My name is Trish Audette-Longo, and I’m a Canadian journalist finishing a PhD in the Joint Doctorate in Communication program at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. I research how First Nations and Métis communities create and negotiate media in connection to Canada’s oil sands and proposed pipelines, and I ask questions about the stories we tell ourselves about oil and natural resource extraction.
Between 2012-2015, my research was supported by the 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).
This website is designed as a showcase for some of my journalism and academic work, but it is not associated with any current or former employers.
I worked at The Edmonton Journal from 2005 through 2012, most recently as an environment reporter. My writing has appeared in a cross-section of Postmedia publications, and J-Source, Alberta Views, and the Hill Times.
My academic work has appeared in the International Journal of Communication, Topia and the Canadian Journal of Communication. I am also an executive committee member of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada.
I hold an MSc in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2011). My dissertation examined how Inuit voices are represented in English-language Canadian press coverage of climate change. While studying at LSE, I was a web editor for the journalism think tank Polis.
I also hold a Bachelor of Journalism and Minor in History from Carleton University (2004).
I began my newspaper career at the Vancouver Island News Group in Victoria, B.C., as a summer intern in 2002. In 2003, I took a summer internship at The Standard in St. Catharines, Ont., and then was hired as an education reporter (2004-2005). I joined the Journal as a summer intern in 2005 before being assigned to the paper’s crime desk. From 2008 through 2010, I covered Alberta provincial politics from the paper’s Legislature bureau and co-authored the popular political blog Capital Notebook.
To find my way to professional journalism, I worked for the Creston Valley Advance when I was growing up in British Columbia’s Interior, and at Carleton I volunteered for the independent student newspaper The Charlatan. In 2002-2003, I edited The Charlatan‘s national section.