2017 Judges

Digital Publishing Awards categories are judged by a 3-person panel of peers. The program relies on the generously donated time of volunteer judges. Judging takes place between late February and mid-April, depending on the category.

 

We are pleased to share with you the 2017 judging roster for the Digital Publishing Awards. 

 

Jeremy Agius is an interactive journalist at the Globe and Mail.

 

Arjun Basu is well versed in custom content creation, content strategy, publishing, marketing, communications, journalism, mobility studies. Currently, he is SVP, Content Strategy at Bookmark Content and Communications.

 

Graeme Bayliss is a digital media producer at TVO. He has written for many publications including Maisonneuve, The Walrus and Reader’s Digest.

 

Bruno Boutot est conseiller en médias numériques. D’abord journaliste, il a été entre autres critique de télévision au Devoir, reporter médias et architecture à L’Actualité, co-fondateur et rédacteur en chef d’Infopresse, co-fondateur de Blog Experts. Il a reçu des prix de journalisme comme reporter, rédacteur en chef et éditorialiste. Il est l’auteur de l’essai sur les structures numériques Media Machina. Il partage sur Twitter sa veille sur les médias numériques, le journalisme et les communautés @boutotcom. Il produit et réalise une expérience de média hyperlocal basé sur Twitter et Instagram @PlateauCom.

 

Tyee Bridge is a writer and publisher at Arclight Media Group. He is the co-writer of the upcoming book, “The Clean Money Revolution.” Bridge is the recipient of four National Magazine Awards.

 

George Browne is the Director of News Content at GlobalNews.ca and has nearly a quarter century’s worth of experience working with Global News at the local, national, and digital level. He is also a broadcast journalism professor at Centennial College.

 

John Burns is Story Director at ECHO Storytelling Agency in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Marie Caloz is an investigative journalist and news and current affairs cross-platform innovator. Most recently, she was the Executive Producer of CBC’s Marketplace, where her team successfully rebuilt the Marketplace brand for the digital age. Prior to that, she was the senior producer of The Fifth Estate.

 

Robyn Coggins is a senior editor at the Pitt Chronicle based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also an editor at Longform.

 

Haley Cullingham is a senior editor at Hazlitt Magazine, the senior editor of digital at Penguin Random House Canada and a freelance writer. She is a former editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve, last year’s Magazine of the Year.

 

Laura deCarufel is an award-winning editor and writer with over 12 years experience reporting on fashion and beauty for Canada’s leading women’s magazines and websites. She is the editor-in-chief of The Kit.

 

Julia de Laurentiis Johnson is an editor & podcaster with Shameless magazine. She previously worked at Maclean's where she co-hosted/produced The Thrill, which won Best Podcast at the DPAs last year.

 

Jennifer Ditchburn is the Editor-in-Chief of Policy Options magazine at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), based in Ottawa.

 

Gillian Dobias is a freelance producer specializing in the making of films about architecture, design and culture. She was an executive producer of Monocle, a publication that she helped to launch, for nearly a decade.

 

Matthew Fox is a freelance writer, editor and digital media content strategist. Originally from Canada, he is now based in Berlin.

 

Chris Frey is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and radio producer. He’s a six-time National Magazine Award winner and has contributed to many publications including The Guardian, The Walrus, Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Azure, and CBC Radio. Currently, he is working on Broken Atlas, a book of international reportage examining the past decade of globalization.

 

Bruce Gillespie is an award-winning Canadian writer and editor and an associate professor in the digital media and journalism program at Wilfrid Laurier University. He was the editor-in-chief of J-Source from 2013-16.

 

Philippe Gohier est le rédacteur de chef de Vice Québec. Il a aussi été rédacteur en chef web au magazine l'actualité.

 

Mara Gulens is the editor of CPA Canada’s Member News and an editor with CPA Magazine.

 

Matthew Halliday is a co-founder of The Deep, Atlantic Canada’s newest online publication. Starting mid-2017, The Deep will be publishing long-form stories about the east coast, in partnership with Halifax’s weekly, The Coast.

 

Jennifer Hollett is a smashup of digital, journalism and politics. She is the Head of News and Government at Twitter Canada.

 

Ken Hunt is the publisher of Toronto Life Magazine. Formerly, he was the vice president of digital at St. Joseph’s Media and the publisher of Torontoist.

 

Jude Isabella is the editor in chief of Hakai Magazine, an online publication that explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. Her latest book, Salmon: A Scientific Memoir, chronicles her thoughts and discoveries from the field, studying BC’s coastal ecosystem.

 

Pierre Kattar is an award-winning video journalist and filmmaker. He is based in Washington, D.C.

 

Kimberly Kearsey is the managing editor and communications project manager at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Canada.

 

Michelle Kelly is the editor-in-chief of Cottage Life Magazine.

 

Kourosh Keshiri is a fashion photographer based in Toronto.

 

Peter Klein is the founder of the Global Reporting Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is the producer of 60 Minutes at CBS News and an associate professor at UBC.

 

Roger LeMoyne is an award-winning photographer and videographer. Since the early 1990’s, he has spent most of his time documenting the human condition, conflict, human rights issues and international aid in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. His work has been published in Maclean’s, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, and the Walrus, among others.

 

Charles Lim is a designer, developer, and digital director. He is the Director of Digital Platforms at Totem Content in Toronto, Canada.

 

Sydney Loney is an award-winning writer and editor of magazines, newspapers and books. Her work has appeared in multiple publications including, Chatelaine, the National Post, the Globe and Mail and Reader’s Digest. Currently, she teaches journalism at Ryerson University and Centennial College in Toronto.

 

Brinda Luckoo was recently appointed as executive vice-president, media services, with the digital business solutions company Equisoft. Prior to this, she managed the circulation of some of the largest consumer and b2b magazines in Canada, including Chatelaine, Maclean’s and Hello! Canada.

 

Andrew Lundy brings more than two decades of experience as a reporter, editor, manager and leader in both conventional and digital journalism. He is the vice president of digital at Canadian Press.

 

Andrew MacDonald is the managing editor of Homepage & News at Yahoo Canada.

 

Beth Maher has over a decade’s worth of experience as a lifestyle editor for print and digital media. She has extensive experience managing content strategy, development and distribution across multiple digital platforms. Currently she is a managing editor at Bell Media.

 

Lauren McKeon is a freelance writer and editor at THIS Magazine. Her work has appeared in many Canadian publications, including Toronto Life, FLARE and The Walrus. McKeon received her first honourable mention at the 2007 National Magazine Awards and has since won a gold, a silver and a handful of HMs for her work.

 

Matthew McKinnon is an editor, writer, developer, and designer based in Toronto. Currently he is a senior digital editor at Passport 2017 and a maker of custom websites. Formerly, he was an editor and designer at The Walrus.

 

Neal McLennan is the food and drink editor at Western Living Magazine and a spirits columnist at Vancouver Magazine.

 

Noémi Mercier est reporter à L’actualité depuis 2010, spécialisé dans les grands reportages et les portraits. On a auparavant pu la lire dans le magazine Québec Science. Son travail l’a menée, entre autres, sur la piste du recyclage clandestin des ordinateurs en Inde, en tournée avec un groupe rock, et au cœur d’une enquête choc sur les crimes sexuels dans les Forces armées canadiennes.

 

Erin Millar is a journalist, multimedia editor and author. She is the co-founder of Discourse Media, a new organization dedicated to innovating new models for producing journalism in the public interest.

 

Jessica Murphy is a freelance print writer and broadcast journalist based in Ottawa. Specializing in politics and current affairs, she has appeared in publications like Macleans, The Guardian, Vice News, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Sun.

 

Laura Osborne is the newest editor-in-chief at RICARDO Media Inc. Ricardo Magazine won two gold awards at last year’s National Magazine Awards Gala.

 

Haley Overland oversees the social platforms at Chatelaine magazine as senior editor, social media. Previously, she worked in the same role at Today’s Parent, increasing that brand’s Twitter audience to more than one million followers.

 

Aliya Pabani is the host of Canadaland’s The Imposter, a podcast about weird art in Canada.

 

Bill Phillips is an editorial and brand consultant based out of New York City. He is the former editor-in-chief of Men’s Health Magazine and a best-selling author of “The Better Man Project.”

 

Richard Poplak is an award-winning author, journalist and graphic novelist, and a senior correspondent at South Africa’s Daily Maverick news site. He has spent the last decade travelling Africa, researching a book that interrogates the idea of a rising Africa, entitled Continental Shift: A Journey Through Africa’s Changing Fortunes.

 

Melissa Renwick is an award-winning freelance photographer and photojournalist based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Canadian Press and TVO, among others.

 

Jess Ross is the multiplatform content designer for TVA.

 

Dan Seaman is the product director at Viafoura, the leading audience development platform based out of Toronto.

 

Maria Schamis Turner is the editor-in-chief of Carte Blanche, the Quebec-based literary journal. Her writing has appeared in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Review of Books, among others, and has aired on CBC Radio.

 

Craig Silverman is a Toronto-based journalist and author. He is the founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada and the founder of Emergent.info, a real-time rumor tracker that was developed as part a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. He was the recipient of a silver award at last year’s inaugural Digital Publishing Awards.

 

Kevin Siu has worked for the Globe and Mail in various departments for over a decade. Currently he is Head of Experience at the Globe.

 

Wing Sze Tang is a freelance beauty writer and editor.

 

Cristina Tenaglia is a reporter and anchor at CP24 in Toronto.

 

Karine Tremblay is the content director at DTK Media.

 

Kathy Vey is an executive producer at TVO. She has over 30 years experience in print and digital journalism.

 

Spencer Walsh is an executive producer at CBC News.ca.

 

Emma Waverman is a current events blogger at Today’s Parent. She is also a weekly food columnist at The Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio’s Here and Now.

 

Julia Wolfe is a news app developer at the Wall Street Journal. She also teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

 

Vanessa Wyse is an award-winning creative director and editorial designer. Most recently, she launched Studio Wyse, where she creates editorial solutions for a variety of clients including Chatelaine, Zoomer Media and the Globe and Mail.

 

Kenny Yum is a digital journalist. Currently, he is the managing editor at AOL Canada, where he oversees HuffPost Canada and other AOL Canada-operated brands such as Moviefone, Autoblog and StyleList.