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I'm a storyteller. I teach storytelling.
I'm a storyteller. I teach storytelling.

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Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen — that stillness 
becomes a radiance. Morgan Freeman My old friend Morgan Freeman has just won the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) Life Achievement award for his work in movies and — even more…
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So swiftly that not even the most prescient of us heard the distant thunder of their hooves,  the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have galloped into our lives . Their names are Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un and Bashar al-Assad. Together this…
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Some 220 years ago the British defeated the Dutch in the battle of Muizenberg and seized the Cape Colony for their king across the water. It was really more of a skirmish than a battle. Just two or three soldiers killed. Even so, the battle of Muizenberg…
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A man I taught to write wins a Pulitzer Prize for journalism a while back and dies just this week. The Puitzer is for newspaper commentaries “ … which consistently champion ordinary citizens.” This man wins the Pulitzer because be writes about ordinary…
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My Dear Americans, So very sorry to hear about your new president and the appalling way he’s treating you. I really, really feel your pain. But be of good cheer. You’re not alone. We, here in South Africa, know what it’s like to elect a paranoid,…
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The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) has commissioned me to train nine senior South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists in the ways of interviewing. Following is the story of the first time I trained SABC journalists.…
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  THE JIMI MATTHEWS who quit as the SABC’s acting Group Chief Executive was once a fierce and dedicated defender of freedom of the press. I knew him back around 1994 when SABC lured me from Canada — where I’d been head of TV journalism training for the…
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WRITE LIKE YOU SPEAK Tim Knight’s series of Master Classes This column is part of Tim Knight’s series of Master Classes on the craft of Broadcast Journalism for The Journalist. Knight is a former head of TV journalism training at the Canadian Broadcasting…
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Why You Should Expose Yourself on TV (Part Two)

  This column is part of Tim Knight’s Master Class on the craft of Broadcast Journalism for The Journalist. Knight is an Emmy-winning former head of TV journalism training at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), now working out of Cape Town.  …
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This column is part of Tim Knight’s series of Master Classes on the craft of Broadcast Journalism for The Journalist. Knight is an Emmy-winning former head of TV journalism training at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and is now based in Cape…
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