James Hale is a communications strategist, speechwriter and journalist based in Ottawa. His speechwriting clients have included corporate CEOs, senior federal bureaucrats and cabinet ministers. As a journalist, he writes about digital security issues for New York City-based SC Magazine and is a long-time contributor to DownBeat, the world’s oldest monthly jazz publication. He has received the Journalist of the Year award from Canada’s National Jazz Awards and is a frequent panelist/moderator on jazz history.
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