Bullet News Niagara
Bullet News Niagara is an independent, interactive, Niagara-based, locally owned portal featuring news, opinion, commentary and debate that you won’t find anywhere else in the region. We are committed to fearless, accurate journalism unencumbered by special interests of any kind. We are also committed to reader involvement and interaction. Never hesitate to contact us if you have comments, suggestions and news stories and tips. This is your site. Join the conversation.
About Dave Martineau, President
Dave has 22 years of multi-media experience and has consulted at newspapers across North America, including The Vancouver Sun and Province, The Globe and Mail, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Baltimore Sun, The St. John’s Telegram, The Washington Post and many others. Dave also created the newspaper auctions you see today in papers continent-wide.
Dave was formerly publisher of The Niagara Falls Review and knows the Niagara area well.
He’s been a community contributor as United Way chairman for three consecutive years in Niagara Falls and Fort Erie, he served on the boards for the Niagara Falls and St. Catharines chambers of commerce, the Bi-national Tourism Alliance, and the Niagara Health System Foundation.
In 2001, Dave received Hamilton Spectator Publisher Award for Innovation, so you know he can think of some creative revenue streams for your business. In 2009, he received the Bi-national Tourism Alliance Award for the creation of The International; a newspaper dedicated to fostering cross-border co-operation.
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About Peter Conradi, Publisher
Peter is a Niagara native, born and raised in St. Catharines. He has spent most of his career in the local media. He worked at the St. Catharines Standard for 25 years, where he was a reporter, sports editor, news editor, city editor and columnist. He was also managing editor of the Niagara Falls Review for four years.
Peter has won six Ontario Newspaper Awards for writing, layout and design, and news planning. Under his leadership, the Niagara Falls Review was nominated for a record 24 Ontario awards between 2006 and 2010.
In addition, his work over the years has been singled out for its excellence by the Ontario Lacrosse Association, Brock University and the Ontario Universities Athletic Association.
He is an expert on social media and the power of the Internet.
Peter is active in the community. He is a member of the Stamford Kiwanis Club (he was Kiwanian of the year in 2008), and sits on the boards of the Greater Niagara General Hospital Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara.
Peter teaches a course in newspaper layout and design and production at Niagara College and consults on the weekly production of the journalism department’s weekly newspaper. Niagara News has won three Ontario Community Newspaper Awards for production excellence since Peter arrived at the college in 2007. Peter is a graduate of Carleton University with an honours bachelor of journalism. He lives in St. Catharines.
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About John Robbins, Journalist
John, an award-winning multimedia journalist, joined Bullet News as a staff writer in January. The veteran reporter worked in Niagara and Fort Erie for more than a decade, using his investigative skills in a wide range of beats, including local politics, health/environment, education, business and tourism.
His writing has earned him six Ontario Newspaper Awards. John, born and raised in Niagara Falls, studied at Emmanuel Bible College and Brock University before graduating from the Journalism-Print program at Niagara College, where he earned several scholarships and awards. During his 11 years as a reporter at the Niagara Falls Review, John, who was Fort Erie bureau chief from 2002-2006, was instrumental in bringing video and e-reporting skills into daily practice at the newspaper and helped build its web and social media audiences. In 2009, John received an appointment to journalism-print advisory committee at Niagara College.
John lives in Ridgeway with his wife, Susan, and their two adopted children.
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