Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton spent just over 25 years working as a reporter, photographer, and editor for weekly, twice-weekly, and daily newspapers in communities throughout B.C., as well as freelancing for publications that included Beautiful BC and Canadian Geographic. During his newspaper career, he won awards for writing and newspapers he was editing won a number of provincial, national and international awards. Before coming to Kwantlen in 1998, he was co-owner of Tamark Design, which developed graphics and publications for print and the Web. He has taught a variety of courses, spent considerable time researching the changes sweeping over journalism and helped develop courses that respond to those changes. Mark has judged award competitions for the B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association and the Jack Webster Foundation, and is a trustee with the Uncharted Journalism Foundation. He has also self-published three photography books: Night, Lava and Hong Kong. He believes in grounding students in the necessary conceptual, technical, and analytical skills needed for journalism, and in helping students discover and pursue their passion for journalism.

Courses taught

  • JRNL 2360 - Visual Storytelling
  • JRNL 3260 - Media Economics and Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • JRNL 4141 - Work Experience
  • JRNL 2230 - Multimedia Storytelling
  • JRNL 4270 - Advanced Storytelling

Areas of Interest

All aspects of visual storytelling, narrative journalism, journalism’s role in a changing society, media literacy, the future of journalism.