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Id Magazine, June 13 to 27,1996

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Features Editor: David South

In 1996 Id Magazine, an Ontario, Canada biweekly, was expanding and needed to improve the quality of its journalism, while making the difficult shift to being a more consistently professional offering. I was hired as Features Editor and set about quickly assembling a team of investigative journalists. My strategy involved targetting stories overlooked by Canadian newspapers and TV news. This led to a number of firsts, including an extensive investigation into Canada’s flourishing sex industry, the government’s addiction to casinos, unearthing a plot by neo-nazis to infiltrate Ontario high schools with hate rock, university students' catastrophic debt culture, reporting from the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Canada’s UN mission, and probing the government’s public services privatisation plans (including being invited to debate this topic on CBC TV’s programme, Face Off).

You can read more about my current and past work here: www.davidsouthconsulting.com

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