THE MISSING MESSAGE IN MEDIA
with KIRK LAPOINTE,
The Vancouver Sun
Please join us for lunch as Kirk talks about the expansive realm of personal self-help and spirituality, and the challenges media face in chronicling this phenomenon.
Thursday, FEBRUARY 17, 2005
12:15pm - 1:30pm
B.C. Gas Building
Main Floor 1111 West Georgia St. Vancouver
Seating is limited.
Please RSVP by Wednesday February 16th
(so we can make accurate catering arrangements).
RSVP phone: 604.685.6560
RSVP email: email@example.com
Cost: $15.00 Members and $20.00 Non-members
(includes salad, sandwiches & beverages)
See you there!
ABOUT KIRK LAPOINTE
Born and raised in Toronto, Kirk was educated in journalism at Ryerson, and worked at the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail before joining The Canadian Press upon graduation in 1980.
He worked in Toronto as a general assignment reporter for one year, then moved to Ottawa covering Parliament for three years (the final years of Pierre Trudeau, the election of Brian Mulroney). Moving back to Toronto with CP to cover broadcasting and communications, he then became the Lifestyles Editor, before returning to Ottawa, this time as News Editor for CP.
Two years later Kirk was hired as a host by CBC Newsworld upon its launch. Another two years passed and CP offered him Ottawa Bureau Chief, while he continued to work for Newsworld part-time as a host of a weekly show. Kirk ran the bureau for four years before being appointed General News Editor of CP, based in Toronto. That was a short-lived assignment because Southam News recruited him away to be its Editor in Chief and General Manager in Ottawa.
But a little more than one year later, Kirk was appointed Editor in Chief of The Hamilton Spectator. A few months into his term at the Spectator, he was asked to help prototype what eventually became National Post, and was hired away to be its founding Executive Editor. Kirk then was recruited back to Hamilton to be Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief, and then recruited to be Senior Vice President of CTV News, running all of its news division (as it was integrating with the Globe and Mail under Bell Canada Enterprises). Kirk left two years later to work for the Toronto Star, then came to B.C. one year later to be Managing Editor of the Vancouver Sun.