My name is Trish Audette-Longo, and I’m a Canadian journalist and researcher based in Ottawa, Ont. 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, Resilience, Topia, 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.
Between 2012-2015, I held a Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowship at Concordia University, and between 2014-2017, I held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
In June 2017, I began working with National Observer as a Montreal-based editor and reporter. In 2018, I moved to Ottawa and joined National Observer‘s Ottawa newsroom as a freelance editor and reporter before becoming the news site’s director of engagement. In June, 2018, I took on the role of chief marketing officer, responsible for digital audience growth and engagement. Previously, I’ve worked as a reporter at The Edmonton Journal (2005-2012), The Standard in St. Catharines, Ont. (2003; 2004-2005), and the Vancouver Island News Group in Victoria, B.C. (2002). My writing has appeared in a cross-section of Postmedia publications, as well as J-Source, Alberta Views, and the Hill Times.
To find my way to professional journalism, I worked for the Creston Valley Advance when I was growing up in British Columbia’s East Kootenays, and at Carleton I volunteered for and later edited the national section of the independent student newspaper The Charlatan.
To see some of my best and worst photography, visit https://www.instagram.com/taudettel/