Josh O’Kane covers Canadian technology news for The Globe and Mail. His tech coverage has earned reporting awards from the International Center for Journalists and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, while his narrative writing has been highlighted by Harvard University’s Nieman Storyboard and Great Canadian Longform. He has extensively reported from Berlin, Halifax, Fredericton and Saint John.
In the past, Josh’s coverage has focused on music, entrepreneurship and Atlantic Canadian culture. All these subjects converged in his 2016 book, Nowhere With You, which examines the career of musician Joel Plaskett through the lens of leaving and staying in Canada's Maritime provinces. It is a national bestseller.
His second book, exploring the story behind an abandoned proposal by Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs to build a technology-laced community in Toronto, and the growing influence of digital giants in the physical world, is scheduled for publication by Random House Canada in late 2022.
Years at The Globe and Mail
Ryerson University, Master of Journalism
University of New Brunswick, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
University of New Brunswick, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Canadian Securities Course