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Dave Brindle is a Canadian broadcast journalist and producer. He hosts and produces news programming that links old and new media platforms. He has created "sharing-of-information" partnerships with other news organizations, and has been called an "innovative radio producer." He believes traditional media, such as radio, must think in terms of "a website with a radio station attached to it, not a radio station with a website." He is now producing collaboratory short shows for that purpose.
"Participatory journalism need not be complicated; sometimes it's just a matter of incorporating the conversation that is already happening online. For example, when I was asked to go on the Dave Brindle show to talk about the use of Twitter in the uprising in Iran, I sent a message to my Facebook and Twitter networks asking for input. The input I received helped inform my comments on the show -- but more importantly, David Brindle took note of the discussion and used the comments as conversation points during the interview. Thus we had radio journalism that was crowd-sourced and integrated into a broader discussion that was happening online.” - Steve Anderson, National Co-ordinator, OpenMedia.ca
The Dave Brindle Show was canceled on November 5, 2009, when TALK1410 AM radio in Vancouver was re-programmed from news and information to syndicated sports talk radio. The show began as a weekend, one-hour news program and, within 22 months, had grown into a three-hour, daytime, weekday program. It also regained the audience of its predecessor - the top rated syndicated US show, "Dr. Laura" - before its cancellation.
An anchor for CBC Newsworld in the 1980s and 1990s, he was Canada's first television personality to publicly acknowledge that he was HIV-positive. He was the keynote speaker for the Canadian AIDS Society World AIDS Day Gala on December 1, 2009, in Ottawa, Ontario.
- Dave Brindle at CFUN
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