MARK SCHNEIDER is a retired senior journalist with 35 years experience. He was the founding managing editor at NowPublic.com, a bold experiment in Citizen Journalism. He was CTV National News’ first “Internet Guru”. For four years he hosted Digital Desk, a daily national news segment on NewsNet, CTV’s headline news channel. He was also New Media Advisor to the President of CTV, its first New Media Senior Editor, and built CTV’s first website. In 1998 he was a founder of New Media BC, a pre-eminent trade organization representing an industry with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion generated by more than 350 companies.
Prior to coming to CTV, Schneider was bureau Chief in Ottawa for BCTV between 1989 and 1994. He was a senior reporter for CBC Television and a broadcaster for CBC Radio.
Mark has taught at the Medill School of Journalism as part of a Lilly Foundation scholarship, and as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Journalism.
He is currently researching Big Weed vs. Small Bud: The Future of Cannabis Culture.
Mark's got the whole catastrophe: wife, two kids and one granddaughter, Max. And a sailboat gathering dust in the westcoast of Mexico. His old grandad handle is @ZaidaMeister
University of British Columbia