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A J-Talk exploring podcasting, a bright spot for the news industry.

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Podcasting has become a rare bright spot for the news industry. According to a recent report from the Reuters Institute at Oxford University, the number of news podcasts globally rose by almost 12,000 in just 10 months, between January and October 2019. Whether it be true crime investigations, daily news, marginalized voices, niche topics or in-depth conversations, podcasts are also taking hold throughout Canada. What is this popular new journalism all about and why does it matter to the profession’s future? Master interviewers, expert storytellers and those who bring a depth of subject-specific knowledge share their experiences of launching a podcast in Canada and the challenges of creating compelling audio narratives.

Join our speakers:

  • Award-winning podcaster Connie Walker, former host of Missing & Murdered from CBC News and CBC Podcasts who is now developing a podcast for Gimlet Media out of New York
  • Anna Maria Tremonti, host of new CBC podcast More
  • Vicky Mochama, podcast host and principal at Vocal Fry Studios, and Culture and Society editor at The Conversation Canada
  • Political strategist David Herle, principal partner of The Gandalf Group and host of The Herle Burly
  • Moderated by BuzzFeed News editor Elamin Abdelmahmoud, a co-host of Party Lines from CBC News and CBC Podcasts

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Connie Walker is an investigative reporter and former host of the CBC News podcast, Missing & Murdered. She recently joined Gimlet Media, based in New York City and is developing a new podcast that will be out later this year. Connie is a member of the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. @connie_walker

Anna Maria Tremonti is the host of the new CBC podcast More - a series of conversations with high-profile guests and rising stars from a variety of fields. The podcast represents a change, and a progression toward more immersive conversations following her success hosting the CBC Radio’s The Current, the flagship current affairs program she helped create. Prior to that Tremonti was a co-host of CBC Television’s investigative program the fifth estate and before that she was covering war, disaster, politics and society as a foreign correspondent for CBC’s The National, with postings in Berlin, London, Jerusalem and Washington. @amtremonti

Vicky Mochama is a writer and podcast host, and is a principal with Vocal Fry Studios. She has written for the Toronto Star, StarMetro, VICE, Globe and Mail, and Hazlitt. She was the host of Safe Space and former co-host of Canadaland Commons. She also hosts No Little Plans, a podcast about the UN Sustainable Development Goals; the project is a Vocal Fry Studios production in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and Strategic Content Labs. She is also the Culture and Society editor at The Conversation Canada. @vmochama

David P. Herle is principal partner with The Gandalf Group. David is a public affairs and corporate strategist, helping CEOs manage crises, union leaders shape their public appeals and directing winning campaigns for both prime ministers and premiers. David has appeared on CBC’s The National, where he provided biweekly commentary on “The Insiders” panel from 2008 to 2017 and during the 2019 federal election. The Herle Burly was created as a platform for honest talk and respectful debate, in the midst of something fun and rambunctious. Starting in 2017, guests such as David Axelrod, Robbie Robertson, Thomas Frank and George Will have sparred with David about politics and culture. 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is a news curation editor with BuzzFeed News, and writer of Incoming, the BuzzFeed News daily morning newsletter. He is also co-host of Party Lines, a CBC podcast, a columnist for CBC Radio and a frequent culture and politics commentator for CBC News. His work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine and Chatelaine. His debut collection of essays, Son of Elsewhere, will be available fall 2020. @elamin88

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