistic goals for EQ are to provide some depth and context to the many local topics that get coverage from the daily media in Edmonton (and some that don’t get much or any coverage), and have voices craft the stories, and be included, that aren’t all boring white men like me. A business goal is to create a place where Edmonton businesses can advertise to people who could walk in and buy something from a neighbour today.

Recently, you’d have also found me building community over at Postmedia Labs with projects like Capital Ideas.

I’m a producer at the edmontonian media co., where I get to write and create films and web videos with my smart and hilarious partner, Sally, and other awesome Edmontonians.

For the past several years I’ve also dedicated my time to the board of the Strathcona Centre Community League, one of Edmonton’s 157(+) neighbourhood organizations fostering recreation, involvement, and planning and development discussions. It’s a great way to get some non-profit board experience, learn about what’s happening in your neighbourhood and meet people who live next door.

Other places you can find me out and about on the Internet include Twitter, Instagram, and on YouTube, FlickrSoundCloud. Or you can hit me up by email.

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Now here are some other things I have done, followed by two good places to eat some BBQ on the prairies.

Jeff Explains a Thing on the edmontonian presentsthe edmontonian – A popular city blog which focused on people, businesses, events, and news. We also had a 6-part TV series on ShawTV. In 2011, the edmontonian won SEE Magazine’s Best Edmonton Blog and the TV series was nominated as Best Light Information Program at the Alberta Media Production Industry Assocation (AMPIA) awards.

For seven years, I lead the Edmonton and Winnipeg bureaus of Accessible Media Inc. (AMI). AMI is a non-profit broadcaster dedicated to making media accessible to all Canadians, and telling the stories important to disability communities across the country.

Manufactured News – My first attempt at blogging. It’s not terrible?

A career in news and media – Reporting and broadcasting across Canada with Accessible Media, SEE Magazine, CityTV-Edmonton, and on the Corus Radio Network with Edmonton’s 630 CHED, 640 Toronto, and Winnipeg’s CJOB-68.

Commentating and quoted –  You might have been angered by something I said in the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Metro, or Vue Weekly. Or maybe you were annoyed by my voice on Alberta Primetime, CBC News Network, CBC RadioCJSRThe Unknown Studio or the Inglorious Hipsters podcast.

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If you’re in Winnipeg, Manitoba I recommend you stop by Lovey’s BBQ for some of the best ribs, brisket, and their homemade iced tea.

Lovey's ribs and beans

If you’re in Edmonton, Alberta, I think you need to stop in at Meat. The best ribs I have ever eaten, hands down.

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Journalist, Producer, Edmontonian