Journalism & Media

Omar Sachedina looking into the distance. People

The spotlight is on Sachedina

When Omar Sachedina, BA’04, became the new chief news anchor and senior editor for CTV National News, he took on one of the most prominent roles in Canadian journalism. Under the best of circumstances, it would be a challenging job – and the circumstances were far from ideal.

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Championing the deep dive of investigative journalism

Allya Davidson, BA'09, has spent her career working on impactful documentaries for broadcasters like PBS, CTV and CBC.

Police tape at a crime scene Culture

A connoisseur of crime narratives

As a grad student, Sarah Weinman, BSc’00, observed autopsies and visited crime scenes. Today, the award-winning writer/editor is a leading authority on the crime fiction and true crime genres, and the crime columnist for The New York Times Book Review.

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The surprising rise of Canadaland

How Canadaland founder Jesse Brown, BA’00, built a thriving podcast network that breaks big news stories, attracts 100,000 listeners each week and does something that few media organizations in Canada have managed to do – it makes a profit.  

Joe Schwarcz standing in front of the periodic table Health

McGill experts tackle myriad COVID-19 issues in the media

Joe Schwarcz, the director of McGill's Office for Science and Society, is one of the many McGill experts that journalists have sought out for their thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Campus

100 years of the McGill News

Over the course of two world wars, a Cold War, a space race, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the rise of the internet and 11 McGill principals, the McGill News has been turning up in the mail boxes (and now the inboxes) of McGill graduates for a century.


Clean capitalism’s corporate crusader

Near the peak of the dot-com boom, and not long after he graduated from McGill, Toby Heaps wanted to write about socially responsible business.

Byron Tau and Tim Mak standing in front of the capital building Society

Nothing fake about it

A turbulent White House. An antagonistic president. An ongoing investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence the2016 election. And, of course, those never-ending incendiary tweets. Meet theMcGill alumni in hot pursuit of some of the most important stories coming outof Washington.

Jayme Poisson People

Guiding us through the hot story of the day

After making her mark as a prize-winning investigative journalist for the Toronto Star, Jayme Poisson, BA’06, is now the voice behind Front Burner, the new CBC News daily podcast.

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