David Beers

David Beers
Harvey Southam Lecturer
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David Beers founded and heads The Tyee, launched in 2003 as a Vancouver-based experiment in new ways of doing online journalism in the public interest, including solutions-focused reporting, crowd-funded support and a humane work culture. Before The Tyee, he was a senior editor at The San Francisco ExaminerMother Jones Magazine and The Vancouver Sun. An award-winning magazine writer, he taught feature writing at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism for 18 years.