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Shannon Smart


Shannon Smart is a freelance writer in Vancouver, BC, and was the Tyee's Community Manager from 2010 to 2012.

Shannon’s work has been published by The Tyee, Granville Online, Sad Mag, Vancouver magazine, Western Living magazine, the Magazine Association of BC, and others. Before settling into her current, undeniably opulent role as a writer and advocate of independent media, Shannon completed a B.A. in English Literature at McGill University and an M.A. in Publishing at Simon Fraser.

Reporting Beat: Digital literacy, social media, publishing, and libraries.

Twitter: @shannonsmart

Website: Shannon Smart

Stories by Shannon Smart


Tyee Builders Tally: Amazing!

Your pledge totals smashed through the ceiling of our expectations. We're floored!

By Shannon Smart and David Beers, 18 May 2012


Wave of Support 'Builds' in Final Days of Tyee's Drive

Something amazing has happened in the past two weeks. Help us finish strong!

By Shannon Smart and David Beers, 30 Apr 2012


200 New Tyee Builders! Please Be the Next

Spend a bit to help us double the Tyee's impact. But hurry. Your reward books signed by acclaimed Canadian authors are going fast!

By Shannon Smart and David Beers, 23 Apr 2012


Big Fish: Look Who's Swimming with The Tyee!

From Atwood to Vaillant, two dozen famous Canadians want to give you their signed books for supporting The Tyee.

By Shannon Smart, 17 Apr 2012


Reeled In: Sharing Stories with Viral Video

Tonight's Tyee event features Kai Nagata and others exploring the new DIY film world.

By Shannon Smart, 1 Dec 2011


Vote These Videos Viral!

Which of these Tyee reader-made videos of the REEL, ahem, 'real' British Columbia gets your vote?

By Shannon Smart, 14 Nov 2011


Video Contest: Show Us Your REEL BC

Enter your video in the Tyee's REEL BC Contest! You could win an iPad.

By Shannon Smart, 3 Oct 2011


Freezing the Frame on a Short, Hot Summer

It took its time getting here, but our readers made the most of it. Some visual nostalgia for summer 2011.

By Shannon Smart, 23 Sep 2011

Portraits of a Province at Work

Reader-submitted photos capture British Columbia on the job.

By Shannon Smart, 5 Sep 2011


Your British Columbia

Get to know your neighbours, and see how Tyee readers spent their 2011 August long weekend.

By Shannon Smart, 5 Aug 2011


You Told The Tyee to Go for It

Our readers are feisty. Just read what some said as they donated to the Election Reporting Fund (now over $18,000!).

By Shannon Smart, 27 Jul 2011


Amazing! Readers Give $14,762 for Election Reporting

Final tally could go thousands higher, as many have pledged but not yet paid.

By David Beers, Shannon Smart and Geoff D'Auria, 20 Jul 2011


A Tyee Series

Join the Revolution!

With the Tyee Election Fundraiser ending Monday, will education, health care and homelessness come in last? Grab a torch!

By Geoff D'Auria and Shannon Smart, 14 Jul 2011


A Tyee Series

Your Top Issues, So Far

Our election reporting fundraiser is halfway there. Here's what the first wave of donors want targeted by Tyee reporters.

By Shannon Smart, 11 Jul 2011


A Tyee Series

Tyee Election Fund: Halfway There Already!

Thanks to those who gave, we're at $5000. If you haven't, please tell us your top issues, and donate.

By Shannon Smart, 8 Jul 2011


The Tyee Wants to Know You Better!

Have a few minutes? Help us out by completing our readership survey.

By Shannon Smart, 24 May 2011


Hook, Line, & Oscar: Join Our Tyee Twitterfest

During the Academy Awards, a lot of Tyeesters will be Tweeting their reactions, good bad and snarky. Join in!

By Shannon Smart, 25 Feb 2011


BC Librarians Rescue Teens!

The Teen Reading Club, to be specific. After province pulled funds, library workers found way to keep popular program alive.

By Shannon Smart, 31 Jan 2011


Books British Columbians Love to Borrow

From Fort Nelson to Sechelt, titles topping library lists plumbed the human experience (including plumbing). What do you recommend?

By Shannon Smart, 17 Jan 2011


The Ten Most Borrowed Books of 2010

Want help reading minds? Here are the titles most lent by the Vancouver Public Library this year.

By Shannon Smart, 30 Dec 2010


'To Me, This is Beautiful'

Photographer Gabor Gasztonyi, whose book 'A Room in the City' documents rough corners of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, on looking tough, getting close and more.

By Shannon Smart, 1 Oct 2010


Enbridge sponsors the fight against cancer

By Shannon Smart, 30 Sep 2010


David Byrne, Gregor Robertson to Talk Bicycles

With Momentum editor Amy Walker and urbanist Erick Villagomez. Those are some talking heads!

By Shannon Smart, 17 Sep 2010


Eat, Drink, Get Informed

Join The Tyee's editor at the Museum of Vancouver's Event Series: Food & Beers.

By Shannon Smart, 2 Sep 2010


Homeless shelter in Kamloops gets a makeover

By Shannon Smart, 25 Aug 2010


Annabel Lyon Doesn't Apologize

The author of CanLit gem 'The Golden Mean' talks about sex, profanity, Jack Nicholson, and the realities of rewriting history.

By Shannon Smart, 13 Aug 2010


Facebook v. Canada? Networking giant faces class-action suit

By Shannon Smart, 27 Jul 2010


Drug crack-down needed in small-town BC, study says

By Shannon Smart, 23 Jul 2010


Mario Brothers, Meet the Silicon Sisters

Vancouver's newest video game company makes Canadian industry history.

By Shannon Smart, 23 Jul 2010


eBooks trump hardcovers in Amazon sales

By Shannon Smart, 21 Jul 2010


Vancouver's vegetarian fare praised by PETA

By Shannon Smart, 19 Jul 2010


Teen Reading Club on Chopping Block

Spending priorities have librarians questioning province's commitment to literacy.

By Shannon Smart, 19 Jul 2010


Broadband broadens access for rural BC

By Shannon Smart, 16 Jul 2010


West Vancouver library embraces the eBook

By Shannon Smart, 15 Jul 2010


Voracious fish threaten the Great Lakes

By Shannon Smart, 30 Jun 2010


'AskAway' Library Service Quits Answering Questions

Instant online reference source killed. Rural BC will miss it, says Fort Nelson librarian.

By Shannon Smart, 30 Jun 2010


Your Book's Never out at This Library

BC Books Online takes the idea of a digital public library to a whole new level.

By Shannon Smart, 4 Jun 2010


Girl Guides win tax reprieve on Sunshine Coast

By Shannon Smart, 20 May 2010