David McKie is an Ottawa-based adjunct journalism professor, data-journalism trainer and award-winning 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 and the University of King’s College. He is a trainer with the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors, who has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on the topics of access to information laws and privacy.

David will be working with National Observer’s investigative team.