The Fellowship in Global Journalism


Faculty

Robert Steiner

Robert Steiner

Director
The Fellowships In Global Journalism
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto

Robert Steiner is Director of the Fellowships In Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Fellowships are a fundamentally new type of post-graduate training in global journalism, for starting journalists with advanced knowledge of complex disciplines.

Mr. Steiner began his career as a global finance correspondent for The Wall Street Journal with postings in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, won two Overseas Press Club awards and the Inter-American Press Association Award.

After leaving The Wall Street Journal Mr. Steiner received his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and then worked as a business strategy executive, first at The Boston Consulting Group and later as Group Vice President in charge of Strategic Planning for Bell Globemedia, parent of the Globe and Mail and CTV. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Steiner was Assistant Vice President of the University of Toronto, in charge of Strategic Communications.

Mr. Steiner has also held a number of senior campaign positions in Canadian politics. In 2003 and 2002, he served as health policy advisor and principal speechwriter for Hon. Paul Martin, during his candidacy for the premiership of Canada and during his subsequent tenure as Prime Minister-designate. In 2000, Mr. Steiner managed the Liberal Party of Canada’s new media campaign in the period leading to and during the federal general election, working for Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

Outside of work, Mr. Steiner is engaged in independent writing projects focused on the role of religion in secular society. He lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and son.

Danielle Bochove

Danielle Bochove

Instructor

Danielle Bochove is backfill host of CBC Television's The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, as well as a frequent contributor to other CBC television and radio programs, including World at Six, World Report and Spark. Her freelance print work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine and The Economist Intelligence Unit. A former anchor with Canada's BNN, Bochove also spent a decade outside Canada, reporting and anchoring for Reuters in Chicago, Tokyo and London. She speaks on a variety of economic and business issues through National Speakers' Bureau.




David Common

David Common

Instructor

David Common is the Host of World Report, CBC Radio's flagship national morning newscast. He is also a CBC News Correspondent, currently based in Toronto, but previously stationed in New York, Paris, London and locations throughout Canada. David has travelled extensively to more than fifty countries, covering wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, the United States and Canada. He has been awarded a Gemini for Best Reportage and, in 2012, an RTNDA for Best Spot News for his coverage of Hurricane Sandy.




Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Instructor

Robert Cribb is an award-winning investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. In 2012, he was the recipient of both the Massey Journalism Fellowship and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Reporting. Cribb is the current president of the CAJ’s Educational Foundation and the only non-U.S. board member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is co-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporters Research Guide (Oxford University Press) and a lecturer at Ryerson University's School of Journalism.




Cynthia Kinch

Cynthia Kinch

Instructor

Cynthia Kinch is a respected television producer and programmer. Her career has taken her from being a reporter in front of the camera to a producer behind the camera to being a journalistic leader at CBC. As past executive producer of the CBC's flagship daily news program The National, she won two Gemini awards, and rose to become the senior executive in charge of CBC’s 24 hour all news network. Her reputation as a strong editorial leader is matched by her commitment to developing talent. Cynthia’s skills as a storyteller have been critically important in mentoring those who have become some of Canada’s top journalists. She has also been a leader in innovation, recognizing the need to constantly develop programming in the highly competitive news environment. She was a key driver behind the successful rebranding and launching of the News Network. Cynthia studied at McGill and the University of Western Ontario.


Andrea Litvack

Andrea Litvack

Instructor

Professor Andrea Litvack is Director of the MSW Program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She has taught, developed and coordinated clinical courses at the FIFSW since 1990. Recently, she adapted a course on interviewing for the Fellowship in Global Journalism program at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and taught this course in the inaugural year. Professor Litvack also has extensive practice experience with a wide range of clinical issues impacting children and families. In addition to her current role as MSW Director, Professor Litvack has held a variety of educational management positions at the FIFSW. These include: Acting Associate Dean, Academic; MSW Curriculum Director; and Associate Director, Field Education.


Colin  MacKenzie

Colin MacKenzie

Instructor

Colin MacKenzie worked for 43 years in Canadian journalism in a career that was the definition of old-school. Beginning as an office boy at The Citizen in Ottawa, he marched his way up the ladder: police reporter, courts, labour and Parliament Hill. He moved to editing and went to The Globe and Mail as a copy editor, spent some time at Maclean's and then returned to the Globe as city editor. He then went to Washington for six years, covering U.S. politics and the various conflicts that attended the final years of the Cold War. Upon his return to Toronto he became managing editor, was unhorsed and moved to the Toronto Star. Summoned back, MacKenzie became editor of The Report on Business, and then spent several years as managing editor once more. Lastly, he spent three years at the Star as foreign editor and politics editor.


Jamie Purdon

Jamie Purdon

Instructor

Jamie Purdon, as the director of news gathering for CBC News , was responsible for the editorial agenda for both CBC  Television and Radio. He is a multi-award winning television producer, and has created and led many outstanding programs in Canadian radio including CBC's As it Happens  and The Current.   Jamie leads a company that applies the latest thinking in neuroscience and cognitive development to work on leadership skills with at risk youth in Canada. He is also working to develop investigative journalists in Africa.  Jamie is a graduate of the Kennedy school of Government at Harvard, where he received a master's degree in public administration.



Shelley  Robertson

Shelley Robertson

Instructor

Shelley Robertson is a writer, editor, journalism teacher and print junkie. She worked as a reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press, as a story editor for CBC radio and television in Toronto and at The Toronto Star, where she was a copy editor, assistant national editor, entertainment editor and finally editor of the Life, Food, Fashion and Home sections. She later was a partner in the desktop publishing firm Inprint Editorial Services and taught reporting, copy editing and newsroom management at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism.




Bernard Simon

Bernard Simon

Instructor

Bernard Simon has worked as a reporter and editor in Canada and South Africa. He was the Financial Times’ Canada correspondent for 17 years, also covering the North American auto industry. He was joint managing editor of Canada’s Financial Post from 1987 to 1990, and deputy editor of Business Day in Johannesburg from 1997 to 2001. He has also been a regular correspondent for The New York Times, The Economist and US News & World Report, among others. Bernard now works as a freelance writer, media consultant and plain-language instructor in Toronto.



Janice Gross Stein

Janice Gross Stein

Director
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto

Janice Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. She is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars of political psychology and international politics. Professor Stein has also looked beyond inter-national behaviour to examine concepts that govern policy-making locally and globally. Her most recent publications include The Cult of Efficiency (2001), the best-selling book that examined the concepts of efficiency underpinning the design and evaluation of public goods and services, and The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (2007), which won the prestigious 2008 Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing, and examines and critiques Canada’s decisions to commit its forces in Afghanistan.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, Professor Stein was also the 2001 Massey Lecturer and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, and McMaster University.

John Fraser

John Fraser

Master
Massey College
University of Toronto

John Fraser is an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, and Master of Massey College, a self-governing inter- disciplinary graduate college affiliated with the University of Toronto. In his role as Master, Mr. Fraser also oversees the Canadian Journalism Fellowships, Canada’s most prestigious mid-career fellowship for journalists.

From 1972 to 1987, he was a dance critic, theatre critic, China correspondent, Ottawa bureau chief, national columnist, national editor and London correspondent at the Globe and Mail. From 1987 to 1994, he was the editor of Saturday Night magazine where he pioneered the use of mixed circulation with inserted copies in the Globe and Mail and other newspapers in the old Southam Newspaper Group across Canada, with circulation increasing from 115,000 to 400,000. He also began a “Saturday Night” imprint of books with the publishers HarperCollins Ltd. that produced nearly two dozen titles in five years.

Mr. Fraser’s journalism has been published in many leading international journals and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Time, The New Republic, George, The Spectator, Paris Match and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Twice during his reporting career he became the subject of international media attention: in 1974 when he was instrumental in the dramatic defection of ballet super star Mikhail Baryshnikov, and in 1978 when he addressed tens of thousands of citizens in Beijing during the short-lived and brutally suppressed Xidan Democracy Wall movement during the Beijing Spring.

Until mid-2008, he was also Chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. John Fraser is a member of the Order
of Canada.