Shiral Tobin

Shiral Tobin is the Director of Journalism and Programming for CBC British Columbia Current Affairs.  She’s produced BC’s top rated programs in private and public radio over the past 21 years. She was part of the team that produced CBC Vancouver’s first local  original content podcast Fault Lines in 2016, which explores in a timeline format what will unfold when a major earthquake strikes BC’s Lower mainland. That was followed in 2017 by 2050: Degrees of Change which takes the audience to British Columbia in the year 2050 to hear how climate change will impact daily life and what you can do about it. And this year her team produced SOLD! A hyper local podcast about housing affordability and explores how foreign investment in real estate divides community, class and culture.

Panel: Podcasting and/as Journalism

Is podcasting the new journalism? What challenges and new opportunities does this medium present to journalists seeking a wider audience? This panel of podcasting journalists will speak to their experiences of using podcasts to share breaking news, investigative, and long-form journalism.

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