Robertson will spend six months at the political desk of the Ottawa Citizen and another six months at the Calgary Herald. 

By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

Dylan Robertson has been awarded the 2015 Michelle Lang fellowship.

Robertson, currently an intern at the Calgary Herald, will spend six months at the political desk of the Ottawa Citizen and another six months at the Calgary Herald. He will also work on a special project investigating the causes, solutions and implications of homegrown terrorism.

His work has previously appeared in the Toronto Star, Montreal’s The Gazette, Metro News Canada and J-Source.

“We are honoured to expand Dylan’s work at the Herald with an opportunity to research and explore homegrown terrorism elements within our country—a timely and incredibly important area. It aligns perfectly with fellowship’s goal of informing Calgarians and Canadians about socially significant topics,” said Lorne Motley, editor of the Herald, in a press release.

The fellowship is named after Herald journalist Michelle Lang, who died in December 2009 while on assignment in Afghanistan.

“Earning the fellowship means a great deal to me,” said Robertson. “It gives me an opportunity to continue my role at the Herald, gain insights from Herald and Postmedia journalists and further Michelle Lang’s efforts to develop and share stories that matter to all Canadians.”


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.