Faculty

Andy Clarke

Andy’s focus is on radio/audio in the journalism program at Loyalist. He began his journalism career in campus radio in Ottawa. Over the course of his career he’s worked in radio and print and done some television work as well. He ended his more than 15 year career at CBC Ottawa working on special projects for the CBC Ottawa website.  For much of his time at CBC Ottawa, he ran the newsroom – first for CBC Radio Ottawa, and then when radio, television and online joined forces in the same building – the CBC Ottawa integrated newsroom. aclarke@loyalistc.on.ca

Marisa Dragani

Marisa is a former national correspondent for CBC News based in Manitoba. She opened one of the northernmost TV bureaus in the world in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Marisa has worked as a television reporter in Calgary, Regina, Toronto and Winnipeg. She is interested in investigative journalism with expertise in television journalism and online video.

Marisa teaches courses the television component of Newsroom 1, Newsroom 2 and Reporting & Writing 2, along with the Advanced Newsroom and Publication Project, where she is responsible for the third-year TV Stream. She oversees the television component of the Integrated Newsroom. mdragani@Loyalistc.on.ca

Robert Washburn

Robert has nearly 30  years experience working with new and emerging technology in journalism. He was coordinator of the post graduate E-journalism program at Loyalist for 10 years before it was amalgamated with the JOPB program. His expertise is in online journalism, digital storytelling, social media and data journalism. Robert is currently the innovation editor for J-Source.ca and directs the Canadian Hyperlocal News Project.

Currently, Robert is a columnist for a local newspaper. He has worked as a print reporter in Halifax, Toronto and Cobourg. As well, he worked as an assistant managing editor at a business magazine. He was a freelance correspondent for Ontario morning for 10 years. He is a published academic and has presented at workshops and conferences across Canada.

Robert teaches, Reporting and Writing 1, 2, and 3, E-journalism, Multimedia Design and Production 2, the Newsroom, Advanced Newsroom and Publication Project, and Freelance and Business Practice.He is a program coordinator for the Trent-Loyalist Program. rwashburn@loyalistc.on.ca

Katherine Sedgwick

Katherine SedgwickKatherine is the former Deputy Editor of the Montreal Gazette. Prior to that she served as Assistant Managing Editor and City Editor of The Gazette. She has also worked as an editor at The Globe and Mail, the Kingston Whig-Standard, and the Port Hope (Ont.) Evening Guide, where she was part of a three-member team that won the first National Newspaper Award for local reporting, in 1997. ksedgwick@loyalistc.on.ca

 

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