JOEY COLEMAN

St. Clair Balfour Fellow


Joey Coleman is an independent journalist practicing in Hamilton, Ontario, and publisher of The Public Record. As Canada’s first locally crowdfunded journalist, he specializes in coverage of municipal politics, civic affairs, and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. Prior to launching The Public Record, he covered post-secondary education nationally. He produces and hosts The Public Record’s “The 155 Podcast,” named for the 155 candidates during Hamilton’s most recent municipal election. He interviewed 104 of the candidates, with the podcasts being downloaded over 400,000 times. Joey lives in Hamilton, where people joke that his usual seat at the farmers’ market is his real “office.”

JOHN PERRY

CBC / Radio-Canada Fellow


John Perry loves radio. After graduating from Halifax’s University of King’s College, he worked in newsrooms in Saint John, Toronto and Yellowknife, and for shows like the CBC’s World At Six, Metro Morning and The Current. But As It Happens has always been his home. There, he has covered international news and Canadian politics. In 2012, he travelled to Sarajevo to develop a special series on the 20th anniversary of the siege. He has also produced the show’s shortest interview: 7 seconds of Thom Yorke. As the senior producer, he shapes the program each night and leads the show’s digital strategy.

DANA GIBREEL

Gordon N. Fisher / JHR Fellow


Dana Gibreel is a Jordanian journalist who has worked as a reporter, news producer and anchor. Currently she is a senior reporter at the online magazine 7iber. She has produced features on the rule of law, government accountability, refugees, rural economics, the environment, and other social, cultural and political issues. In 2016, she won first and second prize at the JHR Human Rights Reporting Awards in Jordan for reports on mental health and the use of lethal force during police raids. She also received first place in 2017 for Best Multimedia Investigation in the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism.

SARAH ROGERS

Webster McConnell Fellow


Sarah Rogers is an award-winning reporter who has spent the last 13 years working in community journalism in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Nunavut. She spent a number of years covering the English-speaking communities of Quebec’s Eastern Townships for The Sherbrooke Record and CBC Radio in Sherbrooke. More recently, she has worked as a multi-beat reporter for Iqaluit-based Nunatsiaq News, where she’s had the good fortune to live, learn and report from Inuit communities across Nunavut and Nunavik in northern Quebec. She is also currently helping to design a college-level journalism workshop that encourages Inuit youth from Nunavut and Nunavik to pursue a journalistic career.

MARTHA TROIAN

McLaughlin Centre Fellow


An independent award-winning investigative journalist, Martha Troian has contributed to CBC, Vice Canada, Maclean’s, Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and APTN News. With features often driven by data journalism, she covers Indigenous politics, environment, justice, and policing — she has written about the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and the Indigenous water crisis in Canada. She received a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University and an Investigative Master of Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. She is an advisor to the board of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. She is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is originally from Obishikokaang (Lac Seul First Nation) in Northern Ontario.

In association with Journalists for Human Rights and the Canadian Journalism Foundation, Massey College and the University of Toronto are grateful for the generosity of the Alva Foundation, the estate of the late St. Clair Balfour, Lisa Balfour Bowen and Walter Bowen, Clair Balfour and Marci McDonald, Wilson J.H. Southam, the R. Howard Webster Foundation, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, CBC/Radio-Canada, Scotiabank, the McLaughlin Centre and for the generosity of past Journalism Fellows.

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