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James Baxter

James Baxter is the Editor-in-Chief at iPolitics. Over the past 25 years, Baxter has been an award-winning sportswriter, political journalist, bureau chief and editorial writer. A third-generation public affairs journalist, Baxter’s work covering politics, first in Ottawa and then in Alberta, earned him a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2008, where his studies focused on international trade law and the future of the media industry. Born and raised in Ottawa, he holds degrees in international relations, journalism, and media administration.

Doug Beazley

Doug, Editor of iPolitics, graduated from the University of Kings's College Journalism Honours Program in 1990. After short stints with Canadian Press in Halifax and small papers in the Maritimes, he joined the Sun Media newsroom in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spent nine years. Doug moved to Ottawa to join the startup Postmedia News Service in May 2007, where he progressed from regional desks to run the night national desk for a 24-7, coast-to-coast news service, working with a small army of reporters and editors. He joined iPolitics in October 2012. He has also written freelance articles for Maclean's Magazine and for national and regional business publications.

Lisa Van Dusen

Lisa Van Dusen, former Washington bureau chief for Sun Media, was an editor at UPI in Washington and an international news writer at ABC News' World News Tonight in New York. She is currently a deputy editor at iPolitics and associate editor of Policy magazine

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