Short, John – 1988

Short, John – 1988

John Short

Edmonton Journal, Edmonton

1988 Bell Memorial Award


For over twenty years, John Short has been reporting sport events in Alberta for press, radio and TV. During his career, he has covered every sport imaginable at every level possible, but amateur sport has always been a major focus of his attention.  His concerns about the state of sport go much deeper than simple coverage of events as he involves himself with analysis and investigation of sport problems from financing to administration and the role of government. As a sports columnist with the Edmonton Journal or the host of 'Short Cuts' and 'Sports Talk', John Short is always straightforward with his opinions and outspoken with both criticisms and credit - all done with the intent of improving the sporting experience for both kids and adults, whether in recreational or elite level sport. John Short's wide knowledge of the Canadian sport scene was recognized when he was named to the selection committee for Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

John Short

1988 Bell Memorial Award


Since Induction


John Short reached the milestone of 60 years in the business on November 15, 2012.  He is a regular contributor and columnist with the Edmonton Sun and writes the NAIT athletics website and game-day programs.  He still enjoys reporting on high school and college sports, the Edmonton Eskimos, Edmonton Oilers, and horse racing.

Update Nov. 24, 2012