Ten veteran journalists from the CBC, CTV, The Hill Times and other outlets have joined the journalism program’s team of contract instructors for the fall term, along with a number of freelancers and seasoned academics. There will be more new faces in the winter term.

The part-time contract instructors, many of whom continue to work with major media organizations, bring fresh perspectives straight from the workplace and complement the efforts of our 17 full-time journalism faculty members.

The ten new journalism contract instructors are joining a team of more than two dozen part-time instructors for the 2021-22 academic year.

The new fall term contract instructors include:

Garvia Bailey, JOUR 4500: Storytelling – Podcasting

Garvia Bailey is a co-founder of the podcast production company Media Girlfriends. She has a career in media spanning close to two decades as a producer, host and columnist for the CBC and JazzFM. She is a co-founder of jazzcast.ca, a 24-hour streaming service which amplifies the roots of jazz as an African-American-derived artform. Garvia is the recipient of the 2019 RTNDA award for opinion writing and a 2017 Silver Medalist at the New York Radio Awards. She is also a jurist for the Canadian Hillman Prize for Investigative Journalism. Garvia’s work is centered around inclusion, care and excellence in journalism.

Jennifer Chen, JOUR 2201 A: Fundamentals of Reporting

Jennifer Chen is a journalist at CBC Ottawa. Since 2004, she has worked on breaking news, special coverage and daily current affairs in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. As a digital and radio producer, she has created content for national and regional programming, which includes writing interviews, online stories, and narrative audio storytelling. Currently, she’s a trainer at CBC, facilitating workshops in diversity and inclusion, as well as helping to develop tools for radio skills. Her special interest is in telling the stories of under-represented communities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Master of Science in Journalism at Columbia University.

Charelle Evelyn, JOUR 2201 E: Fundamentals of Reporting

Charelle Evelyn is managing editor of The Hill Times. She began her professional career in Ottawa after graduating from Carleton University in 2008 before heading back to her home province of British Columbia to work for the Prince George Citizen. She returned to the National Capital Region in 2016 to join Hill Times Publishing, where previous roles have included reporter and associate editor of The Wire Report, and deputy editor of The Hill Times. Charelle also contributed to CPAC’s Ridings to Watch series as a field reporter during the 2019 election and is regular panellist on CBC’s Power and Politics.

Chris Goldrick, JOUR 3208 D: Video Journalism

Chris Goldrick is an award-winning journalist with over three decades of experience with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Over his 32-year career, Chris has covered a wide range of stories as a national reporter on Parliament Hill, as a network business reporter, and as a network and local reporter and producer.  As one of CBC‘s first video journalist, Chris has travelled nationally and internationally, covering provincial, and federal elections, as well as terrorist attacks, business stories, natural disasters and sports.  Chris has also worked on numerous investigative projects and has won and been nominated for several awards. Over his career, Chris has been heavily involved in training and mentoring reporters. He’s taught new aspiring reporters all aspects of television news gathering, including writing, story structuring, visuals, camera work, desktop editing, as well as investigative and long form journalism.

Stefan Keyes, JOUR 3208 F: Video Journalism

Stefan Keyes is an award-winning news anchor with CTV Ottawa. Aside from reporting with a stylish flair, Keyes works diligently to give back to the community volunteering for several not-for-profit groups with a focus on BIPOC issues, youth, and the arts. His experience in broadcast includes many editorial hats; but he is most experienced in TV journalism having anchored both morning and primetime evening news in Calgary and Ottawa. Keyes has also hosted radio shows and has made national TV appearances as a panelist on a variety of topics. His talents also led him to become a public speaker, vocalist and actor, who has performed for diverse crowds in Canada, the United States and Jamaica. Keyes was also a back-up singer for Grammy award-winning gospel artist, Tramaine Hawkins during Ottawa Bluesfest.

Ahmar Khan, JOUR 3235: Digital Journalism

Ahmar Khan is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. Prior to joining the Ottawa newsroom, he spent six years in television, radio and digital media reporting in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, and Toronto. Khan has worked at the national level as a reporter, producer and writer. His reporting centres around racialized and vulnerable communities in hopes of creating a more accessible media ecosystem.

Katherine LaidlawJOUR 4402: Longform Writing

Katherine Laidlaw is a feature writer and essayist based in Toronto. Her stories have appeared in WIRED, Outside, The Atlantic, Marie Claire, and elsewhere, and she is a long-time contributing editor at Toronto Life magazine. She has won multiple National Magazine Awards for her work, recognized for her investigative reporting and longform feature writing. She’s a former senior editor of The Walrus magazine, and began her career reporting from the Canadian Arctic. Most often, she writes on crime, nature, power, and emotional landscapes. She also loves a good sports story. Alongside her work at Carleton, she also teaches Longform Narrative in the journalism department at New York University. She has been a journalist-in-residence at Carleton with the Future of Journalism Initiative, working on the Maclean’s magazine They Were Loved project.

Gabriela Perdomo Paez, JOUR 5000: Journalism and Society I

Gabriela Perdomo is a journalist, educator and researcher in the field of journalism studies. She started her career as a broadcast reporter in Bogotá, Colombia, before obtaining a Master of Journalism degree from the University of British Columbia. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Tyee and Maclean’s. Gabriela is currently finishing a PhD in communication at the University of Ottawa. Her research and teaching interests include anti-media criticism, the changing roles and norms of journalism and the rise of explanatory journalism.  Gabriela is the co-creator and host of Periodemica, a Spanish-language podcast about Latin American researchers who thrive in academia all around the world. The first season will be released in December, 2021.

Hannah Sung, JOUR 4500: Storytelling – Podcasting

Hannah Sung is an award-winning journalist and co-founder of Media Girlfriends podcast production company. Previously, she worked at the Globe and Mail, MuchMusic, TVO and was the Asper Fellow in Journalism at University of Western Ontario in 2020. She is the creator of At The End Of the Day, a weekly newsletter with a people-first perspective on the news.

Fangliang Xu, JOUR 2202: Digital Journalism Toolkit

Fangliang Xu (许方亮) is a photographer, videographer, documentary filmmaker and editor. Born in Wuxi, China, she worked as a TV news reporter in International Channel Shanghai before coming to Canada and getting her Master’s degree in Journalism from Carleton. Her work has been published by  CBC News, Bell Fibe TV, Vice News, TVO, Rwanda Television News, National Arts Centre, Apartment 613, Daily Extra, Canada Capital Pride, City of Ottawa, among others. Her latest documentary, funded by the National Geographic, took a close look at  killer whale conservation work in West Iceland. She’s interested in topics related to mental health, cultural diversity, and environmental conservation.

These new instructors will join a team of returning contract instructors who will continue to enrich the experiences of our students. Contract instructors returning for the fall term include: Sherri Beattie, John Geddes, Neil Haesler, Karen Keskinen, Laurie Mackenzie, David McKie, Kelly Patterson and Michael Petrou.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in ,
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