Judges for 2014 (awarded May 22, 2015)

Arts & Entertainment

Paul Cantin worked as a journalist for 15 years at Sun newspapers in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto. He also served as a senior writer with Canoe.ca and has worked in communications with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

Jagg Carr-Locke has worked in journalism and education for more than 30 years. She began at CBC Radio and later worked at CBC Newsworld, The National and the Discovery Channel. She has been a member of the journalism faculty at Ryerson University since 2000.

 Marie-Hélène Proulx of Chatelaine magazine began her career as a writer/editor at the Quebec news channel LCN and was later hired as a reporter at the magazine Jobboom. She won the Jean Paré prize for journalist of the year at the Quebec Magazine Awards in 2007 and 2009.

Beat Reporting

 Jack Aubry worked as a reporter at the Ottawa Citizen for 27 years, mostly as a national writer on Parliament Hill, after serving as the Outaouais bureau chief and covering Ottawa city hall for the paper. He won a National Newspaper Award for Investigations in 1990.

 Leslie Shepherd has been a reporter, editor and manager for more than 30 years in Canada, the United States and Europe, working for the Canadian Press, the Associated Press, the Washington Post and the Globe and Mail. She is manager, media strategy, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Vivian Smith is an author, editor, media consultant and journalism instructor based in Victoria, B.C. Her book, Outsiders Still: Why Women Journalists Love – and Leave – Their Newspaper Careers, has recently been published by the University of Toronto Press. Formerly a writer and editor at the Globe and Mail, she is an associate of Santé Communications Group.

Breaking News

 Mark Bulgutch spent more than 35 years with CBC News, beginning as a reporter and retiring as the senior executive producer of CBC TV News and CBC Newsworld, now CBC News Network. He has been teaching journalism at Ryerson University since 1987.

 Lucie McNeill was a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio in British Columbia from 1980 to 1993, later freelancing from China until 1996, and worked in international development assistance work until 2008. More recently, she headed the University of British Columbia’s Public Affairs Department before resuming China-focused work at Simon Fraser University this spring.

Nancy Wood is journalist and anchor with CBC News in Montreal. With over 30 years experience, she has also been a staff reporter with the Montreal Gazette, the Toronto Star and Maclean’s Magazine. She has done general reporting, political reporting and investigative work.

 Business

 Alan Allnutt worked in the newspaper business from 1972 until even senior editors started calling news “content.” He worked as a reporter and city editor at the Montreal Star, then closed the Ottawa Journal with tonight’s MC (the one in the tux!). He was editor-in-chief and publisher of the Montreal Gazette, as well as publisher of the Times Colonist in Victoria, where he now resides.

Peter Calamai worked for more than four decades as a correspondent for the Southam newspapers, as editorial page editor of the Ottawa Citizen and as national science reporter for the Toronto Star. He is now a communications consultant, freelance writer and editor based in Ottawa, and an adjunct journalism professor at Carleton University. Calamai is a three-time NNA winner and a member of the Order of Canada.

Fran Halter is a freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. She worked in radio broadcasting with CKO and CFCF in Montreal, moved to news agency reporting with United Press Canada, and then to the business section of the Montreal Gazette.

Columns 

Dale Eisler is Senior Policy Fellow at the Johnson Shoyama ‎Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina. He spent 16 years in senior positions with the government of Canada, including assistant secretary to cabinet for communications in the Privy Council Office. Prior to joining the federal government, he spent 25 years in journalism.

Rosa Harris got her start as a reporter at the Sherbrooke Record and has had articles published in Fortune, Chatelaine, Saturday Night, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Equinox, Canadian Geographic, the Ottawa Citizen and the Victoria Times Colonist. She has taught journalism at Royal Roads, Carleton and Concordia universities.

Nicole Picot is a senior advisor with the New Brunswick Department of Health. She has also served as vice-president of communications for Canadian Tire Corp., and worked previously in communications for the Ontario Arts Council and the National Ballet of Canada.

Editorial Cartooning

Dave Bist spent his entire journalistic career at the Montreal Gazette. He started in 1966 as a copy clerk, then became a reporter before moving on to editing positions on the city, business and sports desks. He served as entertainment editor and wrote a pop music column, which earned him a Juno Award in 1970 as journalist of the year. His last post before he retired in 2013 was as senior news editor.

Don Guy is a partner in Kool Topp & Guy Public Affairs and managing director (Canada) at global public opinion research firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Prior to that he rose from research analyst to president & CEO of Pollara Strategic Insights and served as chief of staff to the premier of Ontario (2003-6).

Paul Wells is the political editor of Maclean’s magazine. He has been a leading analyst of federal politics for 20 years. His best-selling book The Longer I’m Prime Minister won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing.

Editorials

 Giselle Goguen is a lawyer and former journalist with CBC and the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, presently the director of university relations for the province of New Brunswick.

Michel Héroux worked as correspondent at the Quebec National Assembly for Radio-Canada before becoming vice-president of news and public affairs at TVA network. He later worked as director of communications and director of government relations at Laval University.

Linda Williamson worked as a reporter, city editor, columnist and editorial page editor in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto for more than 20 years, garnering NNA nominations for special project and editorial writing. She has been director of communications for the Ombudsman of Ontario since 2006.

Explanatory Work

Peter Haggert is editor-in-chief of Metroland Media Toronto. He worked previously as editor of the Fredericton Daily Gleaner, the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal and the Vernon Daily News.

Suanne Kelman teaches at Ryerson’s school of journalism, where she has served as director of broadcast and associate chair. She worked previously at CBC in both radio and television, and at the Globe and Mail.

Brian MacLeod is the editor at the Western Producer, the largest newspaper in Canada serving the agricultural community. He has worked at seven different newspapers and was nominated three times for editorial, opinion and analysis writing at the Ontario Newspaper Awards, winning in 2014.

Feature Photo

 Erin Combs worked for 28 years at the Toronto Star as the paper’s first female photographer and visuals editor. She now lives in San Diego, Calif., where she continues to keep busy with freelance clients.

Shane Kelley is a freelance photographer in the Vancouver area. Her 25-year career as a photojournalist included stints at the Toronto Sun, the Toronto Star and the Montreal Gazette. She also wrote and photographed a weekly Style column for the Gazette for 15 years, and has been published in Town & Country, Time, People, and Newsweek.

Len Wagg has been photographing people and events for 20 years in and around Nova Scotia. He has worked for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald and as a freelancer, and edited two books: The Chronicle of Our Time and On Assignment in Afghanistan: Maritimers at War for the Chronicle-Herald.

International

 Heather Bird was a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist for more than 20 years at the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun and the Toronto Star. She is presently a federal crown attorney in the Hamilton area.

 Graham Fox is president and CEO of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, a non-partisan think tank based in Montreal. He formerly served as strategic policy adviser at Fraser Milner Casgrain, vice-president of the Public Policy Forum and chief of staff to the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark.

Susan Harada is the associate director of the School of Journalism & Communication at Carleton University, and head of the journalism program. She is a former CBC journalist who filled a variety of posts, including national parliamentary correspondent, documentary journalist and reporter/anchor.

Investigations

 Claude Beauregard is director of web, social media and external publications for Desjardins. He worked previously as editor of Les Affaires, vice-president of French services for La Presse Canadienne, director of special projects for Transcontinental and news director for Le Devoir.

Hilary MacLeod has been a news director for CHUM in Montreal, a writer-broadcaster and host for CBC in the Maritimes, a national radio columnist and a media studies professor. She now writes mystery novels.

Duncan McMonagle has retired after teaching journalism for 16 years at Red River College in Winnipeg. He now lives in Toronto, where he works casual shifts as an editor at cbcnews.ca. He is the former editor of the Winnipeg Free Press and a former editor and writer at the Globe and Mail in Toronto and Halifax.

Local Reporting

 Lindsay Crysler was a journalist for 25 years, including a stint as executive editor of the Montreal Gazette. He taught journalism for 19 years at Concordia University, and subsequently as an adjunct at University of King’s College, University of Regina and Cambrian College, Sudbury. He served 12 years judging Michener-Deacon journalism fellowships.

Anne Dawson was chief political correspondent for the National Post and Canwest News Service, as well as co-host of Global TV’s Ottawa Inside Out. She was the first female bureau chief for Sun Media Corp. at both Queen’s Park in Toronto and Parliament Hill in Ottawa. As well, she served two terms as president of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.

Stewart Muir is based in Vancouver where he is founding director of the Resource Works Society, which seeks to build an informed and open conversation about natural resources in British Columbia. He is an award-winning author, former deputy managing editor of the Vancouver Sun, and a former managing director of a Canadian Press business unit.

Long Feature

 Stephen Bindman is special advisor on wrongful convictions at the Department of Justice Canada. He worked as legal affairs correspondent for Southam News, is a former president of the Canadian Association of Journalists and was twice a finalist in the National Newspaper Awards.

 Ros Guggi was deputy editor of The Province for ten years before retiring in 2014. During a 40-year career, she worked as a reporter, editor and leader in seven newsrooms across Canada. Projects she led were nominated for a Michener Award and four National Newspaper Awards in five years, winning twice. They also won three Jack Webster Awards.

Jacques Poitras is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC News in New Brunswick. As a reporter for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in 1998, he was a member of a team that won a National Newspaper Award for local reporting. He is the author of four books, the latest being Irving vs Irving: Canada’s Feuding Billionaires And The Stories They Won’t Tell. 

Multimedia Feature

Melanie Coulson has more than 15 years experience working as an award-winning journalist at the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail and CBC.ca. She is now director, communications and content at United Way Ottawa. Coulson has taught digital journalism at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication for the past five years.

Kirk LaPointe is publisher and editor-in-chief of Self-Counsel Press, adjunct professor and executive-in-residence at the Graduate School of Journalism and University of British Columbia, and executive director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen. He has held senior editorial positions at CTV News, Southam News, CP, the Hamilton Spectator, the National Post, the Vancouver Sun, as well as Ombudsman of the CBC.

Joyce Smith has been a faculty member at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism since 2001. Previously, she worked at the globeandmail.com and the Toronto Star.

News Feature Photo

Barbara Davidson is a Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy-winning photojournalist and a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. She has also worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Times and the Waterloo Region Record.

Barry Gray, a graduate of Ryerson’s journalism program, began his career at the Toronto Telegram and has worked as a photographer and assistant photo editor at the Toronto Sun, photo editor of the Montreal Gazette and photo editor for Canwest and Postmedia News services.

Jon Murray spent 20 years as a staff photographer at the Vancouver Province before retiring in 2010. He also worked as staff photographer at the Edmonton Journal, freelanced for the Vancouver Sun, the Canadian Press and United Press Canada, and various international newspapers and magazines. He is the winner of two NNAs.

News Photo

 Glenn Baglo joined the Vancouver Sun photo department in 1970 and worked as a photographer, assistant graphics editor and design editor for 42 years. He won two National Newspaper Awards for feature photography.

Ken Faught worked as a photojournalist at the Toronto Star. After winning a National Newspaper Award and a Michener award for his work, he managed the Star’s photography department and created the paper’s award winning multimedia group before retiring in 2010.

Chris Schwarz has worked as a news photographer in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa, including stints as associate photo editor at Maclean’s and senior staff photographer at the Edmonton Journal. He now works as a staff photographer in the Office of the Alberta Premier.

Politics

 Michael Benedict, now a freelance editor and writer, spent three decades in journalism, including five years in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. He was also part of the senior editorial team at Maclean’s, serving as assistant managing editor, editorial director of new ventures and executive editor.

 John Drabble recently retired from CBC Manitoba. He worked as a senior producer for CBC in Winnipeg and Calgary, producer for The National based in Vancouver and executive producer of Country Canada. He also worked for the Vancouver Sun, Prince Albert Daily Herald and Winnipeg Tribune.

Solveig Miller has worked as a journalist with Radio-Canada for 30 years, currently based in Montreal. She has also worked as a regional reporter in Quebec and a national reporter in Halifax. Miller currently works for Tout le monde en parlait, a program that revisits historical events.

Presentation

Donna Dasko is a pollster and former senior vice-president of Environics Research Group Ltd. She was a leader in developing media-sponsored polling, including the Globe-Environics Poll and the CBC- Environics polling program, from 1993 to 2008. She appeared regularly on CBC television and radio broadcasts, and led polling assignments for the Toronto Star, CTV, Le Devoir and La Presse.

 Janet Matiisen is the former design editor of the Calgary Herald, where she and her team of designers won multiple national and international awards. Currently, she’s working as a freelance designer in Calgary and travelling as much as possible.

Annick Poitras is a reporter and senior editor for the consumer magazine Protégez-Vous. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the magazine Jobboom and publication director for Les Éditions Jobboom. She won a National Magazine Award for reporting.

Project of the Year

 Catherine Cano is executive director of news programs and special events at Radio-Canada. She was news director of Radio-Canada and head of all-news channel RDI (Réseau de l’information), the first woman to occupy both positions. She was deputy news director at Al Jazeera English in Qatar, and later director of program development for CBC News. She is also an independent consultant and president of U.S.-based Canovision. Her many awards include two Geminis and the prestigious Michener-Deacon Fellowship.

 Normand Grondin has been a journalist for over 25 years in both print and television. He has been with Radio-Canada since 1998, where he has worked as a news reporter, as well as on consumer, science and investigative productions. He has won a variety of prizes for his work.

Brenda Thompson is senior lecturer and chair of the Department of Journalism, Communication and New Media at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. She is also chair & co-ordinating secretary of the National Journalism Educators Association.

 Short Feature

 Janet Bagnall worked 35 years at the Montreal Gazette as a reporter, lifestyle editor, editorial writer, and columnist with special emphasis on children’s and women’s rights.

 Rod Mickleburgh was a journalist for more than 40 years, 23 of them at the Globe and Mail. He was co-winner of the Michener Award for coverage of Canada’s tainted blood scandal, and the Globe’s Beijing bureau chief during the 1990s. Rod left the Globe in 2013 and is currently investigating time management, without regular deadlines.

Janice Neil is associate chair of the School of Journalism, Ryerson University, and a former Editor-in-chief of J-Source. She worked as a reporter with CBC Radio and TV in London, Toronto and Regina, and was Ottawa bureau chief and senior editor of TVOntario’s Studio 2.

Sports

 Gavin Adamson is an assistant professor of journalism at Ryerson University and worked previously at Transcontinental Media as senior writer and multimedia centre editor for investmentexecutive.com. He has also worked for the Ottawa Sun and Bloomberg News.

 Marc Gosselin has worked as a journalist since 1998 at weekly and daily newspapers across Quebec. After several years working as a freelancer, he has been a reporter/editor for Les Affaires since 2010.

Bill Walker has reported for Canada’s largest newspaper and worked as a senior communications counsel to both public- and private-sector organizations. For more than two decades at the Toronto Star, he served as bureau chief at the Ontario legislature, Ottawa and Washington.

Sports Photo

 Bob Carroll spent most of his photography career with United Press International and United Press Canada, which he helped found. He also worked at five Canadian dailies, and retired from the Windsor Star in 2008.

Lynn Farrell is a former photographer and photo editor who has worked for a number of newspapers, including the National Post and the Globe and Mail. Her last post was as photo editor at the Montreal Gazette.

Kevin Udahl began his newspaper career working part-time as a reporter/photographer at weekly newspapers in the rural areas surrounding Calgary while still in college. He later joined the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, and from 2000 to 2007 worked at the Calgary Sun. He is presently a photojournalism instructor at SAIT Polytechnic.

 

Judges for 2013

Gavin Adamson is an assistant professor of journalism at Ryerson University and worked previously at Transcontinental Media as senior writer and multimedia centre editor for investmentexecutive.com. He has also worked for the Ottawa Sun and Bloomberg News.

Glenn Baglo joined the Vancouver Sun photo department in 1970 and worked as a photographer, assistant graphics editor and design editor for 42 years. He won two National Newspaper Awards for feature photography.

Claude Beauregard is director of web, social media and external publications for Desjardins. He worked previously as editor of Les Affaires, vice-president of French services for La Presse Canadienne, director of special projects for Transcontinental and news director for Le Devoir.

Gordon Beck worked as a photographer and photo supervisor for close to 50 years with the Edmonton Journal, the Hamilton Spectator, Expo 67, the Montreal Star, the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, the Edmonton Sun and the Montreal Gazette.

Pierre Bergeron has worked in communications for 40 years, as a journalist, columnist and director. He was publisher and CEO of Le Droit from 1993 to 2002, and also served as editor of the Daily Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and CEO of the publishing house Novalis.

Stephen Bindman is special advisor to the inquiry investigating the collapse of a mall in Elliot Lake, Ont. He worked as legal affairs correspondent for Southam News, is a former president of the Canadian Association of Journalists and was twice a finalist in the National Newspaper Awards.

Grant Black is a former newspaper photographer, chief photographer and photo editor. He worked at the Windsor Star and the Calgary Herald, and has received many awards for his work.

Raymond Brassard worked as an editor at the Montreal Gazette for 30 years, including stints as news editor, life editor and city editor. He was appointed managing editor in 1995 and executive editor in 2010.

Mark Bulgutch spent more than 35 years with CBC News, beginning as a reporter and ending as the senior executive producer of CBC TV News and CBC Newsworld (now CBC News Network). He has been teaching journalism at Ryerson University since 1987.

Paul Cantin worked as a journalist for 15 years at Sun newspapers in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto. He also served as a senior writer with Canoe.ca and currently serves as director of strategic communications and marketing for the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

Maryse Cardin is a public relations practitioner and teaches at Capilano University’s school of communication. She was co-founder of the award-winning agency Turtle & Hare Creative and is the co-author of Canadian PR for the Real World, published in 2014.

Jagg Carr-Locke has worked in journalism and education for more than 30 years. She began at CBC Radio and later worked at CBC Newsworld, The National and the Discovery Channel. She has been a member of the journalism faculty at Ryerson University since 2000.

Bob Carroll spent most of his photography career with United Press International and United Press Canada, which he helped found. He also worked at five Canadian dailies, and retired from the Windsor Star in 2008.

Erin Combs worked for 28 years at the Toronto Star as the paper’s first female photographer and visuals editor. She now lives in San Diego, Calif., where she continues to keep busy with freelance clients.

Lindsay Crysler worked as a journalist for 25 years, including a stint as executive editor of the Montreal Gazette. He taught journalism for 19 years at Concordia University, 15 of them as program director, and served 12 years on the panel judging Michener-Deacon journalism fellowships.

Barbara Davidson is a Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy-winning photojournalist and a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. She has also worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Times and the Waterloo Region Record.

Dr. Sara Diamond is president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination.” She holds a PhD in computing, information technology and engineering from the University of East London and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

John Drabble recently retired from CBC Manitoba. He worked as a senior producer for CBC in Winnipeg and Calgary, producer for The National based in Vancouver and executive producer of Country Canada. He also worked for the Vancouver Sun, Prince Albert Daily Herald and Winnipeg Tribune.

Jeffrey Dvorkin teaches journalism at University of Toronto (Scarborough). He worked as a reporter, editor and producer for CBC TV, managing editor and chief journalist for CBC Radio, vice-president of news and information for National Public Radio and NPR’s first news ombudsman.

Dale Eisler is senior policy fellow with the graduate school of public policy at the University of Regina. Previously, he spent 25 years in journalism with the Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Maclean’s magazine before holding a variety of positions with the federal government.

Ken Faught worked as a photojournalist at the Toronto Star. After winning a National Newspaper Award and a Michener award for his work, he managed the Star’s photography department and created the paper’s award winning multimedia group before retiring in 2010.

Graham Fox is president and CEO of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, a non-partisan think tank based in Montreal. He formerly served as strategic policy adviser at Fraser Milner Casgrain, vice-president of the Public Policy Forum and chief of staff to the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark.

Sophie Gaulin moved to Canada from France as a young woman and fell in love with the city of Winnipeg. She was hired as an editor for La Liberté, Manitoba’s only French-language newspaper, in 2006 and became executive director and editor-in-chief in 2009.

Giselle Goguen is a lawyer and former journalist with CBC and the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal. The director of university relations for the Province of New Brunswick, Giselle is also serving as co-emcee of this year’s NNA gala.

Marc Gosselin has worked as a journalist since 1998 at weekly and daily newspapers across Quebec. After several years working as a freelancer, he has been a reporter/editor for Les Affaires since 2010.

Alain Guilbert has held leadership positions at Sherbrooke La Tribune, Granby La Voix de l’Est, Quebec Le Soleil and Transcontinental Publications. He was director of information for the Montreal Summer Olympics organizing committee and also worked as vice-president of communications for Canada Post.

Peter Haggert is editor-in-chief of Metroland Media Toronto. He worked previously as editor of the Fredericton Daily Gleaner, the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal and the Vernon Daily News.

Fran Halter is a freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. She worked in radio broadcasting with CKO and CFCF in Montreal, moved to news agency reporting with United Press Canada and then to the business section of the Montreal Gazette.

Susan Harada is an associate professor of journalism at Carleton University. She worked previously as a broadcast journalist at CBC, filling a number of posts including national parliamentary correspondent, documentary journalist and reporter/anchor.

Rosa Harris got her start as a reporter at the Sherbrooke Record and has had articles published in Fortune, Chatelaine, Saturday Night, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Equinox, Canadian Geographic and the Ottawa Citizen. She has taught journalism at Royal Roads, Carleton and Concordia universities.

Michel Héroux worked as correspondent at the Quebec National Assembly for Radio-Canada before becoming vice-president of news and public affairs at TVA network. He later worked as director of communications and director of government relations at Laval University.

Suanne Kelman teaches at Ryerson’s school of journalism, where she has served as director of broadcast and associate chair. She worked previously at CBC in both radio and television, and at the Globe and Mail.

Paul Knox is associate professor of journalism at Ryerson University, where he served as chair from 2005 to 2010. He worked for the Vancouver Sun and the Belfast News Letter before spending 27 years with the Globe and Mail as a reporter, columnist, foreign correspondent and editor.

Anne Kothawala is a public affairs and communications consultant and served as president and CEO of the Canadian Newspaper Association from 1997 to 2008. She has also worked as senior vice-president, public affairs, for the Retail Council of Canada and a vice-president for Hill and Knowlton Strategies.

Jennifer Lanthier is the editor of online news for the University of Toronto and the award-winning author of The Stamp Collector and other children’s books. She is a former reporter for United Press International and the Financial Post.

Jean Laroche has spent 27 years with CBC and currently covers the Nova Scotia legislature. He has also worked in Ottawa and Montreal and has covered the Montreal massacre, the Oka crisis and the rise and fall of the Charlottetown Accord.

Mathieu Lavallée is a senior advisor at TACT Intelligence-conseil, a group of communications professionals. He worked previously as a journalist for Les Affaires, TVA and CIBL Radio and is president and co-founder of MediaCamp Montreal.

Ron MacDonald was a reporter and editor with the Canadian Press and Broadcast News, news director at CKUA, interviewer for CBC TV and writer for CITY-TV and CBC Newsworld. He is now associate professor of journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

Aude Marie Marcoux is deputy editor of Sélection du Reader’s Digest. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the magazines LaRevue and Vision (M2L Media) and wrote freelance pieces for Radio-Canada, the Halifax Daily News, Profit, L’actualité, Protégez-Vous, Châtelaine.com and Les Affaires.

Lili Marin left journalism in 2010 to become communications director for La La La Human Steps, and now works for L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec. She had previously spent a dozen years covering culture, the economy and science for CBC/SRC, various magazines and the major Montreal dailies.

Duncan McMonagle teaches journalism at Red River College in Winnipeg. He is a former executive editor of the Winnipeg Free Press and a former reporter and editor at the Globe and Mail.

Solveig Miller has worked as a journalist with SRC for 30 years, currently based in Montreal. She has also worked as a regional reporter in Quebec and a national reporter in Halifax. Miller currently works for Tout le monde en parlait, a program that revisits historical events.

Stewart Muir is a Vancouver-based economics researcher, business strategist and writer. He worked previously as deputy managing editor of the Vancouver Sun, drove business development for the Canwest News Service and was the managing director of Pagemasters North America.

Jon Murray spent 20 years as a staff photographer at the Vancouver Province before retiring in 2010. He also worked as staff photographer at the Edmonton Journal, a freelancer for the Vancouver Sun, the Canadian Press and United Press Canada and various international newspapers and magazines.

Janice Neil joined the Ryerson University journalism faculty in 2007 and has also taught at Carleton University. She worked as a reporter with CBC Radio and TV in London, Toronto and Regina, and was Ottawa bureau chief and senior editor of TVOntario’s Studio 2.

Frank O’Connor is co-ordinator of the photojournalism program at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ont. He worked previously as a photographer for the Belleville Intelligencer.

Mike Omelus is senior director for Global News/Shaw Media in southern Alberta. He worked previously as eastern regional director for Global, executive producer at CTV’s Business News Network and had a long career with the Canadian Press, serving as general news director for the agency’s broadcast service.

Nicole Picot is a senior advisor with the New Brunswick Department of Health. She has also served as vice-president of communications for Canadian Tire Corp. and worked previously in communications for the Ontario Arts Council and the National Ballet of Canada.

Annick Poitras is a reporter and senior editor for the consumer magazine Protégez-Vous. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the magazine Jobboom and publication director for Les Éditions Jobboom. She won a National Magazine Award for reporting.

Jacques Poitras is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC News in New Brunswick. As a reporter for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in 1998, he was a member of a team that won a National Newspaper Award for local reporting. Poitras’s fourth book, on the Irving media monopoly, will be published by Penguin Canada in October 2014.

Marie-Hélène Proulx of Chatelaine magazine began her career as a writer/editor at the Quebec news channel LCN and was later hired as a reporter at the magazine Jobboom. She won the Jean Paré prize for journalist of the year at the Quebec Magazine Awards in 2007 and 2009.

Chris Schwarz has worked as a news photographer in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa, including stints as associate photo editor at Maclean’s and senior staff photographer at the Edmonton Journal. He now works as a staff photographer in the Office of the Alberta Premier.

Katherine Sedgwick is a professor of journalism at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ont. She was previously deputy editor, assistant managing editor and city editor for the Montreal Gazette. While at the Port Hope (Ont.) Evening Guide, Sedgwick won the first NNA for local reporting, in 1997.

Leslie Shepherd has been a reporter, editor and manager for more than 30 years in Canada, the United States and Europe, working for the Canadian Press, the Associated Press, the Washington Post and the Globe and Mail. She is manager, media strategy, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Roger Smith retired from journalism in 2013 after nearly two decades as a reporter for CTV in Ottawa, Beijing and Europe. Before that, he worked for the Canadian Press in Ottawa. Smith received a Gemini Award nomination in 1989 for best reportage.

Vivian Smith is a writer, editor, media consultant and university journalism instructor. She is an associate of Santé Communications Group in Victoria and spent many years at the Globe and Mail as an editor, reporter, columnist and manager.

Peter Stockland is co-founder and publisher of Convivium magazine and previously served as editor-in-chief of the Montreal Gazette, editor of the Calgary Sun, editorial page editor of the Calgary Herald and vice-president of English language magazines for Reader’s Digest in Canada.

Jonathan Trudel is a staff writer at L’actualité. He has also served as editor-in-chief of Le Trente, the magazine published by the Québec Federation of Professional Journalists, and has won five National Magazine Awards.

Kevin Udahl worked as a photographer for the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, a freelance based in Calgary and a staff photographer at the Calgary Sun. He now teaches photojournalism at SAIT in Calgary.

Fred Vallance-Jones is an award-winning journalist who has taught at the University of King’s College since 2007. He had a 23-year career with CBC and the Hamilton Spectator and won many reporting awards, including a National Newspaper Award.

Christopher Waddell is an associate professor and director of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. He worked previously in a variety of positions for CBC and the Globe and Mail, and won two NNAs for business reporting.

Marie Wadden is a national producer for CBC Radio in St. John’s, N.L. She won the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy in 2006. Her book Where the Pavement Ends: the Aboriginal Recovery Movement and the Urgent Need for Reconciliation was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing.

Len Wagg has been photographing people and events for 20 years in and around Nova Scotia. He has worked for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald and as a freelance, and edited two books: The Chronicle of Our Time and On Assignment in Afghanistan: Maritimers at War for the Chronicle-Herald.

Bill Walker has reported for Canada’s largest newspaper and worked as a senior communications counsel to both public- and private-sector organizations. For more than two decades at the Toronto Star, he served as bureau chief at the Ontario legislature, Ottawa and Washington.

Linda Williamson worked as a reporter, city editor, columnist and editorial page editor in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto for more than 20 years, garnering NNA nominations for special project and editorial writing. She has been director of communications for the Ombudsman of Ontario since 2006.