Brent Jolly
Brent JollyCAJ President; National Director; Toronto Chapter President
Brent Jolly is the president of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the managing director of the National NewsMedia Council of Canada. He has worked as a journalist with a variety of news outlets both as a writer and editor. He regularly wears too many hats.
Fatima Syed
Fatima SyedCAJ Vice-President; National Director
Fatima Syed is a reporter with The Narwhal’s Ontario bureau. She has worked for The Walrus, the Toronto Star, The Logic and National Observer. She is the recipient of the 2022 World Press Freedom Canada Award.
Cecil Rosner
Cecil RosnerCAJ Vice-President; National Director
Cecil Rosner is an investigative journalist, media trainer and adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg. He spent more than four decades in print and broadcast journalism. His writings include: When Justice Fails: the David Milgaard Story, and Behind the Headlines: a History of Investigative Journalism in Canada.
Paul Schneidereit
Paul SchneidereitCAJ Treasurer; Director-at-Large
Paul Schneidereit is a senior columnist with the enterprise unit at The Chronicle Herald (SaltWire Network), in Halifax. A Montreal native, Paul has been at the Herald for 39 years.

Paul has been on the national board of the CAJ since September 1997. He served as CAJ president from 2003 to 2007. He’s currently CAJ treasurer.

Zane Schwartz
Zane SchwartzCAJ Chair; BC Regional Director
Zane Schwartz is an award-winning investigative journalist and the editor-in-chief of the Investigative Journalism Foundation. He founded and leads the CAJ’s annual diversity survey, co-leads its mentorship program, and contributes to fights on press freedom issues like freeing jailed journalists.
Laurie Few
Laurie FewVice-Chair; National Director
Laurie Few is the Executive Producer of Digital at TVO. Formerly she held positions as Managing Editor at the National Observer, Director of Digital Content at CPAC, Executive Producer of Global New’s investigative current affairs show 16×9, and investigative Producer at CTV’s WFive. She started her career as a lawyer.
Paula Tran
Paula TranCommunity Manager; National Director
Paula Tran is a reporter and digital coordinator for Global Calgary and 770 CHQR. She is passionate about diversity in the journalism industry and wants to help young journalists find their potential in their careers. When she’s not working, you can find her at a bookstore, cooking, or watching a documentary on Netflix.
Karyn Pugliese
Karyn PugliesePast-President
Karyn (Pabàmàdiz) is the Executive Editor of Canada’s National Observer and formerly the Managing Editor of CBC’s Investigative Unit, and News Director at APTN. She is a citizen of the Pikwàkanagàn First Nation.

Regional Directors

Angel Moore
Angel MooreAtlantic Regional Director
Angel Moore is a video journalist with APTN National News for the Atlantic region of Turtle Island, including Labrador. Based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia) her community is the Peguis First Nation, MB.
Patti Sonntag
Patti SonntagQuebec Regional Director
Patti Sonntag is an investigative journalist working with several news organizations and journalism centres. As founder of the Institute for Investigative Journalism, she led large-scale collaborative investigations that changed laws and policies nationwide. Previously she served as managing editor in The New York Times’ News Services division.
Melissa Martin
Melissa MartinManitoba/Northwestern Ontario Regional Director
Melissa Martin is a writer and columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press. Even more than writing, she loves her colleagues and peers across the media industry.
Julie Sobowale
Julie SobowaleSaskatchewan Regional Director
Julie Sobowale is a freelance journalist and lawyer based in Regina. Her work has appeared in the Canadian Bar Association magazine, American Bar Association magazine, Halifax magazine, Progress Magazine, The Coast and Alberta Views magazine.
Jason Markusoff
Jason MarkusoffAlberta Regional Director
Jason Markusoff writes and edits at CBC Calgary. He’s reported in Alberta for nearly two decades, previously writing for Maclean’s, Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal. At CAJ, he’s most passionate about the CAJ Awards, the mentorship program and gathering with fellow journalists for hours and hours of shop talk.
Eva Holland
Eva HollandNorthern Regional Director
Eva Holland is the CAJ’s northern director, representing all three territories. A freelance journalist based in Whitehorse, Yukon, she is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and the author of Nerve: A Personal Journey Through the Science of Fear.

Chapter Directors

Anja Karadeglija
Anja KaradeglijaOttawa Chapter Director
Anja Karadeglija is a parliamentary reporter with the National Post, where she covers federal politics, with a special focus on internet regulation. Previously, she was editor of The Wire Report, an outlet from Hill Times Publishing. Anja has degrees in journalism and political science from Carleton University.
Jameson Berkow
Jameson BerkowToronto Chapter Director
Jameson Berkow is a business reporter for The Globe and Mail. He was previously an anchor for BNN Bloomberg (formerly the Business News Network) and a reporter for the Financial Post. Jameson got his start in journalism in 2007 as a fact-checker for Toronto Life magazine, where his first byline was for a story about two dogs getting married.


Monique Durette
Monique DuretteOperations Manager
Monique Durette brings 20+ years of finance, admin, & leadership experience to the CAJ, holding a BA in Political Science with a focus on Women, Gender, and Indigenous Studies. In her spare time, she can be found working on her acreage with her husband. She is also a homeschooling mom with many passions and interests.
Hannah Bing
Hannah BingDiversity Survey Officer
Hannah Bing comes to the CAJ with experience in journalism, a passion for data analysis and research. They hold a BJ(hons) in journalism and law and justice. She has written on topics that range from investigative, arts and news. In their spare time she can be found with her cat or listening to her extensive vinyl collection.


Poornima Francis
Poornima FrancisSpring/Summer 2023 Intern
Main Project: Diversity Survey

Ways to join the CAJ team

Opportunities to join the CAJ team come up at various times throughout the year. From volunteering on committees, applying for internship, or running for a board position, the CAJ is happy to hear from folks who want to bring their unique skills and experience to the team. Click on one of the areas of interest below to find out about any open opportunities.



Intake for our fall internship program is now closed. For more information about our internship program, please email us at admin@caj.ca.

Board member elections

Board member elections

All board of director positions are currently filled. Please check back later for any openings that arise throughout the year, or in the spring for our annual general election information.

For any questions about our elections process, see our bylaws section of our website, or email us at elections@caj.ca.



Are you interested in volunteering with the CAJ’s many committees? We are now accepting new committee members for fall and winter activities!

Volunteers must be members-in-good standing with the CAJ. Not a member? We can fix that!

For more information, please contact admin@caj.ca or complete our CAJ Volunteer Signup Form.