Reporter & Photographer, @VancouverMetro ¶ CAJ & Webster awards ¶ Tips: david.ball@metronews.ca

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Biography

David P. Ball is a multimedia reporter and photojournalist based in Vancouver, Canada.

Winner of Canadian Association of Journalists and Jack Webster Foundation awards, his work has been published in the National Post, Toronto Star, The Tyee, VICE, Toronto Sun, 24 Hours Vancouver, Calgary Sun, S...

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May 28, 2017

'A shame…Nobody else does underwater rescues': Cdn #CoastGuard defends scuttling its only dive rescue team https://t.co/Jb0rYZn6HC https://t.co/NNSPE2nGXR

May 28, 2017

RT @fox12oregon: Destinee Mangum, one of the targets of hate speech on a MAX train, thanks strangers for saving her life. https://t.co/sefmOAyIVt

May 28, 2017

@rodmickleburgh @AJWVictoriaBC It's really all quite something to behold. YOU HOLD A PRESSER TO TELL PEOPLE SOMETHING. ANYTHING. REALLY, ANYTHING NEW AT ALL

May 28, 2017

@Schtaunkhauser @mtnbvan You're being sarcastic about the "capital" part, right? Just checking

May 28, 2017

And per the Globe's dek, what does Beeb have to do with this minority govt? Bieber, stay out of our mess, you'll only make it worse… https://t.co/rOM9AiO5oy

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What was your first job as a journalist?

A high school coop at Nelson Express in B.C.'s Kootenays, writing on arts & youth. First paid gig was Gulf Islands Driftwood in 2001

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I own an electric typewriter but never used it for reporting, just dabbling in short story.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Serving the public interest, holding power to account, exposing the truth

Canadian Association of Journalists

2013 - Community Media Award (Investigative Category)
For my series on B.C. coal exports in The Tyee.

Jack Webster Foundation Award

2013 - Community Reporting
For my series on B.C. coal exports in The Tyee