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Blair Bigham is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist, scientist and resident emergency physician. He was a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Canadian Medical A...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for paramedic industry magazines before pitching a fentanyl story to as part of my journo training at U of Ts Munk School

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For about ten seconds. Maybe less.

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes news travel quickly and broadly- which means journalists have to get it right because errors spread like wildfire.