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, and founded Haddington Reef Radio, a community media project launched under the direction of the Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, BC.
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 a proposal to create Canada's first National Urban Marine Park, in False Creek, Vancouver, BC.
University of British Columbia