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Sharon Burnside

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Employment History

  • Public Editor
    Toronto Star
  • Associate Editor In Charge of Training and Development
    Toronto Star
  • Assistant Managing Editor
    Toronto Star
  • Managing Editor
    Ottawa Citizen
  • Night News Editor, City Editor and Features Editor
    Ottawa Citizen
  • Senior Editor
    Trg & Dev


  • Bachelor of Education
    University of Western Ontario
  • first degree
  • BA
    University of Western Ontario
27 Total References
Web References
Canadian Association of Newspaper Editors, 12 May 2010 [cached]
Sharon Burnside, Toronto, Ont.: ( ) Sharon Burnside is associate editor in charge of training and development at the Toronto Star. She was previously managing editor of the Ottawa Citizen before joining the Star in 1998. She specializes in coaching young writers, story development, and reporting.
Toronto Views on News: March 2006, 1 Mar 2006 [cached]
Toronto Star public editor Sharon Burnside nailed it today with her column on the challenges posed to traditional newspapers by new media such as blogs (Nothing to fear but fear itself).Her point, and I agree fully, is that the two realms compliment each other; that blogs, podcasts, and online discussions are natural extensions of the stories found on newsprint.Newspaper editors better get on board this runaway train or they'll be left in its dust.As Burnside writes: -- The Canadian Journalism Project, 5 Feb 2009 [cached]
A useful set of tips for writing better headlines from Sharon Burnside, the Assistant Managing Editor for the Toronto Star. Link>
CAJ National Conference - Workshops - 2002 - Ottawa, Ontario, 1 Jan 2002 [cached]
Sharon Burnside, currently head of Training and Personnel at the Toronto Star, brings this workshop 20 years of editing experience, first at the Owen Sound Sun Times and then the Ottawa Citizen where she was a night news editor, city editor, and features editor before she was appointed managing editor. She's back by popular demand for another half-day editing workshop.
market guide hamilton and Ontario, 1 Mar 2006 [cached]
Sharon Burnside
Sr Editor, Trg & Dev
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