J-Source Editorial Board

The six members of the J-Source Editorial Board members represent a broad set of interests and expertise in teaching and journalism scholarship from across the country, and from now on will regularly contribute pieces to J-Source and offer valuable guidance on the topics we cover.

Board members are all university professors and will serve on the board on a volunteer basis.

Sherry S. Yu is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, and the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Her research explores multiculturalism, media, and social integration. She is the author of Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora: Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles (2018, UBC Press) and the co-editor of Ethnic Media in the Digital Age (2019, Routledge) and The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada (2023, McGill-Queen’s University Press). Her research also has been published in scholarly journals such as Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Journalism Studies, Television & New Media, Canadian Journal of Communication, Journal of Global Diaspora & Media, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Canadian Ethnic Studies.

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Sarah Everts is the CTV Chair in Digital Science Journalism and an Associate Professor in Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. She joined Carleton in 2019 after a decade in Berlin, Germany, where she reported on science and technology for a variety of publications. She’s the award-winning author of The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration (2021), and has bylines in Scientific American, New Scientist, Smithsonian, Chemical & Engineering News and many others. Her research interests include science misinformation and disinformation.

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Sean Holman is the Wayne Crookes Professor of Environmental and Climate Journalism at the University of Victoria and founding director of the Climate Disaster Project, an international teaching newsroom that works with disaster-affected communities to document and investigate their stories. Before entering academia, Holman was an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker in British Columbia. As a journalist, they were best known as the founder and publisher of the pioneering online public affairs news service Public Eye, as well as the host and producer of the syndicated talk show Public Eye Radio. Their bylines have appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Vancouver Sun, and the Times-Colonist. Holman is a frequent commentator on climate change coverage and government secrecy. Their research focuses on how we use and misuse information, particularly against the backdrop of catastrophic climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as democratic decline.

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Nana aba Duncan is an associate professor and the inaugural Carty Chair in Journalism, Diversity and Inclusion at Carleton University’s School of Journalism. She is launching the Mary Ann Shadd Cary Centre for Journalism and Belonging, a research centre which advocates, supports and participates in inclusive and belonging-focused journalism in Canada.

Nana aba is also the co-founder of Media Girlfriends, a production company led by journalists of colour. Before joining Carleton, Nana aba was a host and producer at CBC Radio for 15 years, with her last position being the host of Fresh Air, Ontario’s top-rated weekend morning show.

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Sonya Fatah is an associate professor at the School of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University and is also the director of stitched! a live journalism lab at the Creative School. Her teaching and research are built around building and strengthening community-based, solidarity-centred, decolonial methodologies for journalistic research, teaching and practice.

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Meg Wilcox teaches in Journalism and Digital Media at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada, and is co-director of the school’s Community Podcast Initiative. An award-winning podcaster, she has been making podcasts for more than a decade, and loves collaborating with community members, students and organizations to tell audio stories.

Before joining MRU, Meg travelled the country as a reporter, producer, and host (CBC, iPolitics, CTV, Banff Centre Radio, CKUA). Her first book, The New Journalist’s Guide to Freelancing, is out now through Broadview Press.

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