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February 13, 2020 @ 11:10 am

The Podcast Promise

Toronto, Feb. 6, 2020 - 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, 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

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