- A reflection on Farhan’s time with DailyHive
- On the leadership skills required to navigate any community
- What it means to experience the digital newsroom as an insider and why the future should tend towards more sustainable media production and consumption
- What is Vancouver’s Identity?
Farhan is the former Editor-in-Chief of Daily Hive. From 2012-2020 he built the organization’s newsroom, taking it from a single-city blog (Vancity Buzz) to 7 cities across Canada the US. The son of Canadian immigrants, he’s a born and raised Vancouverite, a diehard Canucks fan, and has a passion for growing and building communities.
Before establishing his lengthy career with Daily Hive, Farhan landed his first job out of Highschool at London Drugs. He then moved on to working at the retail Apple store. Wherever he was, Farhan honed in skills and made the most of his opportunities. As he mentions in the interview, he does not believe that anything is handed to you and you have to put in the work; only then, will you get what you want! Fast forward to 2012 when he started working at the Pacific Newspaper Group, a Postmedia Network company in Advertising & Sales. He then landed the job at Daily Hive doing business development and the rest is history. Farhan was an editor-in-chief, a partner and one of the directors in his time with DH.