Anna Desmarais will join CBC Edmonton this summer after graduating from our bachelor of journalism program.

Desmarais has been at the intersection of journalism and politics throughout her four years as a Bachelor of Journalism student. She has covered provincial politics in Ontario, as well as current affairs for the Ottawa Citizen and Global News. Her involvement with politics landed her an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the policy think tank IRPP last September, where she developed original questions to address issues important to Canadian youth. She also travelled to Nepal with the Centre for Media and Transnational Studies (CMTS) to create a half-hour documentary film featured on national television stations.

At CBC Edmonton, Desmarais will produce multimedia, television and radio content.

Desmarais says becoming a CBC journalist has always been her dream. “Knowing the type of journalism that the CBC produces, I hope to learn more about long form journalism from the best in the industry and how it’s adapting to the digital age.”

The internship was created to honour the late Tim May, who died suddenly in the spring of 2005 at the end of his first year teaching at Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication. He led CBC’s Edmonton newsroom prior to joining Carleton’s faculty. Previous Tim May interns have gone on successful careers at CBC Edmonton and other newsrooms.

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