March 10, 2017
Newsroom Insider: Scott Radley chats with Spec editorial cartoonist Graeme Mackay about how drawing The Donald. And Steve Milton talks about being there for the big game
March 3, 2017
Newsroom Insider Ep. 4, March 3, 2017 | In the first half of this week's episide, host Jon Wells chats with reporter Mark McNeil about his feature in Saturday’s Spectator about Sunrise Records and the comeback of vinyl. In the second half, managing editor Jim Poling talks about the use of anonymous sources and the thorny issues it raises for journalists and the public alike.
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February 24, 2017
Newsroom Insider Episode 3, Feb. 24, 2017
Molly Hayes talks about a Hamiltonian's trial in St. Lucia, then asks photographers how to capture an abstract concept like 'weather'
February 18, 2017
In Episode 2 of the Hamilton Spectator's Newsroom Insider podcast, host Jon Wells talks to Spectator columnist Jeff Mahoney about his craft and a piece he wrote on local author Ray Cunnington, reporter Natalie Paddon about what it's like juggling a variety of stories on the night shift including covering a traffic fatality, and editor-in-chief Paul Berton about Donald Trump, among other topics. Plus bonus coverage: direct audio from health reporter Joanna Frketich's interview with Deb Matthews, Ontario's Deputy Premier and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, with respect to her coverage of concerns raised over the contract of Mohawk College president Ron McKerlie.
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February 11, 2017
In the inaugural edition of the Hamilton Spectator Newsroom Insider Podcast, host Drew Edwards talks to editor-in-chief Paul Berton about this new podcast project, Jon Wells about his remarkable profile of Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt and her husband’s battle with early onset Alzheimer's, as well as Joanna Frketich on Mohawk College president Ron McKerlie's secret contract.
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November 21, 2016
Mackenzie Hughes, 25, of Dundas won the PGA's RSM Classic on Monday morning in a playoff. It was the first win on the Tour for the PGA rookie. This audio from the news conference following the event, courtesy PGA Tour.