David McKie manages essays and opinion writing at Canada's National Observer. He is also the guiding force behind much of our data journalism and some of our key investigations. He is a highly valued member of our executive team.
As an award-winning author and journalist, he 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.
He is the 2020 co-recipient of Canadian Association of Journalism Charles Bury award for outstanding contributions to Canadian journalism (his second Bury award).
David teaches at the schools of journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University, Carleton University and the University of King’s College. He is a trainer with the Canadian Association of Journalists, and a judge for the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting's prestigious Philip Meyer Award. He has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on access to information laws and privacy and data journalism.