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AWARDS AND PRESS

2016
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Discourse editor-in-chief and CEO Erin Millar and VP strategy Debbie Douez at the Canadian Journalist Foundation awards gala after accepting the 2016 Innovation Award.

Award: 2016 CJF Innovation Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation

Panel: Partner or Competitor? Moderated by Steve Pratt (formerly at CBC) with panelists Erin Millar (Discourse Media), Rachel Nixon (Discourse Media), Andrew Potter (formerly at the Ottawa Citizen) and Ali Rahnema (formerly at the Toronto Star) on how legacy journalism organizations and digital startups can work together. Nov. 4, 2016, Canada’s Journalism Innovation Deficit workshop, Vancouver, B.C.

Talk: Keynote presentation by Discourse president Ian Gill at Hacks/Hackers Connect in partnership with Google News Lab. Sept. 23, 2016, Toronto, Ont.

Roundtable: Media math: Democracy, news and public policy in Canada, hosted by the Public Policy Forum. Erin Millar (Discourse Media) contributed to a discussion about the state of journalism in Canada and its impact on civic discourse alongside new industry leaders as part of the Public Policy Forum’s research into policy recommendations for the federal government. Sept. 7, 2016, Vancouver, B.C.

Workshop: Media & communications: Telling your story by Discourse reporters Emma Jones and Brielle Morgan in partnership with 8 80 Cities and the Knight Foundation. June 27, 2016, Toronto, Ont.

Panel: The changing media landscape. Moderated by Darcy Dobell (Coast Opportunity Funds) with panelists Emma Gilchrist (DeSmog Canada), Erin Millar (Discourse Media) and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (NBC). June 9, 2016, Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network national conference, Parksville, B.C. 

Workshop: Solutions journalism: Reporting on responses to social problems with David Bornstein (The New York Times, Solutions Journalism Network) and Erin Millar (Discourse Media). June 3, 2016, Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, Ont.

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Reconciliation Canada’s Chief Robert Joseph, Discourse editor-in-chief and CEO Erin Millar and reporter Samantha Dawson at the Canadian Association of Journalists national conference in Edmonton, Alta.

Panel: Can we improve coverage of Indigenous issues through collaboration? Panelists: Discourse editor-in-chief and CEO Erin Millar, Chief Robert Joseph (Reconciliation Canada) and Discourse reporter Samantha Dawson. May 27, 2016, Canadian Association of Journalists national conference, Edmonton, Alta.

Panel: Beyond competition: multi-newsroom collaborations in a time of scarcity. Panelists: Anne-Lise Bouyer (Journalism++), Andrew DeVigal (Agora Journalism Centre at the University of Oregon) and Erin Millar (Discourse Media). April 9, 2016, International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy.

Panel: Launching new products from the newsroom. Panelists: Celeste LeCompte (ProPublica), Erin Millar (Discourse Media), Aron Pilhofer (The Guardian), Madhulika Sikka (NPR) and Tom Standage (The Economist). April 9, 2016, International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy.

Panel: The future of journalism with David Beers (The Tyee), Erin Millar (Discourse Media) and Paul Willcocks (former publisher of the Times Colonist). April 3, 2016, Vancouver Press Club, Vancouver, B.C.

Talk: Journalism entrepreneurship presentation to the Tow-Knight Centre for Entrepreneurial Journalism fellows at City University of New York. March 28, 2016, New York City, N.Y.


2015

Award: 2015 Bob Carty Fellowship awarded by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.

Award: 2015 finalist for Best Data Journalism Website of the Year by the Global Editors’ Network at the International Data Journalism Awards.

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Discourse Media co-founders Erin Millar and Christine McLaren were awarded a solutions journalism fellowship by Ashoka Canada in 2015.

Award: 2015 solutions journalism fellowship from Ashoka Canada awarded to Discourse Media co-founders Erin Millar and Christine McLaren.

Talk: University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism day one orientation keynote by Discourse editor-in-chief and CEO Erin Millar. Sept. 8, 2015, Vancouver, B.C.

Talk: How Discourse Media engages communities presented to the New School’s journalism graduate program by Discourse editor-in-chief and CEO Erin Millar. June 12, 2015, New York City, N.Y.

Talk: New models of journalism at the Canadian Association of Journalists national conference by Discourse editor-in-chief and CEO Erin Millar. June 7, 2015, Halifax, N.S.

Workshop: Media & communications: Telling your story in partnership with 8 80 Cities and the Knight Foundation by Discourse co-founders Erin Millar and Christine McLaren. June 15, 2015, Toronto, Ont.


Press

Interview: “The media disruptors.” Erin Millar on CANADALAND

Interview:The news is dead so what comes next?” Ian Gill on CANADALAND

Interview: “Why Ian Gill thinks no news is bad news.” Ian Gill in J-Source

Interview: “No News Is Bad News: Rethinking news for the next generation.” Ian Gill on News1130

Interview: “Decline of journalism in Canada Part 1 – Part 2” Ian Gill on Radio Canada International

Op ed: “Good journalism vital part of civic infrastructure.” Ian Gill in the Winnipeg Free Press

Press: “Built on collaboration, Discourse Media closes in on profit.” MediaShift

Press: “Special series: Collaborative journalism.” MediaShift

Press: Tribute Tuesday: To knowledge seekers & tellers.” Conscious Public Relations Inc.

Press: “What does it take to be a ‘full-service’ digital journalism organization? Ask Discourse Media.” Nieman Journalism Lab

Press: Slow and steady.” Langara Journalism Review

Press: “Discourse Media uses solutions journalism to ‘track the slow burn of change.” journalism.co.uk

Press: “Journalism startups carve out niches for themselves in Canada.” J-Source

Press: “Is collaboration the key to journalism’s future?” The Tyee

Interview: Erin Millar on Sense of Place with Minelle Mahtani on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver

Press: “Investigating what’s going right.” The Signal