The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome three post-secondary students to the organization for the Winter 2021 internship. These students will be working with the CAJ's board of directors, as well as other journalists, on a variety of projects including the CAJ's newsroom diversity survey, awards programming, and press-freedom advocacy:

Nadia Trudel

I’m a first-year student at Concordia University double majoring in Journalism and Creative Writing. I’m currently a staff writer at The Concordian and the host and producer of a weekly radio show called Seoul Sister on CJLO1690am. I write a lot about culture and social justice, often with an intersectional, historical, or philosophical perspective. Outside of journalism, I submit work to literary journals and competitions, and I have a background in theatre as a playwright and actor. In my spare time, I love reading classic literature, though I’ve recently been on a bit of a Carl Jung kick, and I try to improve my Spanish and learn some Korean. I'm really looking forward to working with the CAJ team this semester!

Matias Brunet-Kirk

I'm now in my final semester of the Graduate Diploma in Journalism at Concordia University and will be joining the CAJ team as an intern this winter. I am currently working as a freelance journalist and video editor in Montreal, with a byline in The Concordian and credits on multiple commercial video projects. I am a seasoned media professional specializing in audio-visual production, with an array of experience in setting up new media properties. In the past, I worked with Le Délit at McGill University and also co-founded Index Media, where I helped set up the processes necessary to regularly produce and publish multimedia content. With a BA in Political Science and a global upbringing, I love anything to do with international events and global politics. I am really looking forward to joining the CAJ team, to both actively contribute to exciting new projects and to learn from some of Canada’s best journalists! 

Joe Bongiorno

I am a graduate journalism student at Concordia University as well as an English teacher. I have contributed to news publications including The National Observer, CBC, and The Montreal Gazette, Ricochet Media, and CJAD. When not chasing leads, I can be found at my desk reading a paperback or plotting my next novel. My short stories can be found in literary journals including Geist, Canadian Notes & Queries, Event, Broken Pencil, Freefall and The Antigonish Review. I'm thrilled to work with CAJ this winter.

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