Alex de Boer

Alex de Boer is a documentarian and journalist interested in the craft of nonfiction storytelling. Her work focuses on local politics, history and community-building, as well as drug policy and the war on drugs. Alex works as a radio producer for Cited Media Productions, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Many current events podcasts are structured with narrative framework in mind, and employ strategies used by fiction podcasts to tell real life stories. How do they pull it off? What roadblocks arise? And when do the lines of journalism become blurred?