In addition to writing books, John has a quite an impressive background writing in newspapers and magazines. His list of published magazine and newspaper articles include:
* Feature article in Education Today a magazine promoting public education published by the Ontario Public School Boards Association.
* Feature article in Today's Kids in Motion, a publication advocating for children with physical challenges.
* Completed a two year Appointment to The Community Editorial Board of the Waterloo Region Record, a local daily newspaper. In this capacity he wrote several timely articles on topics including current events and education.
* For several years John was a regular writer in various hockey publications including:
Hockey Magazine (U.S.A. publication)
Hockey Journal (Vancouver, British Columbia). In his position of Assistant to the Publisher, he travelled to most National Hockey League and World Hockey Association cities. His involvement included writing articles, public relations and marketing.
Hockey Spectator (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Contributed articles on the Ontario Hockey League.
The Hockey News (Montreal, Quebec) Assistant to the Publisher. Responsibilities included subscriptions, assisting with preparing the paper for weekly printing and writing occasional articles on the Ontario Hockey League.
Writing and working with the publications noted above also afforded John the unique opportunity to meet hockey legends such as Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Johnny Bauer and George Armstrong.
An early accomplishment saw John write and present a paper at Cal State University, Pasadena, California.
Titled The American Elephant and the Canadian Mouse, the paper was a comparative study on the similarities and difference between American and Canadian education systems. The thesis being when the American system makes a change, the Canadian system will follow soon after.