Jury des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique 2022

La Fondation des prix pour les médias canadiens est ravie de vous présenter les plus de 80 juges qui forment le jury des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique 2022. Ces professionnels des médias et de la publication numérique ont donné de leur temps et de leur expertise pour nous aider à reconnaître l’excellence en publication numérique canadienne. De notre part à tous à la FPMC, merci!

Carine Abouseif

Carine Abouseif is a features editor at The Walrus. Prior to her work at The Walrus, she edited news and features for The Globe and Mail. Her writing has appeared in The Walrus, The Globe, Broadview, Maisonneuve, and elsewhere.

Luc Archambault

Luc Archambault, électron libre du monde de l’édition et des salles de presse, ayant touché au journalisme, à l’édition, à la rédaction, au Canada, aux USA, en Allemagne et en Chine. Présentement rattaché à Radio-Canada Ontario en tant que journaliste-web, il rêve de partager le restant de ses années entre Berlin et Hanoï, se la couler douce et continuer à refaçonner le monde par le truchement de sa poésie décapante…

Emily Baron Cadloff

With a decade of experience in journalism, Emily Baron Cadloff has worked across the country in television, radio, and print newsrooms. She is currently a staff writer at Modern Farmer, focusing on food and food policies, and she recently completed a senior fellowship with The Walrus. Emily has also been a freelance journalist for years, with bylines in publications across the world. Her favourite stories invariably touch on an interesting cultural phenomenon, a delicious recipe, or both.

Jean-Pierre Bastien

Before landing at URBANIA, Jean-Pierre Bastien covered South American news as a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro and subsequently worked for VICE in Montreal as senior video producer. He is now the head of content of Quatre95, URBANIA‘s media dedicated to questions of money, personal finance and business.

Johan Batier

Experienced Graphic Designer with demonstrated experience of working in the Newspaper and Magazine Industry, Print, and Digital Custom Publishing Companies. Strong arts and design professional skilled in Art Direction, UI Design, Data Design, Infographics, Typography, and Storytelling.

Johan is now working at Métro Média for Journal Metro and those 25 district newspapers in Montreal and Quebec City.

Career History: Graphic designer/journalist/DA at La Presse Plus (Montreal), magazine L’actualité (Montréal), Art Fine Teacher on The Student Refugee Program (Montreal), Reader’s Digest (Montreal), Singapore Airline (Singapore), Canadian Tourism Commission (Vancouver), Investors Group (Winnipeg), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)

Honors-Awards on Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA), Communication Awards, Society for News Design Awards (SND), North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), PEARL Awards (Reflecting Excellence in Custom Publishing)

Dmitry Beniaminov

Dmitry Beniaminov is a digital operations and technology consultant who works with niche publishers and media outlets to help them with various web/tech/dev/ad-ops issues.

Liann Bobechko

Liann Bobechko has been working in the magazine industry since 2000, for the last 18 years at Cottage Life, where she is now Deputy Editor. In addition to developing print and digital stories and publishing a regular enewsletter, she has created numerous special interest publications, and helped make the first season of the Cottage Life podcast. She has served on the board of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, and spoken at industry events at Centennial College and the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Liann is proud to have worked with some of Canada’s finest writers on many award-winning features, packages, and departments over the years.

Marianne Boire

Journaliste et communicatrice depuis 20 ans, Marianne se passionne depuis toujours pour les sujets qui touchent la santé, l’environnement et la saine alimentation. Après avoir œuvré dans l’univers télévisuel, elle est aujourd’hui rédactrice en chef du magazine web 100°, pour l’organisation M361, où elle s’intéresse de près à l’impact social des différentes initiatives dans le domaine de la prévention en santé.

Chris Bond

Chris Bond, Associate Creative Director at SJC Content on the Sobeys account, focuses on delivering industry-leading, innovative digital content. Chris supports high-level creative for seasonal Mid-funnel, in-store POS and Always On Social programs along with mentoring the creative team and supporting the creative director on the account. Previously, Chris worked in magazines for 20+ years on both the digital and print products for a variety of titles including Canadian Living, Style at Home, ELLE Canada and HELLO Canada.

Lindsay Borthwick

Lindsay has 20 years of experience as a writer, editor and content strategist specializing in science, technology and innovation. She has worked as an editor for national magazines in the United States and Canada, including Seed, Green Living and Best Health, as a senior correspondent for Research Money, and as content lead for a variety of digital publications backed by science philanthropies. Lindsay lives in Toronto.

Claire Bouchard

Claire Bouchard is Director, Branded Content, at La Presse. She leads the conception and execution of all Branded Content campaigns, with a strong focus on strategy. She also acts as the editor-in-chief of five magazines published in the tablet app, La Presse+ (SUITE, Habitat, Ambiance maison, 46-64 and Édition limitée). She proactively builds opportunities for content monetization, without sacrificing its quality. Annually, her team produces an impressive total of 1500 stories. She is also the author of two books about Montréal.

Sarah Boumedda

Sarah Boumedda est journaliste au pupitre numérique au quotidien Le Devoir, où elle œuvre depuis 2017. Détentrice d’un baccalauréat en journalisme de l’Université Concordia, elle se spécialise dans l’innovation, la déclinaison et la diffusion de contenus journalistiques sur diverses plateformes numériques, avec une attention particulière sur les réseaux sociaux. Ailleurs qu’au Devoir, elle a aussi développé une expertise en presse écrite, en photographie et en production radio dans plusieurs publications indépendantes à Montréal et en Amérique du Nord.

Magdaline Boutros

Magdaline Boutros est journaliste au Devoir depuis 2018. Elle se spécialise dans la couverture des enjeux sociétaux. Elle a réalisé plusieurs reportages à l’étranger, notamment en Ukraine, au Pakistan, au Liban et en Argentine. Avec en poche un baccalauréat en relations internationales de l’Université de Montréal et une maîtrise en politique comparée et relations internationales de l’Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux, elle avait préalablement travaillé à La Presse canadienne, au Journal de Montréal et à L’Express de Toronto

Sarah Bugden

Sarah Bugden is the Ontario bureau chief at The Canadian Press. Prior to joining CP in January, she spent two years as the assistant managing editor at the Edmonton Journal/Sun and before that she was an editor at The Globe and Mail.

Kitra Cahana

A documentary photographer, filmmaker and photo/video artist, Kitra Cahana has contributed to National GeographicThe New York Times and other leading publications. She’s the recipient of numerous honours, including a Peabody Award, the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award and two World Press Photo prizes. Her latest film Perfecting The Art Of Longingcan be viewed here on the Op-Docs site.

Sasha Chapman

Sasha Chapman is a longform writer and editor best known for exploring food systems and their profound effect in shaping us and the world that sustains us; her work at The Walrus, Cottage Life, Hakai and Toronto Life has won numerous awards.

Jason Chiu

Jason A. Chiu is a Visual Editor at The New York Times.  He works on long features and visual storytelling in special projects, specifically The NYT’s Headway team.  Previously he worked as Deputy Head of Visuals at The Globe And Mail.  He’s also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Newspaper Awards and a mentor with the Canadian Association of Journalists. 

James Cowan

James Cowan is the former editor of Report on Business and Canadian Business magazines.

Alicia Cox Thomson

Alicia Cox Thomson has been working in the media industry for 20 years as a digital editor and content producer for some of Canada’s biggest lifestyle brands, including Chatelaine and HGTV Canada. Now a writer on lifestyle, design and the arts, she’s been published in Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Today’s Parent, CBC Life, Elle Canada, Refinery29, Canadian Business and more. 

Nathalie Cusson

Nathalie Cusson is a self-called hybrid that evolved in the Advertising and Design industries. She brings extensive hands-on experience in corporate identity, branding design, editorial design, and art direction, as well as retail environment design, motion and film making. She has worked on many iconic Canadian brands, including; LCBO, Rethink Breast Cancer, Air Canada’s enRoute, Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, CIBC and Telus. More recently, Nathalie lead the design team of Le Parc to do a complete rebrand of Goldie Hawn’s foundation MindUp for Life. Her work has been recognized through many award shows, from organizations like Vimeo Staff Pick, NOWNESS, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, the National Magazine Awards (14 prizes), Magnum Opus Award, Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the AIGA, the Effie Awards and the ADCC.

Gillian Dobias

With a 20-year career in broadcast television, print, radio and digital, Gillian Dobias works as a producer and content strategist, combining her editorial credentials with brand experience to deliver powerful stories with a memorable message. Gillian started her career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – first in current affairs and subsequently for the internationally syndicated lifestyle series « Fashion File ». Independent commissions for the BBC followed and in 2007 she joined the launch team of Monocle. As Executive Producer of Broadcast, Gillian set up and ran Monocle Films. In addition to editorial videos she produced branded content for the publication’s commercial clients in government, aviation, luxury and tech industries. In 2017 Gillian set up her own production company specialising in the creative industries and built environment. Clients include: Airbnb, McKinsey, Swarovski, COS, Rossinavi Super Yachts and Winkreative.

Christian Duperron

Christian Duperron has been around digital news for 15 years and is currently in charge of the digital news content for Le Devoir on its various platforms. Last year, he worked with the TV news team at the launch of Noovo Info after being a news director for HuffPost Québec, where he worked for 8 years. Previously, he worked as director of digital platforms and web editor-in-chief for the Métro Montréal newspaper.

Christian Duperron évolue dans le domaine de l’information numérique depuis 15 ans et est actuellement responsable des nouvelles en ligne pour Le Devoir sur ses différentes plateformes. L’an dernier, il a travaillé avec l’équipe de l’information télé au lancement de Noovo Info, après avoir été directeur de l’information pour le HuffPost Québec, où il a oeuvré pendant 8 ans. Il avait auparavant occupé différents postes au journal Métro Montréal, notamment à titre de directeur des plateformes interactives et de rédacteur en chef web.

Ralph Elawani

Ralph Elawani est écrivain et éditeur. Il a fondé et dirige les collections NITRATE et FILMÉCRITURE aux éditions Somme route.

Eugénie Emond

Eugénie Emond est journaliste indépendante. Elle collabore avec différents médias dont Beside Media et Radio-Canada. Son travail lui a valu une médaille d’or aux Prix d’excellence en publication numérique l’an dernier ainsi que deux Grands prix du journalisme indépendant. Elle termine également une maîtrise en gérontologie à l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Christine Estima

Christine Estima has written for The New York Times, The Observer, The Walrus, New York Daily News, VICE, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Refinery29, Metro News Canada, CBC, etalk, Bitch Magazine, Maisonneuve Magazine, Broadview Magazine, and many more. She was short-listed for the 2018 Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism, long-listed for the 2015 CBC Canada Writes Creative NonFiction prize, and was a finalist in 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada short-prose competition. Visit ChristineEstima.com.  

Sahar Fatima

Sahar Fatima is the Digital Editor for The Boston Globe’s Metro section. Sahar was previously a reporter and a digital producer at Toronto Star, where she worked to amplify voices from underrepresented communities. She has also reported for The Globe and Mail.

Valérie Gaudreau

Au Soleil depuis 2003, Valérie Gaudreau a travaillé dans divers secteurs avant de couvrir la scène municipale de Québec de 2011 à 2017. Elle fait cette année-là le saut à la direction comme cheffe des nouvelles avant d’été nommée rédactrice en chef du Soleil, poste qu’elle occupe depuis juin 2018. Elle collabore aussi à la radio de Radio-Canada, à la radio CKIA-FM et auprès des jeunes journalistes du magazine de rue La Quête qui vient en aide aux itinérants du centre-ville de Québec.

Jane Gerster

Jane Gerster is an award-winning independent reporter whose critical history of the RCMP, For the Good of the Force, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in 2022.

Hollay Ghadery

Hollay Ghadery is a writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in various literary journals. Fuse, her memoir of mixed-race identity and mental health, was released by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in spring 2021. Hollay’s debut collection of poetry, Rebellion Box, is due to be released in spring 2023 with Radiant Press. Hollay is also the Reviews Editor for the Minola Review—a literary journal dedicated to publishing women-identifying and non-binary writers. 

Laura Godfrey

Laura Godfrey is a content editor for Torstar’s daily newspapers, primarily the Toronto Star, where she recently had the pleasure of designing the front page on multiple occasions during a summer 2021 secondment. She also has three years’ worth of leadership experience, having worked as a production manager for StarMetro newspapers and Pagemasters North America, where she led teams of editors and designers through daily newspaper production and major workflow transitions.

Danielle Groen

Danielle Groen is a Toronto-based writer and editor whose work has appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada. She’s won six National Magazine Awards and the Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism.

Photo Credit: Bernard Brault 

Isabelle Hachey

Isabelle Hachey est chroniqueuse à La Presse. Auparavant, elle a fait partie de l’équipe d’enquête de ce journal. Elle a également été correspondante à Londres et a couvert des zones de conflits, notamment en Ukraine, en Irak, en Libye et dans les territoires palestiniens. Lauréate du prix Judith-Jasmin à six reprises, elle a aussi remporté le prix Jules-Fournier, attribué par le Conseil supérieur de la langue française en reconnaissance de la qualité de la langue de ses écrits. 

Natalie Harmsen

Natalie Harmsen is the assistant editor at Slice and Complex Canada. Her writing has appeared in Maisonneuve, Chatelaine, Elle Canada and more. She was a National Magazine Award nominee for Best Personal Journalism in 2020.

Jordan Heath-Rawlings

Jordan Heath-Rawlings has spent more than two decades at all levels of Canadian media. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor with various Toronto dailies. He was a founding editor of Sportsnet Magazine in 2011 and went on to revamp and lead Sportsnet.ca’s newsroom as Deputy Editor. As Director of Special Projects at Rogers Media, he worked with magazines like Maclean’s, Today’s Parent, and Chatelaine on their biggest editorial initiatives. In 2018, he moved to podcasting and launched Frequency Podcast Network, where he oversees a network of 30+ shows and hosts Frequency’s award-winning flagship daily news show, The Big Story. Jordan is also the host of the critically acclaimed narrative podcast The Gravy Train, which details the life and legacy of the late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. He lives in Toronto with his wife and young daughter and enjoys sports, reading, whiskey, asking questions and getting answers.

Meigan Henry

Based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Meigan Henry is the senior video producer and a video editor for both Hakai Magazine (www.hakaimagazine.com) and the Hakai Institute (www.hakai.org). Before she moved back to Canada, she worked as an editorial producer for the Digital Studio at Smithsonian Enterprises, and as Director of Production for the Missions Media division of the National Geographic Society. Meigan is passionate about working with scientists, artists, and communicators towards the shared goal of creating engaging and accurate science media.

Kim Honey

Kim Honey is a veteran news reporter and editor who has worked at six newspapers and two magazines during her 35-year career in Canadian journalism, including The Globe and MailThe Toronto Star and Maclean’s. She has won awards for feature writing and spot news, and edited stories nominated for Michener, National Newspaper and National Magazine awards. Honey is currently the deputy editor of Zoomer magazine, where she edits, writes and runs their Zed book club and website. 

Nathara Imenes

Nathara Imenes is a multidisciplinary professional. After spending 10+ years editing for TV, she shifted to film and podcast editing. She’s currently working as a producer at Yahoo Studios.
She has Film and Journalism training; the pandemic lockdowns made her reconnect with her passion for scriptwriting.

An enthusiastic at-home barista, she likely listened to the podcasts sipping some tea latte while snuggling with one of her two puppies.

Tanay Jaipuria

Tanay Jaipuria is a product manager at Instagram where he works on creator monetization. In the past, he has worked on new ad and media formats at Facebook and as a consultant at McKinsey. He also writes a popular weekly newsletter on the business of technology and has been a contributor to TechCrunch and Huffington Post. Tanay graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Katie Jensen

Katie Jensen runs Vocal Fry Studios, a Toronto podcast production company creating original podcasts for media companies, brands & non-profits. She’s made podcasts for CBC Podcasts, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, Indigo, David Suzuki Foundation, Globe and Mail, St. Joseph Media, Canada Media Fund, Polaris Music Prize, The Atkinson Foundation, and Canadaland.

Jimmy Jeong

Jimmy Jeong is a Korean-Canadian photojournalist based in Vancouver. His approach in his photojournalism is to respect the individuals who allows space into their lives and stories. Jimmy’s contributions include Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, Getty, the United Nations, Der Spiegel, Men’s Health, and Bloomberg. Select recognition includes American Photographic Artists, Communication Arts, Online Journalism Awards and Prix de la Photographie Paris. He is a founding member of Rogue Collective and a member of DiversifyPhoto. During the start of the pandemic Jimmy became a founding mentor with Room Up Front, a mentorship for aspiring BIPOC photojournalists in Canada.

Jessica Johns

Jessica Johns is a nehiyaw aunty with English-Irish ancestry and a member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. Her short story “Bad Cree” won the 2020 Writers’ Trust Journey Prize and her novel of the same name will be released in January 2023 with HarperCollins in Canada and Doubleday in the US.

Hugo Joncas

Il s’est consacré au journalisme économique à l’hebdomadaire Les Affaires avant de commencer à faire de plus en plus d’investigations. Il est passé au Bureau d’enquête du Journal de Montréal en 2014, puis à La Presse en 2021, comme journaliste d’enquête économique. Il se penche sur la face cachée de l’immobilier, la fraude, les relations entre le crime organisé et l’économie légale. Il porte aussi un regard attentif sur les questions de cybersécurité.

Pierre Kattar

Pierre Kattar is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker. He started at The Washington Post’s website in 1999 where he produced video news stories and short documentaries. He left The Post in 2010 and now works as an independent filmmaker. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, he grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Kattar graduated from DePaul University with an International Studies degree focusing on gender, power and race. He now lives in Rome, Italy.

Kate Knibbs

Kate Knibbs is a writer and editor currently living in Chicago. She is a senior staff writer at Wired magazine, and was formerly on staff at The Ringer and Gizmodo.

Darian Kovacs

Darian Kovacs Indigenous Business Leader in Marketing, Communications, & PR I am an Indigenous business leader with 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, and public relations and have founded my own firm, Jelly Digital Marketing & PR.

Xavier Kronström Richard

Xavier Kronström Richard est journaliste et stratège de contenu numérique basé à Montréal. Il travaille depuis 15 ans dans les médias où il conçoit et produit des contenus innovants et engageants pour les plateformes numériques. Il a notamment piloté des programmes d’innovation numérique à CBC/Radio-Canada, et a lancé la maison de production de balados Grand public en 2019. Depuis 2022, il travaille sur les stratégies d’engagement dans l’équipe numérique du Devoir.

Marie Lambert-Chan

Marie Lambert-Chan est cheffe de contenu, Science et environnement, pour le Service de l’information de Radio-Canada. De 2016 à 2022, elle a été rédactrice en chef de Québec Science, le seul magazine scientifique francophone destiné au grand public au Canada. Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en communication, profil journalisme, de l’UQAM, elle a collaboré aux émissions Moteur de recherche et Bien entendu, sur les ondes d’ICI Première, et On va se le dire, sur ICI Télé.

Dominique Lamberton

Dominique is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in publishing, having held roles at some of Canada’s top media brands. Newly based in Calgary, she’s the managing editor at city lifestyle magazine Avenue. Prior to joining the team at Avenue, she was a senior editor at Air Canada enRoute and, before that, an associate editor at Chatelaine. Her work has also appeared in Best HealthCanadian Health & Lifestyle and re:porter.

Jessica Leeder

Jessica Leeder is an Emmy-winning independent journalist who writes narrative nonfiction and fictional stories. Her feature work has appeared lately in The Walrus, Chatelaine and MaRS Magazine. Previously, she was Atlantic Bureau Chief at The Globe and Mail. Jessica has also reported for the Toronto Star, the Dallas Morning News, and the National Post. Her work, including assignments in Afghanistan and Haiti, has been recognized by the NNA’s, the Atlantic Journalism Awards, EPPYs, Webbys and the DPAs. She was awarded Personal Essay of the Year at the 2019 DPAs for a Globe piece detailing the difficulty of getting an abortion in Nova Scotia.

Jean-François Légaré

Jean-François Légaré is an editorial director at Sid Lee, one of the world’s leading creative agencies, where he collaborates with a team of content creators, designers and strategists for brands like Hyundai and the UNDP Accelerator Lab Network, Samsung, Air Transat, IGA, Ivanhoe Cambridge and more. JF landed at Sid Lee after 15 years in media, where he made his mark as a travel, fashion and lifestyle reporter and editor for some of Canada’s top magazines. During his 3-year tenure as editor-in-chief of enRoute, Air Canada’s renowned travel magazine, the publication was named the world’s best inflight magazine by Monocle. The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year in 2018.

Owen Leitch

Owen Leitch is a media executive and journalist with experience in newsrooms in Canada and abroad, specializing in live news, current affairs and content development strategy. He is the Executive Producer of Global Brands for Narcity Media and is based in Toronto, Ontario. Previously, Owen has worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Al Jazeera English.

Guillaume Levasseur

Journaliste multimedia au Devoir depuis 2016, Guillaume Levasseur est passionné par la représentation visuelle de l’information. Son travail en tant que vidéaste a contribué à développer l’identité video du Devoir au cours des dernières années. Il a une grande passion pour la direction photo et tout ce qui touche l’image d’une video. Geek de nature et grand fan de Star Wars, il détient un diplôme collégial en photographie, un baccalauréat en politique appliquée et un diplôme de deuxième cycle en journalisme.

Den Levy

Dan Levy is a Montreal-based writer, editor and content strategist. Since earning a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University, he has navigated the fascinating waters of media think tanks, global marketing agencies, and fast-growing tech startups. He was the founding editor of the National Magazine Award-winning blog Sparksheet and currently serves as Director, Content and Corporate Messaging, at Ada.

Shelby Lisk

Shelby Lisk is an Ottawa-based Kanyen’kehá:ka photographer, filmmaker, and journalist with roots in Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, in Ontario). She is currently the Indigenous Hub Reporter for TVO, based out of Carleton University.

Jacqueline Loch

Jacquie is a content strategy and media executive specializing in delivering multi-platform content marketing solutions and ROI for brands across social media, digital, video, print, SEO, custom research and e-commerce. With over 25 years of experience, she is a branded content solutions expert who drives engagement and results for clients, and cultivates C-level relationships. In her role as EVP Customer Innovation, she works closely with SJC’s largest clients to create innovative and compelling cross platform content solutions that deliver on company revenue goals. Most recently, Jacquie was VP & Group Publisher at SJC Media and TC Media where she oversaw portfolios of consumer media brands including FASHIONELLE CanadaCanadian Living, and Style at Home, and held the roles of VP Content Solutions and VP Client Solutions at Rogers Media, where she launched and led Rogers award-winning Content Solutions division. A recognized leader in marketing solutions and media innovation, Jacquie is Chair of The Content Council (New York) and a frequent speaker across North America and Europe, having created award-winning multi-platform content strategies for a range of clients.

Judith Lussier

Judith Lussier est autrice, journaliste, chroniqueuse et animatrice. On lui doit plusieurs essais, dont « On peut plus rien dire: le militantisme à l’ère des réseaux sociaux », et « Annulé(e), réflexions sur la cancel culture » (Cardinal). Elle a collaboré aux émissions ALT (VRAK) et On se fera pas d’amis (Télé-Québec), en plus de coanimer la série de capsules Les Brutes à Télé-Québec. Elle anime actuellement Les Sorcières, un balado de discussions féministes.

Samia Madwar

Samia Madwar is the managing editor at The Walrus. She was previously an editor at Up Here magazine and a new media editor at Canadian Geographic.

Tahiat Mahboob

Tahiat Mahboob is a multimedia journalist and educator. From politics to pop-culture, her insatiable curiosity has led her to produce stories on a wide range of beats. She has worked in Bangladesh, America and Canada, reporting for The Daily Star, Asia Society, CBC/Radio-Canada, CTV News, and Global News across mediums. Her work focuses on covering underreported communities, educating storytellers from marginalized groups, and developing sustainable newsroom strategies​. Tahiat has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and CUNY’s Craig Newmark School of Journalism. She’s a fellow of the Online News Association 2021 Women’s Leadership Accelerator and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Anna McKenzie

Anna McKenzie is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and a grateful guest on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. A mother of three, she is currently completing her first year of law school at the University of Victoria’s Joint Law Degree program in Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders. Prior to this, Anna worked as a reporter with IndigiNews, the Discourse Media and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) focusing on Indigenous child welfare issues. Along with her colleagues at IndigiNews, Anna was awarded Silver for Best Investigative Story by the Canadian Online Publishing Awards for her breakthrough story on birth alerts. 

David McPherson

David McPherson is a Waterloo, Ontario-based author, freelance writer, and communications consultant. Ever since attending his first rock concert in 1989 (The Who) and buying his first LP (Freeze Frame by The J. Geils Band), music has become “the elixir of his life.” With more than 18,000 songs on his iPod, and an ever-growing vintage vinyl collection, it’s a joy for him to discover new music; he loves sharing these discoveries with his wife and two children. After watching his first show [The Old 97s] at the Horseshoe Tavern more than twenty years ago, he was in love with this iconic venue. David’s first book: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History was published in 2017 by Dundurn Press. His latest book – Massey Hall – was published in November 2021. A regular contributor to Words + Music, Canadian Cycling, and CSA News, over the years, his writing has appeared in countless publications including: Grammy.com, Zoomer!, Sharp, the Globe & Mail, No Depression, Paste, American Songwriter, Bluegrass Unlimited, Exclaim! and Canadian Musician. As president and chief creative officer of McPherson Communications, David helps clients get the words right. Current clients include: Westmount Golf & Country Club and Telus International.

Farhan Mohamed

Farhan Mohamed is the co-founder and CEO of Overstory Media Group, a media company focused on rebuilding local news. Since launching the company in May 2021, Overstory employs more than 35 people and has grown to more than 10 community publications, including Capital Daily, Burnaby Beacon, Fraser Valley Current, and Vancouver Tech Journal. Prior to Overstory, Farhan was the Editor-in-Chief and co-owner at Daily Hive, helping to grow the company from a passion project to a fully functioning newsroom across Canada. Under his direction, the publication grew from 200,000 monthly unique visitors to over 6.5 million. 

Jessica Murphy

Jessica Murphy has been in the news industry for over 15 years – currently with BBC News, where she works as a news editor with the Canadian and US digital teams. She has reported from Montreal. Ottawa, Washington DC and Toronto.

Sabrina Myre

Sabrina Myre est une journaliste indépendante basée à Montréal, après plusieurs années à l’étranger. Depuis Jérusalem, elle a produit des reportages pour des médias de différents pays. Elle a aussi travaillé à Paris pour Radio France international et le magazine Jeune Afrique, entre 2014 et 2016. Elle est aussi lauréate d’une médaille d’argent en 2020 pour son reportage «La longue route des survivantes yézidies» en Irak, publié dans le magazine ELLE Québec. Elle a passé les huit premières années de sa carrière à Radio-Canada.

Ashitha Nagesh

Ashitha Nagesh is a senior journalist for BBC News, where she has won awards for her original journalism looking at issues that affect Black and Asian communities in the UK. From April, she will start a new role as the BBC’s Community Affairs correspondent. Before joining the BBC Ashitha was a senior news reporter for Metro.co.uk, the website of Metro national newspaper, where she covered the news desk during the tragic terror attacks of 2017. 

Samantha Nock

Samantha Nock is an apihtaw’kos’an poet, writer, and beadwork artist from Treaty 8 territory in Northeast British Columbia, the traditional lands of the Dunne-zaa, Cree, and Saulteaux peoples. Her family is originally from Ile-a-la-Crosse (Sakitawak) in Northern Saskatchewan, Treaty 10 territory. At present, Samantha is an uninvited visitor on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She has been published in Maisonneuve, This Magazine, VICE, and Prism International amongst others. 

Neil Parmar

Neil Parmar is on the brand strategy and communications team at SickKids Foundation, which supports The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He is also on the Board at Social Planning Toronto. His work as a journalist, editor, instructor, and marketer has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, TV news and radio programs, podcasts, and classrooms. He’s also overseen editorial teams to support TV shows as well as a festival in Central Park. In New York City, Silicon Valley, and Abu Dhabi, he helped manage global newsrooms of multimedia correspondents during tumultuous transitions such as the Arab Spring and 2016 U.S. presidential election. In Toronto, he documented Shopify’s impact and growth into Canada’s most valuable company.

Neil’s writing has been published in Entrepreneur, Inc., OZY, and HuffPost, among others. Neil also spent eight months reporting for The Wall Street Journal‘s “Waste Lands” series, which revisited the little-noticed aftermath of the U.S. nuclear-arms buildup and became a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

Karen Pinchin

Karen Pinchin is an investigative food systems journalist in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Tina Pittaway

Tina Pittaway is an award-winning radio and podcast producer and show runner. Her work has been honoured with awards from Amnesty International, the Canadian Journalism Association, the New York Festivals and the Canadian Science Writers Association. She currently oversees productions in the museum sector, publishing houses, and mental health non-profits.

Philippe Poitras

Détenteur d’un bac en finance et administration ainsi que d’une maîtrise en gestion de l’innovation de HEC Montréal, M. Poitras œuvre aux confins de la politique publique, de l’entreprenariat, de la stratégie, de l’innovation sociale, du marketing social et des communications depuis 30 ans.

En 2013-2014, il a l’idée de créer un média positif et grand public dédié à l’action climatique qui serait appuyé par la production de connaissances académiques sur les enjeux de communications climatiques. L’idée devient réalité en 2017 quand le Projet Unpointcinq est officiellement lancé. M. Poitras co-dirige ce projet d’impact social unique au Canada.

Dylan Reid

Dylan Reid is a co-founder of Spacing magazine and is currently its executive editor. He was also the editor of Spacing‘s pocket book series and the author of the pocket book « The Toronto Public Etiquette Guide. » In 2010, he was a co-recipient with other Spacing founders of the Jane Jacobs prize. As well as many essays and features in Spacing, he has published in NOW magazine, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Azure magazine, and the Toronto Review of Books. He received an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from King’s College in 2021. He also works as a freelance editor.

Della Rollins

Della Rollins is a Toronto-based photojournalist, photo editor and video producer with more than 14 years of experience creating and overseeing the production of visual content for Canada’s leading clients. Della is the Photo Editor at Studio Wyse (Canadian Business, University of Toronto Magazine, Ryerson University Magazine, Voyageur, Queen’s Alumni Review and other clients). Prior to joining Studio Wyse, she was a Contributing Photo Editor and Freelance Video Producer at Maclean’s. Her photo and video work has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines and she also shoots for a large roster of some of the world’s top organizations.

Colin Schultz

Colin Schultz is the news editor of Hakai Magazine. Before joining Hakai, Colin wrote for Smithsonian Magazine’s Smart News, and was a contributing writer and editor for the American Geophysical Union’s newspaper Eos. His freelance writing has appeared online or in print for Popular Science, Discover, New Scientist, Scientific American and others.

Erin Soros

Erin Soros is a settler writer and SFU’s Shadbolt Fellow in Public Humanities. Her honours include The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2020, and a National Magazine Award for One-of-a-Kind-Storytelling. Her fiction received the CBC Literary Award and the Commonwealth Award for the Short Story.

Marcel Soucy

Économiste de formation, Marcel Soucy possède aussi un certificat en marketing à HEC Montréal. Après avoir collaboré à plusieurs grands magazines québécois — Châtelaine, Québec Science, Sélection du Reader’s Digest —, Marcel Soucy a fondé un magazine B2B de concert avec le groupe Rona. Par la suite, il a collaboré au magazine Surface et il en est devenu le propriétaire et l’éditeur en 2002. Le magazine Surface en est à sa 38e année d’existence. Il est offert en version papier et en version numérique.

Claudine St-Germain

Claudine St-Germain est rédactrice en chef de L’actualité. Elle a consacré sa carrière au journalisme magazine, d’abord à titre de journaliste indépendante, puis au sein du magazine Coup de pouce, où elle a été responsable des reportages et rédactrice en chef. Elle s’est jointe à L’actualité en 2017 à titre de rédactrice en chef adjointe, avant de prendre la direction de l’équipe en janvier 2021.

Erin Sylvester

Erin Sylvester is the acting managing editor at The Walrus. She has written and fact-checked for various Canadian publications.

Kat Tancock

Kat Tancock is a writer, editor and content strategist based in Toronto. She is co-founder and co-editor of nature-focused Rewilding Magazine and of Workshop, a small business magazine for makers and creators in Canada.

Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Nick Taylor-Vaisey is a POLITICO reporter who writes the Ottawa Playbook morning newsletter. He worked for Maclean’s magazine for more than eight years, mostly writing features and keeping the website humming. He also spent two years at OpenFile, a community news start-up.

Maryse Tessier

Maryse Tessier est Montréalaise d’adoption. Elle est diplômée de l’Université de Montréal en traduction et en journalisme. Elle occupe la fonction de journaliste au pupitre web et mobile de La Presse depuis 2010. Elle a assuré pendant plusieurs années la présence du quotidien montréalais sur les réseaux sociaux. Depuis 2019, elle crée de la vidéo. Elle se passionne pour les sujets un peu champ gauche, en plus d’avoir à cœur l’expérience utilisateur. 

Kathy Vey

Kathy Vey’s long run in journalism included pivotal roles at media outlets such as TVO, the Toronto Star, Queen’s Park Briefing, and OpenFile. She was the 2019 recipient of the Digital Publishing Leadership Award, which honours an individual’s career contributions to Canadian digital publishing. 

Marco Vigliotti

Marco Vigliotti spent the past 10 years working as a journalist and editor, from covering rural communities in southern Alberta to managing the city team at Ottawa’s only daily newspapers. Marco started his career as a community newspaper reporter in southern Alberta before moving to Regina to cover city hall and the Saskatchewan legislature for a daily newspaper there. Marco then moved back to Ontario, where he worked in community newspapers before landing back home in Ottawa, where he covered Parliament Hill as a reporter for The Hill Times and one of its sister publications. Marco was then picked to manage the newsroom at competitor iPolitics, overseeing a small but mighty team that covered Parliament Hill and Queen’s Park. Marco is now serving as city editor for the Ottawa Citizen/Ottawa Sun team, overseeing all reporters for the city/local section.

Daniel Viola

Daniel Viola is a features editor at The Walrus. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve.

Steph Wechsler

Steph Wechsler is the managing editor of J-Source and co-lead on the Canada Press Freedom Project.

Kate Wells

Kate Wells is a Digital Experience and Content Specialist at Ontario Pension Board. She has worked in digital media for the past 12 years, including roles as acting digital director at Canadian Living and senior digital editor at Air Canada enRoute.

Jayne Wilkinson

Jayne Wilkinson is an art writer and editor from Toronto, Canada, whose writing has appeared in Artforum, C Magazineesse art + ideas, Prefix PhotoMomusInuit Art Quarterly, and others. From 2019 to 2021, she was Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Art, where she brought a range of new artists and voices to the platform, expanding the role of a traditional print publication. Prior to joining Canadian Art, she served as Editor/Publisher at Prefix Photo and Director/Curator at Prefix ICA, oversaw publications and public programs as Assistant Curator at the Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto Mississauga), and coordinated touring exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She is currently a Lecturer in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto and in Art History at McMaster University.

2021 Juges

La Fondation des prix pour les médias canadiens est heureuse de présenter la liste des juges pour les Prix d’excellence en publication numérique de 2021. Chaque année, plus de 70 bénévoles des industries des médias et de la publication numérique donnent leur temps et leur expertise pour nous aider à reconnaître l’excellence en publication numérique canadienne. Un grand merci à tous ceux qui ont participé au processus d’évaluation cette année!

Leslie Andrachuk is a global digital publishing and marketing executive, having spearheaded digital media and marketing at the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Global Television and a number of global brands such as Vodafone and McCann Erickson Worldwide. She recently launched AlphaWomanCo, a media company with the mission to help women optimize their lives physically, mentally and professionally so they are prepared to step into leadership roles in both corporate and government positions. The company includes a digital publication, a podcast and events. She is also co-founder of the recently launched Eve’s Collective.

Leslie is happiest when connecting with inspiring womxn and telling their stories to encourage others. She is passionate about changing biases that hold all womxn back from realizing their true power and is grateful that at this point in her career she has the skills to drive real change. Leslie is an avid skier and mother to her amazing 16 year old son.

Emily Baron Cadloff is a freelance writer and reporter with over a decade of experience. With a background in television journalism, Emily has worked for all three major networks in Canada, in newsrooms across the country. Now, as a freelance reporter, Emily writes for many outlets including Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, and Vice, with a focus on culture, news, and education. She was nominated for a 2020 DPA in the category of Best Personal Essay, and now shares her thoughts in a weekly newsletter examining Canadian culture, Up Here, which is found at uphere.substack.com

Arjun Basu is a writer and editor living in Montreal. He is a past President of the National Magazine Awards Foundation.

Oscar Beardmore-Gray is a freelance producer, videographer and podcaster based in Vancouver, BC. His recent work includes producing a documentary on medicinal cannabis for Telus and working on VII Foundation’s multimedia project Imagine: Reflections on Peace. He won Best Digital Editorial Package at last year’s Digital Publishing Awards for The Fish You (Don’t Know You) Eat, produced while enrolled in the Global Reporting Program.

Sheima Benembarek is a Moroccan Canadian freelance writer and publishing professional. She is a graduate of the Centennial College book, magazine, and electronic publishing program and has held various positions within the magazine sector. Currently, she works as an events manager at The Walrus.

Jamie Bradburn is a Toronto-based writer and historian. His work has been published by TVO, Spacing, Historica Canada, The Grid, and the Toronto Star, as well as custom publications for clients ranging from the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to Tourism Toronto. He received a National Magazine Award in 2014 for his work on Torontoist’s « Historicist » column.

Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours is an independent journalist and a co-founder and editor of Ricochet media. She worked and published in almost all Québec media as a journalist and did research for several TV and radio shows around Québec. She teaches journalism at Concordia University and is the president of the Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec.

Anne Burke — I have prior experience in being an award judge, with the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, as well as the Manitoba Book Awards, the Robert Kroetch City of Edmonton Prize, the Canadian Authors Association, and many others. I was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Alberta Centennial Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to the Province of Alberta and to Canada.

I am a publisher and literary editor of an arts, literary, and cultural magazine (we will not be entering the awards this year). I read in English and I live in Calgary, Alberta. I was President of the Writers Guild of Alberta, founding and pro tem President of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, and Vice President of the Alberta Cultural Industries Association (representing the Magazine sector). I currently serve on the Board of Directors for Magazines Canada. As a voting member of Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, I serve on the blue box committee as well as the arts, literary, and cultural task force.

I am a Full Member of the League of Canadian Poets and was Membership Chair for eight years, in addition to being Chair of the Feminist Caucus and series editor for the Living Archive chapbook series.I remain an active member of the Writers Guild of Alberta.

I completed studies for a Ph.D. in Contemporary and Canadian Literature at the University of Ottawa and U.B.C. with a B.Ed in Elementary and Secondary Education from Queen’s University. I earned an M.A. magna cum laude in Canadian Literature from York University and a B.A. with Honours in English from Concordia University in Montreal.

John Carson is the former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Lawyer’s Daily, the fifth editorship in his career, and is now the Content Director at Motum B2B. He brings 25 years of journalism, online content and digital communications experience to the role as an editor and reporter in the U.K. and Canada, specializing in technology and business. He also runs a digital consultancy called Herb Communications.

Erin D. Cauchi is an investigative journalist covering people and institutions in power with a focus on global security, civil liberties & human rights. She has reported for NBC News, National Geographic, BBC News, Al Jazeera, CNN, and Newsweek among others, producing everything from breaking news to investigative features and international documentaries. She recently co-wrote a nonfiction book that serves as a fact-check on post-9/11 U.S. warfare, published by Simon & Schuster in April 2021. Her work creating an original Netflix documentary series was recognized in 2020 with the James Beard Broadcast Media Award for Visual Reporting as well as an Emmy nomination. Cauchi has also been a judge for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards since 2015. She holds a Master of Science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a BA(Hons) in world history from the University of Toronto.

Nouhaila Chelkhaoui is the Manager of Women Founders Programs at the DMZ, Ryerson University. In her role, she advises and supports women entrepreneurs, as well as builds programs to help the startups grow. Nouhaila is especially passionate about supporting underestimated entrepreneurs. Outside the DMZ and Ryerson, Nouhaila is the founder of a social venture called Scale Without Borders helping self-identifying immigrants and newcomers in tech and entrepreneurship.

Jason A. Chiu is the UX and Design lead at Export Development Canada where he’s leading an overhaul of digital experiences and how government financial support reaches Canadian business coast to coast. Prior to joining EDC in 2019 he was at The Globe and Mail where he led photo, design, graphics, interactive, video and magazine teams as the Deputy Head of Visuals. He was at The Globe for a decade as an Art Director, UX lead, and creative on some of The Globe‘s most ambitious editorial and product endeavours. His work has received accolades from the NNAs, SNDs, DPAs, POYi, IMMA, and EPPYs.

With nearly 10 years’ digital development experience in the media industry, Caroline Choinière is a Product Owner with Rad, Radio-Canada’s journalism laboratory. She holds a graduate diploma in entrepreneurial management and a master’s degree in e-commerce. Her role at Rad is to leverage the power of digital to develop innovative new ways of covering the news.

Jean-François Cloutier est journaliste financier depuis plus de dix ans. Il a commencé sa carrière en France comme stagiaire dans un hebdomadaire économique régional avant de faire le saut au Québec à La Presse en 2006. En 2008, il s’est joint à temps plein au journal Les Affaires. En 2010, il a été engagé chez Québecor, tout d’abord à la chaîne financière Argent et ensuite au Journal de Montréal. Depuis 2013, il est membre du Bureau d’enquête de Québecor. En 2019, il s’est mérité avec d’autres collègues le prix Judith-Jasmin, catégorie enquête, de la Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ), pour une série de reportages sur des problèmes d’éthique au sein de la filiale immobilière de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Féru de littérature et d’enquêtes financières, il possède une maîtrise en Études françaises et un MBA de HEC Montréal. Il est l’auteur de deux livres, dont un essai remarqué sur les paradis fiscaux en 2017 (La Grande Dérive), et un essai sur le phénomène de la radio parlée à Québec en 2008 (Jeff Fillion et le malaise québécois). Il a aussi collaboré à d’autres ouvrages, dont PLQ inc., sur le financement au Parti libéral à l’époque de Jean Charest.

Ian Cockfield is Managing Editor of EVENT magazine and runs its Reading Service for Writers. He is a past fiction editor of PRISM international. He has been a juror for the Alberta Magazine Awards (Fiction category, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020); National Magazine Awards (Essays category, 2018); Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (USA, Personal Essay & Memoir category, 2019, 2020); and an assessor for the Manitoba Arts Council. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, was a past president of the Magazine Association of BC, and has been a freelance editor since 2003. His fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in various Canadian journals. He has been on publishing panels at Word on the Street Vancouver, MagNet (Toronto), BC Book and Magazine Week, the Magazine Writers’ Craft Fair (Vancouver) and SFU’s The Writer’s Studio.    

Francine Compton is the Assignment Producer for CBC Indigenous. She is the president of the Native American Journalists Association and a director for World Press Freedom Canada.

Julia De Laurentiis Johnston has been involved with Canadian media for over fifteen years and has won national and international awards for podcast creation. She’s worked at Maclean’s, The Walrus and Azure but has spent the bulk of her time with Shameless magazine. She’s held various roles at the publication, including running the Shameless Podcast Camp for teen girls and trans youth, and she currently sits on the board. Julia won the first DPA for Best Podcast Series for the Maclean’s culture podcast, The Thrill, which she co-produced/co-hosted.

Matthew DiMera is an award-winning editor and journalist currently living in Toronto, and is the Founder of The Resolve, a new digital publication centring Black, Indigenous and racialized people in Canada. 

Most recently he was the Acting Editor-in-Chief at rabble.ca where he was leading strategy for an editorial refocusing and relaunch, and the Managing Editor at Xtra where he drove new and innovative digital-only editorial and engagement strategies.

He is a long-time advocate for the importance and power of social justice and community reporting.

Aileen Donnelly is deputy news editor, digital at the National Post. She has also worked as a copy editor, web producer and reporter at the Post.

Christian Duperron is news director for HuffPost Québec, a team that he joined 8 years ago. Previously, he worked as director of digital platforms and web editor-in-chief for the Métro Montréal newspaper.

After a successful 15 year career in PR and Marketing, Risa Feldman decided to pivot her career and try her hand in the travel and culinary niche. She quickly climbed that ladder, with immediate national travel features and being recognized as host of the top radio show, LA Eats

Risa’s career has included positions as Vice President at Integrated Sports International,  President of New Leaf Events and Marketing, Producer/Celebrity Interviewer for the 2002 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games amongst many other impressive titles.

Over the last 10 years she has created a name for herself in the travel/culinary world, appearing on numerous TV shows as the Epicurean Explorer.

Currently, Risa is Editor of Journey Beyond Aspen magazine and Host of Epicurean Exploring (a show on Healthy Life Network). 

When she is not traveling for work, she calls home Southern California, Aspen, and where she is originally is from, East Brunswick, New Jersey. Risa is a graduate of the University of Miami. 

Laurie Few is a journalist with 32 years’ experience producing news and current affairs, digital content and investigative journalism.

Laurie is currently the Executive Producer, Digital at TVO. Prior to joining TVO Laurie was the Managing Editor at Canada’s National Observer and before that she held the title of Director of Digital and Creative Content at CPAC, Canada’s Cable Public Affairs Channel.

Laurie started her journalism career at CTV, first as the producer of the investigative segment Goldhawk Fights Back airing on CTV national news for 10 years and then as an investigative producer for CTV’s long running news and current affairs show, W5 for nine years. Laurie was then hired as the Executive Producer of the award winning investigative and current affairs show, 16×9, on Global Television from 2009 – 2016. Laurie’s exacting standards and visual production sense created a strong brand identity that was recognized with multiple industry awards.

Laurie has taught various courses in investigative journalism. Laurie was a lawyer prior to becoming a journalist.

Despite completing a degree in Film Studies at Concordia University, Élodie Gagnon fell in love with radio as she made her debut behind the microphone at the university radio station CISM. Getting picked up by Radio-Canada, she joined the institution and learned the basics of radio production by crafting longform reportage on social and cultural matters. This journey became 12 years of experimentation with all aspects of radio: from ideation to hosting, reporting, producing and directing. After more than a decade in public service, she switched to the private sector as the Producer of The Aquarium, a live-broadcast radio space for C2 Montréal’s world-class conference on commerce and creativity, as well as producing the C2 Podcast, a series that tackled big issues with the most forward-thinking leaders in the world. Élodie is now the head of RECreation, a podcast production studio headquartered in Montreal and which is behind the hit podcast Pourquoi Julie?.

Cody Gault is the director of digital products for Toronto LifeOttawaFashionWeddingbellsQuill & Quire and Strategic Content Labs. Before that he was the director of digital for The Walrus and The Walrus Talks, and before that the manager of digital products for the National Post and the Financial Post. He has a BA and an MA in English literature and began his career as a writer and an editor, but crossed the proverbial aisle with the ambition of helping to ensure the ongoing financial viability of Canadian journalism.

Lianne George is the director of strategic communications for the Brookfield Institute of Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University. She is the founder of George&Co., a Toronto-based editorial consultancy. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of Chatelaine and director of lifestyle content for Rogers Digital Content & Publishing. She was the founding editor of Torstar’s The Grid and has held senior-level positions at Maclean’s and Canadian Business. Her feature writing has appeared in publications including Maclean’s, Report on Business and New York magazine. She was awarded the Grand Prix Editor of the Year award at the 2018 National Magazine Awards.

Emma Gilchrist is editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Narwhal, an online magazine that publishes in-depth and investigative reporting about Canada’s natural world. When she’s not tethered to her computer, Emma is happiest reading a book or surfing the waves of Vancouver Island (not simultaneously).

Peter Goddard, a freelance music and visual arts critic for the Toronto Star, Canadian ArtThe WholeNote Magazine and The Globe and Mail, is an award-winning journalist and writer/producer for radio and television. He is the first Canadian critic of pop culture to win a National Newspaper Award, the Canadian equivalent of a Pulitzer.

Stéphan Guénette acquired superb people skills after 15 years in the hospitality industry, along with project management experience working within the creative agency world executing integrated marketing campaigns and premier events. Today, as PUSH Media Inc. bilingual (French/English) Studio Director and Sr Project Manager, Stephan enables teams to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients by identifying risks and outlining the tasks required to complete every project on-time and on-budget.

Alison Hall is a multimedia journalist based in New York City, currently serving as a Correspondent & Producer at America’s longest-running national news magazine, Inside Edition. Alison is the host of a popular podcast, Between Headlines, which she launched in Fall 2020, interviewing story subjects and the people behind today’s biggest news stories. Alison’s first independent documentary-short ‘Ken’s Story’ was published online by Canada’s largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, to much critical acclaim.

With Inside Edition, Alison has traveled across the United States, telling the stories that people talk about and share. She has covered the biggest stories of the last decade, from the Black Lives Matter protests of 2014 and 2020, to how America is adjusting to the new reality of Covid-19 to serving as a court reporter for the landmark #MeToo cases of both the Weinstein and Cosby trials. Alison is equally versed in legalese as entertainment jargon, having covered award shows, red carpets and the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in England in 2018. Alison frequently appears on the Inside Edition YouTube channel which is the #1 news and politics channel with 8.1 million subscribers.

Alison has put her passion to work in both the United States, Canada in online, television and documentary mediums, always striving to understand the people behind the headlines. Alison is the co-founder of a charity event, The Challenge for Life, that has raised over $8 million dollars for cancer research in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Alison was once named Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 and carried the Olympic torch over the Esplanade Riel Bridge helping to kick off the 2010 Winter Olympics

Tory Healy is the editor-in-chief of Designlines magazine, a Toronto quarterly that shines the spotlight on the city’s stalwart and rising design talents, most fascinating architectural projects and very best modern products, made here and abroad. A journalist with over two decades of professional experience in magazine publishing, this position at Designlines is one that Healy has held for 12 years. Reporting on Toronto’s ever-evolving design landscape and multitude of creatives is a true passion for her and one that inspires her daily. (Photo credit: Elena Zaralieva)

Jessica Hotson started her career designing for some of Canada’s leading Fashion and Beauty magazines such as Flare and Glow. In 2013 she joined The Kit as Creative Director, overseeing all design and art direction for the brand as well as co-branded and white label content for brands such as Shoppers Drug Mart, HBC and L’Oréal Beauty. In 2019 Jessica moved in-house as Director of Brand Creative at jewelry brand Jenny Bird. In this role she directed all e-commerce and marketing creative for the brand. Jessica is currently the Director of Content, Creative and Social at Loblaws, overseeing a team of creatives that produce all marketing collateral for the Market division.

Greg Hudson was born and raised in Alberta. After studying journalism at Ryerson University, he wrote pieces for Alberta Oil, Canadian Business, Elle Canada, Flare, Toronto Life, and The Globe and Mail, among others. In 2010 he moved to Sharp, Canada’s largest magazine for men, and was named Sharp‘s Editor-in-Chief a few years later. Most recently, Greg was the Features Editor at FASHION magazine. Despite the fact that he’s writing this bio, in real life he rarely speaks in the third person.

Katie Jensen is the principal of Vocal Fry Studios, a Toronto podcast company creating original podcasts. She’s spoken about media at Hot Docs Podcast Festival, Atlantic Podcast Summit & World Radio Day. She’s made podcasts for CBC Podcasts, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, The Globe and Mail, Polaris Music Prize, St. Joseph Media, Canada Media Fund, The Atkinson Foundation, George Brown College, StarMetro, and Canadaland.

Hugo Joncas est journaliste d’enquête.

Il s’est consacré au journalisme économique à l’hebdomadaire Les Affaires avant de commencer à faire de plus en plus d’investigations. Il est passé au Bureau d’enquête du Journal de Montréal en 2014 et il vient tout juste de se joindre à La Presse, comme journaliste d’enquête économique. Il se penche sur la face cachée de l’immobilier, la fraude, les relations entre le crime organisé et l’économie légale. Il porte aussi un regard attentif sur les questions de cybersécurité et de piratage informatique.

Avec ses collègues Philippe Langlois, Jean-François Coutier, Andrea Valeria, Félix Séguin et Jean-Louis Fortin, Hugo a remporté en 2020 le CAJ Award 2020 dans la catégorie «Open Media», pour une enquête sur des manquements éthiques et des liens mafieux à la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Pierre Kattar is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker. He started at The Washington Post’s website in 1999 where he produced video news stories and short documentaries. He left The Post in 2010 and now works as an independent filmmaker. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, he grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Kattar graduated from DePaul University with an International Studies degree focusing on gender, power and race. He now lives in Rome, Italy.

Amorina Kingdon is the staff writer and researcher for Hakai Magazine. She has won multiple awards including Best New Magazine Writer from the National Magazine Awards in 2017. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Essays 2020 (Biblioasis), and she also writes creative nonfiction and has forthcoming fiction in Speculative North. She lives in Victoria, BC.

Xavier Kronström Richard is a digital content strategist based in Montreal. Throughout his 15 years career in the media, he designed and produced innovative and engaging content for digital platforms. At CBC/Radio-Canada, he managed major engagement strategies and programs to promote digital innovation. In 2019, he founded the podcast production studio Grand public where he acts as creative director.

Robin Levinson King is an audience engagement producer and writer at the BBC, where she is part of the team that launched the broadcaster’s first bureau in Canada. Recently, she took the lead for the BBC’s coverage of North American news on social media, including editorial planning for events such as the Capitol riots and Joe Biden’s inauguration. Prior to joining the BBC, she was a reporter at the Toronto Star, where she covered breaking news and worked closely with the data-visual team on multi-media storytelling. She earned her Master’s of Journalism from Carleton University in 2013. 

Dan Levy is a Montreal-based writer, editor and content strategist. Since earning a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University, he has navigated the fascinating waters of media think tanks, global marketing agencies, and fast-growing tech startups. He was the founding editor of the National Magazine Award-winning blog Sparksheet and currently serves as Editorial Director at Zendesk.

Carly Lewis is a writer living in Toronto. 

Her work has appeared at The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vulture, The Cut, The Atlantic, Elle, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, The GuardianInterview Magazine, The Fader, the Toronto Star, Hazlitt, Spin, Maisonneuve and Maclean’s

She is a course instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism.

Anita Li is a media strategist, consultant and commentator with a decade of full-time experience as a multi-platform journalist at outlets across North America. She is also a journalism instructor at Ryerson University, the City University of New York’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and Centennial College. Her areas of expertise include community-driven journalism, audience engagement, journalism entrepreneurship, consumer revenue business models, newsroom diversity, media ethics and journalism innovation. Anita co-founded Canadian Journalists of Colour in 2018, and is also a member of the 2020-21 Online News Association board of directors. To keep up with Anita, subscribe to The Other Wave, her newsletter about challenging the status quo in journalism.

Markian Lozowchuk is an award winning freelance photographer. You’d have to circumvent the globe to trace his career path. He’s encountered hunter-gatherer tribes in East Africa & the Amazon, studied at ACAD, and assisted famed photographer, Martin Schoeller. Now Markian splits his work and family life between Toronto and New York City. Staring down his lens into the fierce gazes of today’s most talked-about personalities, Markian has a knack for capturing people without pretension. He has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, ESPN, Stern, GQ, Report on Business, Maclean’s and Toronto Life, among numerous other publications.

Valerian Mazataud is a Montreal-based documentary photographer, born in
France in 1978.

He is part of the team of photographers at daily newspaper Le Devoir in
Montreal since 2018. He has published photos essays with a a number of
Canadian and International publications (The Globe and Mail, Le Temps,
The Walrus, Le Courrier International, Le Monde, der Spiegel…)
He has shown his work during numerous exhibitions and art installations
in artist-run centres, galeries and festivals: The ends of the earth
(2014-2020, Rencontres internationales de la photo en Gaspésie, Canada),
Great Nordth (2012-2020, Voies Off Arles, France), We are no more
(2011-2015, Festival Art souterrain, Montreal, Canada).

A self-taught photographer since 2009, he owns a Msc in agronomy with a
specialty in marine biology. His projects led him to travel in more than
fifty countries around the globe.

He has won various photography awards, including grants from the
Canadian council for the arts (CAC) and the Quebec council for the arts
(CALQ). He was invited as an artist in residency by the Aberystwyth Arts
Centre in Wales as well as at artist-run centres DAÏMÔN, in Gatineau,
and Centre VU, in Quebec, Canada. His book liwa mairin was shortlisted
for the 2019 Burtynsky Grant.

Since 2015 he shares his time between Canada and Central-America
(Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua) where he works on various documentary

He also cycled 21000 km around the world and along the five continents
between 2002 and 2004.

Rob McLaughlin is a Canadian journalist, producer and currently the head of the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio where he leads in the development of the institution’s digital-first programming and strategy, including interactive and immersive projects.

From 2011 to 2015, Rob was a senior executive, editor and publisher at Canada’s largest newspaper chain, responsible for leading newsroom staff through a time of radical transformation in the newspaper industry.

Rob also worked for a decade as a producer and executive at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation developing online audio-visual content designed to attract new audiences for public broadcasting, including the pioneering interactive radio service CBC Radio 3. He also served as Director of Digital Programming and Business Development at CBC responsible for the growth of digital platforms in the areas of documentaries, TV arts and entertainment and national radio programming.

Neal McLennan is the Vancouver-based Food & Travel Editor at sister publications Western Living and Vancouver Magazine. He’s a frequent contributor to magazines in Canada and the Untied States and his wine writing has twice been recognized by the National Magazine Awards.

Greg McLeod is Director of the Cottage Life Consumer Shows at Blue Ant Media. The Cottage Life consumer show portfolio includes the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Edmonton Cottage Life Cabin & Outdoor Show, the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show, and the Seasons Christmas Show in Toronto. Collectively these shows attract 80,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibiting companies each (non-COVID) year. Prompted by pandemic event restrictions, Greg led Cottage Life’s foray into virtual events with the 2020 Virtual Fall Cottage Life Show, and the upcoming 2021 Virtual Cottage Life & Outdoor Living Show.

Journalist and digital content strategist Megan McPhaden has spent the past eight years managing the production and strategy of editorial content from end-to-end for major market news organizations and nonprofits including 660 NEWS, MaRS Discovery District, and CBC. She specializes in leveraging data to inform the development of cross-platform strategies for social media, video, print, and audio content.

Stephen Meurice is a former journalist who spent time at the Sherbrooke Record, Ottawa Citizen, National Post and The Canadian Press. He was EIC at the last two. He now toils happily at Scotiabank.

Sofia Misenheimer is a multimedia journalist based in Montreal. She works as a morning news anchor at CJAD 800 news/talk radio station. She’s the award-winning founder and editor-in-chief of Art/iculation magazine and is currently working on a #SofiaStaycations project to share hidden local gems, encourage safe city exploration, and support of local businesses amid the pandemic. Sofia has an MA in communication studies from McGill University and a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University.

John Montgomery is an experienced graphic designer + art director. Currently art director for Reader’s Digest Canada and Sélection, he’s previously worked on Canadian Business, MoneySense, Toronto Life, Financial Post Magazine and Taddle Creek magazines. He’s been nominated for several National Magazine Awards—including winning silver for cover of the year in 2016—and has won two Canadian Cover awards in 2012 and 2016. A part of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association’s Pros On The Road series, he has spoken numerous times on cover design, as well as done consultations with publications on what they can do to help improve their design. John has been a judge for the National Magazine Awards numerous times, and was an editorial category judge for the Society of Illustrators’ 62nd annual in 2019. He’s also a PAC member for Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Illustration program and Centennial College’s graphic design program.

Ancienne rédactrice en chef mode et web du magazine Clin d’oeil, Sophie Montminy est fascinée par la passion et le feu sacré des femmes qui l’entourent. Elle crée le podcast de Femmes de Fer pour faire briller les femmes qui décident de changer les choses dans leur carrière et leur communauté. Elle est également journaliste et productrice de contenus pour différents médias et compagnies depuis plus de quinze ans.


Susan Nerberg is a freelance journalist and writer of nonfiction narratives on science, nature, culture and place. Based in Montreal, she contributes to Azure, Broadview, Canadian Geographic, explore, enRoute and Hakai Magazine, among others.

Mary Nersessian is currently the senior producer for CTVNews.ca where she leads the national digital team. Before joining CTV News in 2004, Mary worked at the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism and certificate in Book Publishing from Toronto’s Ryerson University.

Amil Niazi is an award-winning writer and producer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, New York Magazine and Maclean’s amongst others. She has worked in the commissioning departments at BBC and The Guardian and was an associate editor at VICE Canada. She is currently a freelance writer and the showrunner of CBC’s weekly pop culture podcast, Pop Chat.

Olamide Olaniyan is the associate editor at The Tyee, an online news magazine based in British Columbia. He is interested in investigating power and telling underreported stories in new and interesting ways. Olaniyan led the work on The Tyee’s federal election newsletter which won gold at the 2020 Digital Publishing Awards.

Luke Ottenhof is a freelance writer based in Kingston, Ontario.

Ed Ou is a visual journalist and documentary filmmaker.

He started his career early as a teenager, covering the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and the fall of the Islamic Courts in Mogadishu, Somalia while he was studying in the Middle East. He first worked for Reuters and the Associated Press, covering a wide range of news stories in the region. He then worked for the New York Times covering East Africa and the Middle East during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. Since then has covered the lasting trauma of colonialism in indigenous communities in Canada, the drug war in the Philippines, and the rise of extremism in the United States for NBC News.

He just completed a feature documentary looking at the intersection of American policing and those living with mental illness and has been covering the ongoing social justice protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

His documentaries have been awarded a Peabody, an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, an International Reporting Award from the Overseas Press Club, a Canadian Screen Award, and a team Edward. R Murrow award, among others.

His photojournalism has been recognised by multiple World Press Photo Awards, a Global Vision Award, World Understanding Award, Documentary Journalism Awards, and Photographer of the Year Award from POYi.

He has been selected for a Getty Images Editorial Grant, PDN 30 Under 30, and took part in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He was also awarded the City of Perpignan Young Reporter Award at Visa Pour L’Image and the Young Reporter Prize from the Prix Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents.

He is a TED Senior Fellow.

He is represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

Shree Paradkar is a Toronto Star columnist who writes on anti-oppression and social justice issues. She is also the Star’s first internal ombud, a position created to create an anti-racist newsroom. She is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and winner of two Amnesty Awards for Human Rights reporting. Shree recently won the Racial Justice in Media award by the Urban Alliance of Race Relations. The author of Betrayed: My cousin’s wrongful conviction for the murder of her daughter, Aarushi, Shree has been a journalist in Bangalore, Mumbai, Singapore and Toronto.

When she’s not out gallivanting in nature, Katrina Pyne is a video editor and producer with the Hakai Institute and Hakai Magazine, telling stories about coastal science and societies from Victoria, BC. She comes from a background in journalism and has created media content for a variety of publications from coast to coast.

For more than a decade, National Magazine Award-winning journalist Bonny Reichert honed her skills at Today’s Parent and Chatelaine, two of Canada’s biggest consumer magazines. Ready for a change, Reichert packed up her knives and headed to chef school. In the years since, she has focused almost exclusively on food writing and communications. Reichert has been a Globe and Mail columnist and a frequent contributor to the Style, Life and Travel sections. She’s written for publications like Best Health, Style Advisor, Report on Business and the Toronto Star. A writer, editor, recipe developer, food stylist and photographer, Reichert creates a range of content for print, web, video and social media. This year, she also joined the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies as an instructor in creative writing.

Sébastien Rodrigue est journaliste et directeur des plateformes web et mobile à La Presse. Son travail a été reconnu en 2005 avec une mention d’honneur aux Prix Michener. Il oeuvre depuis plus de 10 ans à la transformation numérique de La Presse. Il a été l’un des architectes principaux de la création de La Presse +. Son travail a permis de transformer un quotidien imprimé en salle de rédaction entièrement numérique. Il a participé à de multiples projets innovants autant sur le web que le mobile. Il a aussi dirigé plusieurs équipes de journalistes comme directeur de contenus. Depuis plusieurs années, il mène de nombreuses initiatives pour favoriser la diversité à La Presse, un sujet qui lui tient particulièrement à coeur. Il vit à Montréal.

Jessica Rose is a writer, editor, and book reviewer who has written for publications across Canada. She is the current book reviews editor for THIS Magazine, an assistant editor at MarQuee Magazine, a senior editor at the Hamilton Review of Books, and a founding editor of The Inlet, a digital arts and culture publication. Her book reviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, Room, rabble.ca, Herizons, THIS, the Children’s Book News, and the Humber Literary Review. She was also a longtime contributor to Hamilton Magazine before the publication ceased in 2019 and is the former Editor in Chief of Brainspace Magazine. Jessica has almost 15 years of experience in educational publishing, writing and editing resources for children, and she is the current Marketing Manager at gritLIT: Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival. She also works in the field of digital storytelling, working with many local and national not-for-profits.

Danielle Stanton est journaliste depuis plus de 25 ans. Elle a signé au-delà
d’une centaine d’articles (reportages, portraits, dossiers…) touchant aussi
bien la culture que les tendances sociales émergentes ou la science dans de
nombreux magazines au Québec (L’actualité, Elle Québec, La Gazette des
femmes, Sélection du Reader’s Digest, Québec Science…) et ailleurs
(L’Express). Elle est aussi l’auteure de l’ouvrage Nous sommes
Télé-Québécois paru en 2018 pour souligner les 50 ans de Télé-Québec et la coauteure  Jean de Grandpré : l’héritage d’un géant relatant le parcours de l’ancien PDG de Bell et de BCE. Quand elle n’écrit pas, cette marathonienne court!

Carmine Starnino is an editor-at-large with The Walrus. His most recent book is Dirty Words: Selected Poems 1997-2016. He lives in Montreal.

Fatima Syed is a Mississauga-based freelance journalist who has reported for The Logic, National Observer, and the Toronto Star. She is a Digital Publishing Award winner and National Magazine Award finalist.

Nick Taylor-Vaisey is an associate editor at Maclean’s, where he writes the daily Politics Insider newsletter and works on the magazine’s digital team. He served a two-year stint as the city editor of OpenFile Ottawa, a collaborative local news platform. He lives in Ottawa.

Outdoor Canada editor-in-chief and brand manager Patrick Walsh began his journalism career in 1983 as assistant editor of Muskoka Life. Among his resumé highlights, he taught journalism for four years in Tanzania and edited Masthead, the magazine industry trade journal. He joined Outdoor Canada in 2000, and in 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (medium circulation). Among his volunteer positions, Walsh has served as chair of Magazines Canada’s membership committee, and president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation. He also spearheaded two Magazines Canada task forces on advertising-editorial guidelines, and was named the association’s volunteer of the year in 2009.

H.G. Watson is a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Ontario. She’s currently a senior editor at Indiegraf, and an instructor at the Ryerson School of Journalism. She has written for Chatelaine, Flare, National Observer, Maisonneuve, TVO and many others.

Kate Wells is the Digital Experience and Content Specialist at OPB (Ontario Pension Board). She has worked in digital media for the past 12 years, including roles as acting digital director at Canadian Living and senior digital editor at Air Canada enRoute.

Patrick White is professor of journalism at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) and director of the Journalism program at UQAM. Prior to that, he founded and managed HuffPost Quebec from 2012 to late 2018. Born in Quebec City, he worked as field producer for CTV National News at the Quebec legislature (1990-1997), correspondent for Reuters in Canada, Britain and France (1997-2004); deputy managing editor of La Presse Canadienne (CP’s French service) from 2004-2006; chief news editor at Le Journal de Québec daily (2006-2009) and editor in chief at Canoe.ca from 2010 to late 2011.

Fadi Yaacoub is currently the executive creative director, visuals and digital design of the Toronto Star. He joined the Star in 2015 after a career of 13 years in broadcast design at Radio-Canada Television in Montreal. Fadi is adept at leading diverse and multicultural operational teams, as well as building a creative workplace culture through effective leadership style. His main area of expertise is on the intersection between Visual Storytelling, Product Design, Branding, and Design Management. His interests include the effectiveness of VR and AR in visual journalism and creative content. He holds a T.S. in IT Management, B.A. in Graphic Design and a Master in Management.

Nous annoncerons les finalistes de la 6e édition des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique le 12 mai. La meilleure façon de ne rien rater de nos actualités est de nous suivre sur Twitter et Facebook, et de s’abonner à notreinfolettre par courriel

Dernière chance pour proposer la candidature de talents émergents et de chefs de file exemplaires !

L’appel aux candidatures de la 6e édition annuelle des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique est maintenant terminé, à l’exception de deux prix spéciaux—le Prix d’excellence pour le leadership et le Prix d’excellence : talent émergent. 

Le Prix d’excellence pour le leadership vise à honorer un(e) professionnel(le) dont la contribution à l’industrie de la publication numérique mérite d’être célébrée. Les auteurs, créateurs visuels, concepteurs, développeurs, éditeurs, et autres professionnels de la publication numérique sont admissibles à recevoir ce prix, à condition d’avoir fait preuve de leadership, d’inspiration, de créativité et de réussite. Les candidatures devraient être soumises de la part d’au moins trois collègues (vous trouverez ici les directives de soumission de candidatures). Dmitry Beniaminov est le lauréat de la dernière édition des prix—découvrez son discours de remerciement ici. Avant cela, le prix a été décerné à Kathy Vey, Brodie Fenlon, et Kenny Yum

De jeunes professionnels de la publication numérique ayant démontré un talent et un potentiel remarquables, peuvent être nommés pour le Prix d’excellence : talent émergent. Les candidatures pour ce prix devraient venir de l’un ou plusieurs de ses collègues ou mentors. Parmi les lauréats précédents, se trouvent Jane Lytvynenko, Sofia Misenheimer, Elizabeth Melito, et Nael Shiab. 

La date limite de candidature pour ces deux prix est le 2 mars 2021. (Il s’agit aussi de la date limite de candidature pour le Prix pour contribution exemplaire des PMC, ainsi que pour le Prix d’excellence B2B pour le leadership des PMC : B2B).  Les candidatures peuvent être envoyées par courriel à info@digitalpublishingawards.ca. Vous ne voulez rien rater des prix en publication numérique ? Suivez-nous sur Twitter—c’est là que nous annoncerons les finalistes ce printemps.

Appel de candidatures : 6e édition des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique

L’appel de candidatures pour la 6e édition annuelle des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique est lancé ! Les créateurs et éditeurs canadiens sont invités à soumettre des œuvres numériques dans 25 catégories cette année, incluant la nouvelle catégorie—Meilleur événement virtuel. Les lauréats de la médaille d’or dans les catégories individuelles recevront une bourse de 500 $ .

Une nouveauté en 2021 : la Fondation des prix pour les médias canadiens invite les participants aux Prix du magazine canadien et aux Prix du magazine canadien: B2B à soumettre leurs oeuvres dans les catégories suivantes:

  • Meilleur événement virtuel
  • Meilleure infolettre éditoriale
  • Meilleur balado : actualités et politique 
  • Meilleur balado : arts et culture
  • Meilleure vidéo en ligne – format court
  • Meilleure vidéo en ligne – format long
  • Meilleure vidéo en ligne – mini-documentaire 

Dans ces catégories, toutes les candidatures sont évaluées par un seul jury qui choisira les gagnants, tous programmes confondus. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez vous référer au règlement

Fonds de soutien aux pigistes

À l’achat d’une première participation, notre Fonds de soutien aux pigistes permet aux créateurs indépendants (écrivains, concepteurs, vidéastes, producteurs de balados, photographes et illustrateurs) de soumettre une seconde œuvre gratuitement. Veuillez noter que cette offre spéciale ne s’applique qu’aux participants des catégories individuelles. Ces catégories sont assorties d’une bourse de 500 $ pour les lauréats de la médaille d’or.

Règlement et critères d’admissibilité

Avant de soumettre vos candidatures, veuillez revoir le règlement des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique. Les publications numériques canadiennes—incluant celles qui soutiennent des marques établies dans des magazines de consommation ou interentreprises (B2B), les journaux, radio et télédiffuseurs, d’autres formes de journalisme, de même que des publications exclusivement en ligne—sont admissibles à ce concours. 

Vous souhaitez consulter notre processus d’évaluation? Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

Soumissions et dates limites

La procédure de soumission aux Prix d’excellence en publication numérique est entièrement en ligne. Il suffit de visiter TK pour y accéder. Pour économiser sur les frais d’inscription, profitez du tarif hâtif et envoyez vos candidatures avant le 22 janvier 2021. La date limite finale est le 29 janvier 2021, à minuit, heure normale de l’Est.  

La date limite pour soumettre une candidature au Prix d’excellence : talent émergent ou au Prix d’excellence pour le leadership est le 2 mars 2021. Après le 30 janvier 2021, les candidatures doivent être envoyées directement à info@digitalpublishingawards.ca

Suivez les Prix d’excellence en publication numérique sur Twitter et Facebook.

Prêt à soumettre vos œuvres?

Cliquez ici pour commencer.

Catégories annoncées pour la 6e édition annuelle des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique

La Fondation des prix pour les médias canadiens a le plaisir d’annoncer les catégories des Prix d’excellence en publication numérique 2021. Notre programme pour 2021 comprend 24 catégories, incluant une évolution du prix du Meilleur balado en deux catégories séparées, et présentant une nouvelle catégorie, celle du Meilleur événement virtuel, pour mieux refléter le contenu produit par l’industrie.

Nous sommes également heureux de présenter une nouvelle initiative hybride entre les programmes. Pour les catégories citées ci-dessous, nous accueillons les œuvres des candidats aux Prix du magazine canadien et aux Prix du magazine canadien : B2B, en plus des participants au Prix d’excellence en publication numérique. Pour chaque catégorie, les candidatures seront évaluées par un seul jury, et les lauréats seront annoncés à travers les trois programmes. Voici la liste des catégories :

  1. Meilleur dossier thématique
  2. Meilleure chronique
  3. Meilleure couverture de l’actualité (publication communautaire)
  4. Meilleure couverture de l’actualité
  5. Meilleur article de fond
  6. Meilleur article court
  7. Meilleur article de fond – long
  8. Meilleur essai personnel
  9. Meilleur reportage : arts et culture
  10. Meilleur reportage : science et technologie
  11. Journalisme de service
  12. Meilleure vidéo en ligne – format court
  13. Meilleure vidéo en ligne – format long
  14. Meilleure vidéo en ligne – mini-documentaire
  15. Meilleur balado : actualités et politique
  16. Meilleur balado : arts et culture
  17. Meilleure conception numérique
  18. Meilleur récit photo
  19. Meilleur récit sur les médias sociaux
  20. Meilleure infolettre éditoriale
  21. Innovation de l’année
  22. Meilleur événement virtuel
  23. Prix d’excellence : talent émergent
  24. Prix d’excellence pour le leadership
  25. Excellence générale en publication numérique (Trois divisions : petite, moyenne et grande publications)

Si vous êtes intéressé(e) à soumettre votre candidature aux PMC 2021, veuillez noter que l’appel aux candidatures se tiendra du 22 décembre 2020 au 29 janvier 2021. Pour épargner des frais, soumettez vos candidatures avant la date limite pour les candidatures hâtives du 22 janvier 2021.

Notre Fonds de soutien aux pigistes sera de nouveau disponible cette année, garantissant ainsi la reconnaissance par les Prix d’excellence en publication numérique des meilleures œuvres parmi un large éventail de créateurs canadiens.