David Climenhaga is astounded at the readership his political blog has gained since he wrote his first post three years ago. Climenhaga’s prose is delightfully witty, always informative and never wavers from blunt or left of spectrum. It also draws a substantial audience. David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary (www.albertadiary.ca) now gets 12,000 visits per month.
Climenhaga’s career spans 30 years and began in traditional journalism. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria – which he says took him more than a decade to complete – a followed by a Master of Journalism from Ottawa’s Carleton University in the early 1980s. After graduation, Climenhaga worked as a senior reporter and editor for The Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald, until the latter newspaper went on strike in 1999.