Caitlin Havlak is chief operating officer of Discourse Media. As Discourse’s earliest employee, Caitlin brings key institutional knowledge about how Discourse functions to her role overseeing the company’s operational challenges during this rapid period of growth. She also leads digital development of our technology and digital properties. Prior to taking on this role, Caitlin led Discourse’s data journalism team. She is a data analyst and developer dedicated to making complex issues more accessible and engaging to a broad audience. Caitlin’s data journalism work earned Discourse national and international awards for projects including the Cost to Commute Calculator for Moving Forward and a deep data analysis into racial profiling in the Prairies in partnership with Maclean's magazine. Caitlin is also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, where she teaches data journalism and visualization.
Discourse Media is an independent journalism company dedicated to in-depth reporting on complex issues. We are building a home for new approaches to storytelling that look beyond conflict-driven daily news cycles.