About the Emcee

Eternity Martis to host DPA19

We’re pleased to announce that award-winning journalist and editor Eternity Martis will host this year’s DPA Soirée on May 29 at One King West Hotel in Toronto.

“I’m very excited to emcee this year’s Digital Publishing Awards and honour the excellent work of journalists, editors, designers, producers and all others in digital publishing who are creating and telling the stories that matter. In the years the DPAs has recognized digital excellence, it’s provided a space for celebrating a range of voices and content that both reflect our cultural landscape and push the boundaries of storytelling. As a young woman fairly new to the industry when the DPAs launched, it was thrilling to see the stories I cared about nominated and awarded. Now as your emcee, I look forward to celebrating another year of astonishing achievements with all of you.”

Eternity is an award-winning journalist and the senior editor at Xtra. Her work, namely on race and gender, has been featured in ViceHuffPostThe Walrus, CBC, HazlittThe Fadertvo.org and more, and one of her essays was selected by Roxane Gay as part of Salon’s series highlighting writers of colour.

Her article “A Capital Idea,” exploring the reasons for capitalizing Black and Indigenous, helped influence media style guides changes across Canada including The Ryerson Review of Journalism, tvo.org, and Xtra. Her writing has also been featured on syllabuses at Western University, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, University of West Indies St. Augustine and on numerous #BlackLivesMatter syllabuses around the world.

In 2018, she won Gold for Best Investigative Feature at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards for her piece “The Health Effects of Anti-Black Racism.” In 2017, she was a National Magazine Awards finalist for Best New Writer for her longform feature “Know Your History, Know Your Greatness” in Hazlitt. She recently wrote an essay in the highly-anticipated anthology “Black Writers Matter” from University of Regina Press (2019), and her memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun, about being a student of colour amid growing white nationalism on campus, is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart.

Eternity is from Toronto and tweets at @eternitymartis.

Come and celebrate with us!

Gold, Silver and Honourable Mentions will be presented at this year’s Digital Publishing Awards Soirée, a night for our industry to come together and celebrate the creators responsible for producing the best digital content in Canada.

Join us on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at One King West Hotel in Toronto. Tickets for the Soirée may be purchased here.  For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Executive Director, Barbara Gould at info@digitalpublishingawards.ca.