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Hi, I’m Winston Sih! I’m a Toronto-based journalist, and having worked in newsrooms across Canada large and small, and having collaborated with some of the country’s main networks, I know that change is constant in media. I’m obsessed with media – the ins, outs, and behind the scenes of everything. Now, there’s also a lot of uncertainty about where local media is going. One thing I know for certain though is that local media is more important than ever before with all of the changes we’re seeing with streaming – leaving a big question mark on legacy newsrooms that serve places like TV and radio.
What happens to them? How do they sustain growth? I’m really passionate about this issue. I’ve spent the last year exploring these issues, and that is why I went on the quest to create this podcast: Staying Alive.
In this audio series, I will interview media experts, executives, and policy analysts, and we will discuss exactly how to keep local newsrooms alive and vibrant, supporting the diverse fabric of Canada. Listen to strategies that journalists, producers, and public policymakers of today can grow the business using emerging platforms, diversify voices, and most importantly, do so in a way that’s true to why journalism remains to be critical to democracy today.
Thanks for stopping by, have a listen, and I can’t wait for you to work your way through this series!