CCW MONTHLY MEETING
March 11, 2015, Honeywell Room, (2nd floor) Ottawa City Hall, 7 pm
Jon Willing & Tony Spears, both of the OTTAWA SUN.
TOPIC: Police beat & Court Reporting
Jon will speak about police reporting & Tony will speak about court reporting
Jon Willing spoke briefly at ‘Capital Mayhem’ (organized by CCW & OPL) last year. That limited his time to provide insights into courtroom procedures and action. He is currently the City Hall reporter for the OTTAWA SUN, but before that was their police beat reporter. Jon did his undergraduate work at the University of Waterloo then obtained his Masters in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 2003. Before coming to Ottawa in 2006, he worked at the WOODSTOCK SENTINEL-REVIEW and the GUELPH MERCURY.
Tony Spears is the OTTAWA SUN courts reporter, providing vivid sketches of fraudsters and murders to the delight of a tabloid readership. He’s covered three federal budgets, which caused him to consider taking up murder himself. He has also worked as a general assignment reporter for the OTTAWA SUN & OTTAWA CITIZEN