The best job I ever had was as a television arts producer on the CBC current affairs program The Journal. We began each day by devouring the newspapers before attending the morning meeting where researchers, production assistants, producers, editors and on-air reporters pitched news stories from around the world. Everyone was asked to participate. In that unadorned boardroom, sitting on chairs, perched on tables and balancing coffee cups, pens, papers, newspaper clippings and books, the people who put together the evening news grappled with events under the leadership of executive producer Mark Starowicz.
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