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Montréal, Canada

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Patrick Pittman

Editor | The Alpine Review

Toronto, Canada

"Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human."

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ActivismArchitectureCultureDigital MediaFoodJournalismMediaMusicPoliticsPrintingPublishingRadioSocial ChangeTechnologyTheatreTravelWriting

Very good at:
+ Telling stories
+ Asking questions
+ Pushing good people in brave directions

About me & my work:

I am a magazine obsessive caught in the space between print obsession and digital addiction. I’ve spent my career poking, prodding, pushing and telling stories across platforms, as a reporter, as a collaborator and as a maker of so many of the damned things.

As well as freelancing here and there, I’m currently the co-editor of The Alpine Review and a partner at No Media Company. Previously, I was the editorial and creative director of Toronto agency Totem, where I applied everything I’ve picked up as a stubbornly independent presence in the magazine world to teach big global brands a completely different approach to content strategy.

As a correspondent for Monocle, I have covered affairs, business and politics in Australia, the South Pacific and Canada. This work has ranged from breaking radio stories on regional issues through to longform feature reporting on the politics of far-flung islands and cover features on the media industry. Over the years, I’ve interviewed everybody from Prime Ministers and Oscar-winners through to avocado farmers and seed activists.

I was previously the editor of the Australian magazine Dumbo Feather, a weird and brilliant beast that specialises in the long-form interview. Way back there, I spent a good decade or so as a broadcaster on RTRfm in Australia, both in the political and music worlds. I was also honoured to be the elected chair of the volunteer board running that station. I co-founded and ran Papercut Media, a creative agency focussed on clients in the arts and working for social change. In that spirit I’ve also written plenty over the years for organisations like Amnesty International, the Red Cross and Engineers Without Borders. There was other stuff too. I co-founded an amazing writing community in Western Australia called Cottonmouth.

My debut the­atre work, Prompter, was staged at Arts House in Melbourne in August 2013. I also have a long history of community projects, provocations, collaborations and agitations. I once looked after a supercomputer on the night shift.

(The tag line is from Ondaatje.)

My links:

Patrick Pittman | Portfolio site and tumblr

The Alpine Review

No Media


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