We granted our first three Bachelor of Journalism degrees 70 years ago.
All went to women. They were among Carleton’s first degree recipients in the fall of 1946.
We celebrated those original women in journalism with a distinguished panel featuring four of our School’s present-day women in journalism.
Joanne Chianello (BJ '96)
Joanne Chianello served as our panel moderator.
She is currently a journalist with CBC Ottawa. It’s just the latest position in a 20-year career that began at the Financial Post. Most recently she was the city editor for the Ottawa Citizen, where she won a National Newspaper Award for leading the coverage of the triple homicide in Wilno, Ont. in 2015.
She is probably best known for covering Ottawa City Hall as a reporter and columnist. For years Chianello has been a regular member of CBC Morning’s City Hall panel each Thursday.
Event photos by Chris Roussakis
Many thanks to our table sponsors: • Catherine Cano and CPAC • Ruth Zowdu and CBC Ottawa • Michel Cormier and CBC Radio-Canada • Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Peter Ricketts • Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs André Plourde • Ed Greenspon (BJ '79) and Janice Neil (BJ '80). Thanks also to those who sponsored students: • Carrie Bendzsa • Samia Madwar • Joanne Mitchell