From the Vancouver Observer to Oprah
October 8th, 2009 at 11:41am – While working away dilligently at the office, my boss Linda (the founding publisher of the VO) received a call from the Oprah show. One of their producers had seen a very unique story on our site and wanted to find out more. She asked Linda to stay in touch with her. "You guys are doing such interesting and edgy stuff," Teri Mitchell, a producer on the Oprah Show, told Linda on the phone, when she called to try to track down VO blogger Jayne Doxtater, who has detailed her story on VO of living through her husband's gender transformation.
This is not the first time other media sources have looked to the Vancouver Observer to find out what is really going on. One writer managed to track a VO article as it climbed its way up the media ladder, eventually ending up on the Colbert Report.
The VO has been well known locally to provide edgy, interesting content that can't be found anywhere else. Now the world (and Oprah) is catching on to what we have known for a long time, that the Vancouver Observer is the place to go for your online news source.