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Brent Holmes

Arts and politics data reporter

Vancouver

Brent Holmes

A journalist, editor and social media expert experienced in the development and execution of strategies to identify and reach specific audiences.

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A Filmmaker Went to Fort Mac to Tell Residents’ Stories, and Then Everything Changed

“If you have a Canadian passport or residence, and don’t get to Fort McMurray to get a piece of the fucking pie, you’re basically an idiot,” a passerby says. He almost grabs the camera as he soliloquies about how one can make “a schizzle-schizzle-my-dizzle load of money” and then leave to live somewhere else.
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Can We Still Trust Polls?

It’s been four years since the 2013 B.C. provincial election and pollsters still haven’t decided why the polls were so wrong. The NDP, according the polls, had the election won after 12 years of BC Liberal government. Eleven polls conducted in the final two weeks of the campaign all had the NDP ahead by an average of almost seven percentage points.
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About

Brent Holmes

I am a data reporter, copy editor, and social media manager, who graduated from UBC's Masters of Journalism program.

I've worked as a reporter for The Globe and Mail, The Standard Freeholder, Discourse Media, The Tyee and The Western Gazette. I've also developed and executed social media strategies for The Georgia Straight, CiTR 101.9 FM and Discorder Magazine.

You can follow me on Twitter @BrentHolmes240 and email me at brentholmes240@gmail.com.

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Skills

  • 360 Video
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Fact Checking
  • Data Visualization
  • Arts Writing
  • Leadership
  • Researching
  • Social Media
  • Photography
  • Copy Editing
  • Writing
  • Film Criticism
  • Reporting