My name is Trish Audette-Longo, and I teach digital journalism and reporting at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

I hold a PhD in Communication Studies from Concordia University (2018), an MSc in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2011) and a Bachelor of Journalism and Minor in History from Carleton University (2004).

My academic work has appeared in the International Journal of Communication, ResilienceTopia, Development in Practice, and the Canadian Journal of Communication. Broadly, I ask questions about the kinds of stories we tell ourselves about oil, energy, and natural resource extraction in Canada and around the world. My research focuses on media and alternative media practices, including how First Nations and Métis communities create and negotiate media in connection to Canada’s oil sands and proposed pipelines.

I am also interested in alternative media and emerging avenues for funding journalism.

My journalism career has included reporting, editing and directing engagement and marketing at National Observer (2017-2018), covering crime, politics and the environment at the Edmonton Journal (2005-2012), covering the education beat at The Standard in St. Catharines, Ont. (2003; 2004-2005), and taking on general assignments for the Vancouver Island News Group in Victoria, B.C. (2002). My byline has appeared in a cross-section of Postmedia publications, as well as J-SourceAlberta Views, Toronto Star and the Hill Times

Growing up in British Columbia’s East Kootenays, I always wanted to be a journalist. I spent a lot of time pitching stories to and writing for the Creston Valley Advance. When I went to university, I volunteered for Carleton’s independent student newspaper The Charlatan, where I was later national editor.

To see some of my best and worst photography, visit

Find me on Twitter or Academia.


Photo by Alex Tétreault

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