Linda Solomon Wood founded Canada's National Observer in 2015 with the mission of putting climate change front and centre in Canada. CNO's team of climate experts and journalists have done just that, highlighting the economic, human rights and public health impacts of global warming, while celebrating innovation and solutions.
Karyn Pugliese is Executive Editor of Canada's National Observer and a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation in Ontario. She was Managing Editor of Investigations at CBC and, previously, the Executive Director of News and Current Affairs at the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Karyn has worked at ichannel, CBC, Vision tv and has worked as the communications director of the Assembly of First Nations.
She was chosen for the twenty-fifth Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.
She has served as the President of the Canadian Association of Journalists and was on the CAJ Ethics Committee. She is also on the board of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
Karyn’s awards are numerous and include:
The Gordon Sinclair Award for distinguished achievement in journalism
Hyman Solomon Award for Public Policy Journalism
Elias Boudinot Free Press Award of the Native American Journalists Association
Canadian Association of Journalists Charles Bury Award for her leadership supporting journalists and fighting for media rights
Three pieces she wrote for CNO are currently finalists in the National Newspaper Awards ‘best column’ category.
Adrienne has been working as a journalist for more than 25 years, first in Alberta where she covered courts and the environment at small newspapers and civic and provincial politics at the Edmonton Journal. She moved to B.C. in the late 1990s to join The Province as an investigative reporter covering the immigration beat. In 2001, she joined the Vancouver Sun as assignment editor. She then became city editor where she helped transform the newspaper to a digital publication. She served as deputy editor from 2012 until 2017, overseeing the investigative team and political reporters. Most recently, Adrienne has worked as a freelancer, filing frequently for The Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine and Pivot Magazine.
David McKie is an Ottawa-based, journalist, adjunct journalism professor, data-journalism trainer and author who spent 26 years honing his skills at the CBC where his award-winning work (the CAJ, IRE and Michener) influenced policies in areas such as the adverse reactions of prescription drugs and medical devices, as well as the RCMP’s use of Tasers. David teaches at the schools of journalism at Carleton University, the University of King’s College and Ryerson University. He has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on Canada's access-to-information and privacy laws, respectively.