Alex de Boer

Alex de Boer is a journalist and nonfiction storyteller based in Vancouver. Alex is the Podcast Coordinator at CiTR 101.9FM where she heads the station's Spoken Word Department. Alex is the lead producer of the weekly radio news program, Democracy Watch and the Vancouver municipal election podcast, Seeking Office. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and a Master’s of Journalism from the University of British Columbia. She is the 2016 recipient of the Gwyn and Alieen Gunn Scholarship in Journalism and the 2017 winner of the Norman Lidster Prize in Documentary Filmmaking. This June, Alex and two colleagues won "Best in News Programming" at the National Community Radio Awards for their radio piece, "The Controversy Over Temporary Modular Housing in Marpole." Alex received an honourable mention for her audio documentary, "Lhamo & the Princess" at the same National Community Radio Awards.

Seeking Office

2018 has been deemed a “change election.” With new political parties, an unprecedented number of independents, a fractured right and a divided left, meaningful media coverage is more essential than ever. Seeking Office updates listeners on Vancouver’s complicated political landscape through accessible and engaging storytelling.

Seeking Office provides a mix of interviews, expert analysis and narrative storytelling. It features the voices and insights of local reporters, experts, and political candidates such as Kennedy Stewart, Jean Swanson, Hector Bremner and many more.

Seeking Office is brought to you by CiTR 101.9FM’s News Collective and produced by Current Affairs Coordinator, Alex de Boer. It is supported by CiTR's Spoken Word Department and produced at the University of British Columbia, situated on the unceded, traditional Coast Salish territory of the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam peoples.

Panel: Politics and Podcasts

As newspapers cut back on reporting, podcasters are stepping up to cover City Hall. In the aftermath of the civic election, local political podcasters discuss their individual process as well as the challenges and opportunities for covering local politics via podcast.

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