The editor of the Vancouver Observer, veteran journalist Linda Solomon talks to Joseph Planta about her website, journalism, civic engagement, blogs and blogging, and the unique media landscape in Vancouver.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Linda Solomon joins me now. She is the founding publisher of The Vancouver Observer. She’s fashioned it as a sort of Huffington Post for this part of the world—for Vancouver and the surrounding area. She has written for the International Herald Tribune and the LA Times. We’ll talk about The Vancouver Observer, the stories covered there, and the issues arising in our town. The website is www.vancouverobserver.com. In Vancouver, this day, please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Linda Solomon; Good morning, Ms. Solomon.