Bush Telegraph

Bush Telegraph is a very quick means of stories getting to everyone in all parts of a particular region. Originally coined in Australia, the term has also often been used in Canada, with its huge distances, and widely spread, small populations. The company was started in 1989 in an effort to encourage the Canadian broadcast media to be more open to stories from Canada’s visible minority populations. Ken criss-crossed the country from Vancouver to Newfoundland, finding writers, particularly those from visible minorities, who had experience in fiction, journalism or poetry. He organized a series of intensive training workshops in several provinces introducing them to writing for television.