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As a British-Canadian, I’m expected to be self-deprecating, unpretentious, even modest.



Read my regular media column, WATCHING THE WATCHDOG, here on Huffington Post Canada however, and you’ll find that I exhibit few of those virtues when it comes to my skills as a writer, communications coach and broadcast journalism trainer.



What you’ll find instead is that I’m a first class writer who's also one of the best communications coaches and broadcast journalism trainers around.


I know my stuff.


AS A WRITER, I can handle just about any style (except jargon, bafflegab and bureaucratese) and any subject (except quantum mathematics and how Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Communist Party of China). 



I specialize in storytelling. In writing with clarity, intelligence, verve and even wit. In taking the complex and making it simple. In clarifying information and bringing understanding.



AS A COMMUNICATIONS COACH, I can help you write better, sharper, more effective papers and speeches and deliver those speeches convincingly, with panache confidence and conviction.



AS A BROADCAST JOURNALISM TRAINER, I’ve worked with thousands of broadcast journalists in hundreds of workshops in a dozen countries. I have no doubt I can seriously polish your storytelling, writing, performing and interviewing skills.

All at very reasonable prices.



In fact, I’m so confident that I can help make you a better writer, speechmaker, interviewee or broadcast journalist that I offer this GUARANTEE: if you’re not entirely satisfied, I’ll refund half your fee — as long as you buy the beer afterwards.


So refresh your skills. Have an experienced, discreet eye and ear check out what you’re doing and help you do it a lot better.




Find out who I think I am at my WEBSITE www.TimKnight.org
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SPECIALTIES: Coaching in storytelling, writing, interviewing, performing for broadcast journalists and anyone who wants to write, make speeches or be interviewed professionally. Documentary producing, directing, writing, narrating, story editing.

Entries by Tim Knight

Part Two: Was My Old Friend Really a Political Assassin?

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 9:34 AM

The first part of this story by veteran journalist Tim Knight introduces an old friend of his who, according to a story in the Globe and Mail, may have assassinated Swedish prime minister Olof Palme 28 years ago.

The old friend/alleged assassin is Bertil...

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How I Discovered My Old Friend May Have Been a Hired Killer

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Part 1

It's not every day that you wake up to discover that your old friend might have murdered the prime minister of Sweden.

And it's not every day that you learn that the same old friend might also have bombed the Stockholm and London offices of the

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Watching the Watchdog: The Best Anchorman in Canada

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 3:00 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog for HuffPost Canada.

If you're not planning anything of overwhelming importance this evening I invite you to screen a newish, different, pioneering and quite fascinating one-hour news program.

It's called Kevin Newman Live and...

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Watching the Watchdog: Long Walk of Prisoner #46664

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 2:52 PM

This is a combined and updated version of Knight's three-part tribute to Nelson Mandela published on HuffPost immediately after the former South African president's death. Tim Knight is a communications consultant, broadcast journalism trainer and filmmaker who writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada....

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Conrad and RoFo: A Meeting of Outraged Minds

(7) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

Program: Episode 10, The Zoomer

Subject: Religious Fundamentalism, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013

Hosts: Denise Donlan, Conrad Black

...

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Long Walk of Prisoner #46664 Part 3: Now Cracks a Noble Heart

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 12:31 PM

This is the final instalment of Tim Knight's three-part tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

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Long Walk of Prisoner #46664 Part 1: Honouring Greatness

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 9:59 AM


This is the first chapter in Tim Knight's three-part tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Read part 2 here. Knight writes the regular media column Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

It's 15 years ago: November 14, 1998.

...
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Long Walk of Prisoner #46664 Part 2: "Viva Mandela!"

(4) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 8:22 AM

This is part two of Tim Knight's three-part tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Part one told how Mandela was freed after 27 years in a South African prison, visited Toronto, and received the Freedom of the City of Dublin where Knight met him for the first time....
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Watching the Watchdog: Was Rob Ford Really Toronto's Watergate?

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 11:19 AM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

What, you may well ask, is left to say about Robert Bruce Ford, sixty-fourth and current mayor of the city of Toronto?

I start Ford columns in the past. But after...

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Watching the Watchdog: Would You Hunt and Kill a Lion?

(13) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 3:46 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

Her excitement when she kills an animal is orgasmic.

Her name's Melissa Bachman. She kills wild animals on American TV for a living. Sometimes with a rifle, sometimes with bow and arrow....

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Watching the Watchdog: Who Will Restore the CBC to its Former Glory?

(8) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 4:34 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

"Big news. We've concluded the recruitment process for the new Executive Vice-President of English Services. Please join me in welcoming Heather Conway, who will be starting her new role in early December." -...
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Watching the Watchdog: The Zoomer Has Nothing to Lose

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 4:18 PM


Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

Program: Premiere of The Zoomer, Vision TV
Subject: Radical Longevity
Date: Monday, October 7, 2013
Executive Producer: Moses Znaimer
Producer &...

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Watching the Watchdog: Why Citizen Bloggers Aren't Journalists

(21) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

Seems I've suddenly become a journalism guru to whom young people with stars in their eyes and All The President's Men in their futures flock for wisdom. And, if it's not...

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Watching the Watchdog: Famed Surveillance Watchdog Warns Canada

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 12:30 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular column, Watching the Watchdog for HuffPost Canada.

William Binney is a man on a mission. He spent nearly 30 years as a top executive in America's super-secret National Security Agency (NSA), now he wants you to know...

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Watching the Watchdog: Why Journalists Do What We Do

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2013 | 11:45 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

It's that extraordinary recent September day when the temperature climbs to 34 degrees and women are still beautiful and flirty and dressed to affect.

I'm sitting with a couple of journalists on the...

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Watching the Watchdog: To Bomb or Not to Bomb, Eh Obama?

(5) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 5:32 PM

Tim Knight writes the media column, Watching the Watchdog, for Huffpost Canada.

To bomb or not to bomb: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind...

If that's the question, what's the answer?

U.S. President Barack Obama is desperately trying...

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Watching the Watchdog: What Keeping an Eye on Cops Can Do

(18) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 5:30 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular column,Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.


I was thinking about Constable James Forcillo of the Toronto Police Service who's accused of second-degree murder in the death of Sammy Yatim.

I was thinking about Constable Forcillo...

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Watching the Watchdog: Meet the Man Who Designs the Newspapers.

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

Tony Sutton is bearded, irascible, opinionated, verbose, profane and loves good writing so much that when he's not in some foreign clime earning an excellent living designing newspapers, he runs his...

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Mandela's Death Will Not Be a Traumatic Day

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 12:12 PM


Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

If you really want to know what's going to happen to South Africa when Nelson Mandela ends his so very long walk to freedom, my old friend

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Watching the Watchdog: Why Obama Broke America's Addiction to War

(8) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 12:14 PM

Tim Knight writes the regular column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada.

So why isn't American president Barack Obama supplying arms to Syrian rebels and imposing a no-fly zone there, like he did in Libya?

After all, the new leader of the Syrian National...

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