Mark Kelley loves a good story. He is co-host of the fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative documentary program. His passion for giving a voice to compelling stories has taken him from Cape Spear, Newfoundland to Old Crow, Yukon and from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Defiance, Ohio. His journalistic journey began more than two decades ago as a reporter for CBC Radio, and led to anchoring The National, hosting CBC News Morning, CBC News: Disclosure, and Connect with Mark Kelley. He is an International Emmy award-winning journalist, and a six-time Gemini/Canadian Screen Award winner. He lives in Toronto with his wife and four sons.
Toronto: Professional Industry Networks — Journalism
News disruptors: Journalism panel discussion and networking
From news gathering and reporting to distribution, our field is evolving quickly. Journalists are driving change in how they report and influence. Hear from our expert panel on what's to come.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
- 6 – 8 p.m.
- Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto
Mark Kelley, BA 85
Co-host of CBC's The Fifth Estate
Patti Sonntag, BA 00
Director, Concordia Institute for Investigative Journalism
Former managing editor, News Services Division, The New York Times
Jennifer Hollett, BA 97
Host, reporter and producer
Former head of news partnerships, Twitter Canada
Aalia Adam, BA 12
National online video journalist, Global News
Meet fellow alumni working in the field to network and discuss industry-specific trends and professional opportunities.
- Space is limited. Register early.
Patti Sonntag, BA 00, is director of the Concordia Institute for Investigative Journalism (IIJ). Former managing editor in The New York Times' News Services division, Sonntag now facilitates and provides advice on collaborations between Canadian universities and media companies. She served as series producer on the award-winning national investigation “The Price of Oil” and other IIJ projects. A recipient of the Michener Fellowship in Journalism Education, she also teaches investigative reporting at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Jennifer Hollett, BA 97, is a smashup of digital, journalism and politics. She’s worked at Twitter Canada as the head of news partnerships and is co-founder of the fact-checking Super Pac App, which debuted #1 in the App Store. As an award-winning host, reporter and producer, she’s covered stories across Canada and around the world with CBC News, CTV News and MuchMusic. Hollett holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Arts specialization in journalism and communications from Concordia. While at Harvard, she worked as a researcher with Vivek Kundra, the first chief information officer of the United States. While at Concordia, she was station manager of CRSG radio, where she spun 80s and techno music as DJ gerl.
Aalia Adam, BA 12, is a national online video journalist at Global News. Adam was first hired as a reporter for Global Montreal just shy of completing her journalism degree at Concordia in 2012. She eventually transformed from a night owl to a morning bird after spending a year waking up at the crack of dawn to report on live breaking news for Breakfast Television Montreal. Before moving to Toronto, she worked as a reporter and weather specialist at CTV Montreal.
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