Courses: Feature Writing
David Beers is founding editor of The Tyee, a leading Canadian online news publication based in Vancouver. Before starting The Tyee, he served as Chief Features Editor at the Vancouver Sun, where he edited the “Fate of the Strait” series, recipient of the National Newspaper Award; invented and edited a cultural section named Mix; and wrote weekly essays.
Before moving to Vancouver in 1991, he worked as a senior editor for The San Francisco Examiner and Mother Jones magazine. His writing for magazines including Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic has garnered National Magazine Awards in the United States and Canada. Beers is the author of Blue Sky Dream, a memoir of Cold War California suburbia. He is a founding member of IMPACS, a Vancouver non-profit firm providing media help to non-profit groups.