English 3910 - Investigative writing
Well-known local CBC journalist Marie Wadden will teach Investigative Writing (English 3910) this fall in Slot 33 (Thursday nights). The course will explore writing writing for all media, and there will be opportunities to visit active newspaper, radio and television newsrooms.
Students who wish to take this course should submit a portfolio of their best investigative, journalistic or feature writing (four pieces is optimal) to:
If submitting by email attachment is not possible, please send your portfolio to English 3910, c/o Department of English, A-3026
A book based on the research she conducted for the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy is to be published by Douglas & McIntyre in the spring of 2008. Its working title is: "A is for Aboriginal; Canada's Endangered Peoples.
Wadden is the first Atkinson Fellow to come from a community east of Montreal. Her book Nitassinan: The Innu Struggle to Reclaim their Homeland won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction.
She has won a number of other honours including a National Journalism Award, and a Chris Award (from the Columbus Film and Video Festival) as well as several Radio Television News Directors Association awards and Atlantic Journalism Awards.