Subverting the Genre: Connie Walker on Podcasting and Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
February 13, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00 pm | Room 100 | Asia Pacific Hall
SFU Centre for Dialogue | 580 West Hastings Street
Admission is free, but reserve your seat through Eventbright
As Connie Walker’s hit podcasts, Missing & Murdered—”Who Killed Alberta Williams,” and, “Finding Cleo”—approach the 20 million download mark, we take you behind the stories, into the editorial decision making, and into the struggles behind one of Canada’s most downloaded podcasts. How has the media transformed over the last five years when reporting in Indigenous communities? What is the importance of understanding the role of trauma in our communities in our news and feature stories?
Following a public talk, Connie will be joined by Ryan McMahon, creator, writer, and host of the Thunder Bay podcast, for a Q&A with the audience.
Connie Walker is an award-winning investigative reporter and host of the CBC News podcast, Missing & Murdered. In 2017, “Missing & Murdered: Who killed Alberta Williams?” won the RTDNA’s Adrienne Clarkson Award and was nominated for a Webby Award. Walker and colleagues at the CBC’s Indigenous Unit, won multiple awards including the 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists’ Don McGillivray investigative award, a Canadian Screen Award and the prestigious Hillman Award for its “Missing & Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls” interactive website.
Walker is from the Okanese First Nation, in Saskatchewan. She currently lives with her family in Toronto.
This talk is presented as part of the Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit