Host Garry Shearer is joined by Ian Jacques, editor of the DELTA OPTIMIST, to illuminate one of Delta, BC’s key storytellers. The tables have turned as the journalist now recounts his own story of success and struggle. During this discussion, Garry picks Ian’s brain on the craft of reporting and the industry's transition from print to digital. With a deep-seated upbringing in news and media, ink runs through Ian’s veins, and he asserts that our community is the heart of the Optimist. For Ian, authentic journalism and community involvement are one and the same. As such, the pandemic has introduced a challenge for Ian and his team in reading the body language of the individuals they interview. Virtual communication is limiting, but the acumen of Ian and company has enabled them to sustain their journalistic integrity. And there has never been a more important time to tell Delta's story.
Music: "Growing Chorus" by Terry Munday