JOURNALISM: I knew Melindria Tavoularis from my time at The Tribune in Campbellton, New Brunswick. I was immediately impressed with the Restigouche Gallery, and Melindria was clearly a staple.
I was always curious about her story, with her American accent, and generous nature. So when asked to pitch some stories, she immediately came to mind. Unfortunately (but actually fortunately) our initial interview was over two-hours long. I could easily get 10x that material talking with her.
I was doing a story for the Salon Section of the Telegraph Journal on the 40th anniversary of the Restigouche art gallery, when I started asking about the founder. No one knew much about it, but I did catch his name — Archie Harper.
I managed to track down a few folks who knew Archie by reputation only, then I found a few remaining friends, and then a family member. He was a pretty remarkable guy, and almost ended up completely forgotten.
Here’s a story I was able to piece together about his life, and his legacy in northern New Brunswick.
Studio 2 has become a much-needed hub in the northern New Brunswick city of Bathurst. Traveling musicians stop in, and local musicians get a chance to play, for attentive audiences in an intimate and relaxing atmosphere.
I got to write a story about the venue for the Salon section in the weekend Telegraph Journal. (Click the images to pull up the PDFs)
FREELANCE JOURNALISM: I had a story appear in the September 5th issue of the Telegraph Journal in its Escapade Section.
I spent three days canoeing on the world famous Kedgwick River in north western New Brunswick, Canada. It was the first time doing a multi-day river run for the majority of the group, and we all loved it. Continue reading JOURNALISM: Kedgwick River
Campbellton, NB quickly surprised me. Rick Hutchinson (Hutchinson Creative Communication) seems to be the meeting point of a lot of cool things. He connected me with Shiretown – northern New Brunswick’s brewery. We decided to come up with a simple ad, and this is what we got:
Folk Media Communications is my video production, and communications company operating out of northern New Brunswick, but serving the entire east coast. We specialize in business communications and promotions, event recording, weddings, and “collaborative content.” Continue reading Folk Media – Video Production and Communications
The first example of “Collaborative Content.” Shiretown’s Derek Leslie already wanted to give back to the arts community, and with the help of Hutchinson Creative Communications, we all came up with this live sessions series – shot inside Shiretown’s brewery. Here is the intro to the first episode with John Hutchinson. Links to the two full song videos are below.
ABOUT ADAM HODNETT: Anyone who reads back, will find my “About” section filled with years of trying to explain who I am. I’m not entirely sure why I leave it all up…
There is a trend though. I find something about that worthwhile.
To catch you up — I fell in love with the ideas of journalism, after years of loving lots of silly ideas. I switched everything in school, eventually packed my life in a car, and took jobs wherever I could get them.
Two newspapers later, I ended up driving from British Columbia, to work in Campbellton, New Brunswick — an hour from my hometown of Bathurst.
Of course, we all know newspapers haven’t had an upswing in quite some time — and a year later, I ended up laid-off, again.
Nujignua’tegeg – the Listuguj Newsletter. My company, Folk Media Communications, created a multimedia newsletter for Listuguj First Nation.
It is a mobile-responsive website, Facebook page, and bi-weekly print product. We regularly create video content.
It is a communication tool primarily for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, but also for all organizations in the community. We do softer stories, profiles, and features. It strives to fulfill one important journalistic purpose: reflecting the community back to itself.