About the instructor

Mike Laanela is online journalist at CBC News in Vancouver.

Mike Laanela is online journalist at CBC News in Vancouver.

Mike Laanela is a journalist and editor with CBC News in Vancouver and the instructor of the BCIT  online journalism course BCST 2248. He has also been a guest instructor  at Langara College.

Before joining the online team at CBC.ca, Mike worked for CBC Radio and Television in Vancouver and Halifax.

Mike earned his Master of  Journalism  and his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science from UBC.

He has also worked as a freelance travel writer, editor and photographer. His first book Outer Coast Solo was published by Van Isle Press in 2015.

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