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Josh O’Kane

Josh O’Kane
Staff
Reporter
Small Business Reporter
Toronto, Canada

Josh O’Kane writes about small and medium businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. He is on hiatus from covering technology and innovation for Report on Business. His narrative writing has been highlighted by Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard and Great Canadian Longform, and he has twice been part of Globe reporting teams that won SABEW Best in Business Canada awards for breaking news.

In his spare time, Josh writes about music and the business behind it. His 2016 book, Nowhere With You, examines the music and career of Joel Plaskett through the lens of leaving and staying in Canada's Maritime provinces. It is a national bestseller.

Josh was a 2019 Arthur F. Burns Fellow with the International Center for Journalists, reporting out of the Handelsblatt newsroom in Berlin. He has also lived and reported in Halifax, Fredericton, and Saint John, N.B.

Years in Journalism

14

Years at The Globe and Mail

9

Education

Ryerson University, Master of Journalism

University of New Brunswick, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

University of New Brunswick, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Canadian Securities Course

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