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Penny Sakamoto is group publisher for Black Press-Greater Victoria, leading a team of about 65 staff and approximately 1,200 newspaper carriers. She graduated from journalism school in Winnipeg and has spent her career in the newspaper business in Canada and the U.S. She served as president of the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association and on the board of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association. In 2008, Sakamoto was awarded the Silver Quill Award for more than 25 years of distinguished service to the industry. Sakamoto works out of the Broughton Street office in downtown Victoria.
Kendra is a journalist from Vancouver. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Communications in 2011 and she decided to pursue her passion for journalism. After earning her certificate in journalism from Langara College, she completed internships at Metro Vancouver newspaper, Global TV and CKNW radio station in the Lower Mainland. Prior to coming to Victoria, Kendra was a community reporter with the Smithers Interior News in Northern B.C.
Don Denton is the photo supervisor for Black Press’ Greater Victoria newspapers and magazines, including Boulevard, Monday and Tweed. He currently teaches night courses in photography through the continuing studies department at at the University of Victoria.
Arnold Lim is an award-winning photojournalist, videographer, producer and director with numerous provincial and national awards throughout his decade-long career. His imagery has been published across six continents through publications including the Globe and Mail, TSN, Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Lim has also worked in film, producing films screening internationally including the Toronto International Film Festival and Paris Courts Devant. The Victoria resident also served as photography manager for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.
Ragnar Haagen attended BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program and graduated in 2011. From there, he moved about the western provinces working at newspapers, radio stations and online news sites before making his way back to the island. While he doesn’t always enjoy the rain, he loves the West Coast vibe and exploring the many natural wonders that make Vancouver Island so unique. When not chasing down stories, Ragnar can be found playing sports and planning road trips.
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