Michael Black's Journalism Portfolio

A collection of content created by a Mohawk College journalism student

Chatting with Local Musician Tim Lucas Over a Pint

There are few things in life I enjoy as much as having a pint on a patio with a couple of friends; the nice weather, the relaxing atmosphere and the … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Supercrawl funding passes; same as 2012

Supercrawl 2013, scheduled for early September in downtown Hamilton has received funding of $60,000 from council, matching last year’s funding, but down from the $125,000 that councilors shot down a … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Back from the Brink, Theo Fleury

“Eight years ago I had a fully loaded pistol in my mouth, ready to pull the trigger,” said former Calgary Flames great Theoren Fleury to a crowd of student-journalists at … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Local Mixed Martial Artist stuck in limbo

Stoney Creek born Mixed Martial Artist Josh Hill has had a very successful career so far, fighting his way to a 9-0 record since his first professional fight back in … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Supercrawl funding splits council

A vote today by Hamilton city council on the funding of Supercrawl, an annual downtown arts and music event, resulted in a tie that will now postpone the decision until … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hamilton casino destined for Flamborough? In 2015?

The debates over bringing a casino to Hamilton have been heated conversations over the last couple months, with those involved in the process believing time was of the essence in … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Local Profile: Green Pixel Development

Joe Pendon and Rich Halliday met on the job five years ago and shortly after began working together as independent video game developers Green Pixel. Operating out of Hamilton, the … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hamilton wants a casino. But downtown?

Wednesday morning within the council chambers of City Hall, P.J. Mercanti of Carmen’s Group and Director of RockHammer Inc. presented to city councilors and interested Hamiltonians his idea for bringing … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

BlueJays State of the Franchise & off-season hype

State of the Franchise: Tuesday evening the Toronto Blue Jays held their annual state of the franchise address with General Manager Alex Anthopoulos, President Paul Beeston and new Manager John … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

New semester; new outlook

Listen to my conversation with Leah Hogan Listen to my conversation with Andrea Brienesse Listen to my conversation with Mary Keefe Listen to my conversation with Maria Finelli A new … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment