Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

27sep3:30 pm4:15 pmVirtual EventThe Future of Media and The Public InterestDavid McKie, Kasia Mychajlowycz, Anya-Milana Sulaver, Moderator: Hamutal Dotan3:30 pm - 4:15 pm EST

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Public discourse in 2020 can seem like a wasteland of half-truths, dubious assertions, and outright falsehoods. How have media organizations and journalists responded? What can they do to provide the depth and breadth of understanding that is required for Canadian democracy to persist and thrive? Award-winning journalist David McKie of Canada’s National Observer, Canadaland senior producer Kasia Mychajlowycz, and publisher Anya-Milana Sulaver of Peeps Magazine take stock.

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Anya-Milana Sulaver

Anya-Milana’s career spans three decades featuring work as a documentary producer, filmmaker and cultural analyst. Peeps is the culmination of A-M’s professional and academic work, allowing her to put cultural theory into practice with her team to share ethically produced, engaging stories about people around the world.

David McKie

David McKie is an Ottawa-based, award-winning journalist who spent 26 years honing his skills at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an investigative producer. He is now the National Observer’s deputy managing editor. David teaches at the schools of journalism at Carleton University, the University of King’s College, and Ryerson University, and has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on freedom-of-information laws and privacy, respectively.

In addition to teaching, he is a data-journalism trainer who has conducted workshops for the Canadian Association of Journalists, the U.S.-based National Institute for Computer- Assisted Reporting, the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations. David also continues to offer data-journalism training at the CBC.

He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Journalism degree from

Hamutal Dotan

Prior to joining The Walrus as senior editor, Hamutal Dotan edited long-form features for the Globe and Mail, commented on politics for the CBC, and led an online magazine to become the first to win a National Magazine Award without ever having issued a print edition.

Kasia Mychajlowycz

Kasia Mychajlowycz is an audio journalist, the host of Cool Mules, and senior producer of CANADALAND.


Cool Mules

Cool Mules is a six-part podcast series, hosted by Kasia Mychajlowycz, investigating the cocaine-smuggling ring inside Vice Media.

Peeps Magazine

Peeps Magazine, recently relaunched as an online publication, brings readers deeply researched stories about people and cultures around the world. Our stories are written by researchers who have spent months, even years, conducting participant observation and interviews with the communities they write about. Their work is published with world-class photojournalism and design to produce a lush reading experienced offering empathetic and nuanced pieces that put context and culture ahead of events.


(Sunday) 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm EST