Media Moves

CBC’s Porter joins Carleton University

June 29, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Kate Porter

Kate Porter, a veteran Ottawa City Hall reporter for the CBC, is joining Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication on a one-year appointment to teach courses on broadcast journalism, civic engagement and the future of journalism in the face of misinformation.

Porter has worked at the CBC for more than 20 years, “and during that time the magic of turning on the mic in a sound booth or stepping in front of video camera never got old,” she said. Porter got her start in the industry as a ‘cub reporter’ on CBC Ottawa’s local afternoon radio show while studying journalism at Carleton University followed by summer placements at the CBC station in her Northern Ontario hometown of Thunder Bay.

For the past eight years, Porter has covered Ottawa City Hall.

Her reporting has been recognized with a number of awards for individual and team efforts, including for a data-driven series on the rise of acclaimed seats in Ontario municipal elections, and for a radio documentary about a teen athlete who suffered a concussion.

Prior to reporting from City Hall, Porter’s voice was heard regularly delivering radio newscasts and she also covered the arts beat.

“I’m excited to return to my alma mater to work with the next generation of journalists as they develop skills and enthusiasm of their own to seek out information and perspectives, and craft audio and video stories,” Porter said.

As an Instructor, Porter will teach audio and video journalism skills workshops for students in Carleton’s journalism program. She will also deliver a course on civic engagement in the Bachelor of Media Production and Design program, as well as an undergraduate course on how activists, imposters and innovators increasingly crowd in on journalism’s traditional role of delivering fair and reliable news.

Porter takes up her duties on July 1, at the beginning of the new academic year.

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