MRU and Shaw Team Up On Community Podcast Initiative to Give Voice to Marginalized Communities

Mount Royal University is partnering with Shaw Communications Inc. to introduce a new podcasting initiative that will support and amplify community voices and stories.

Launching this fall, the Community Podcast Initiative (CPI) at Mount Royal’s School of Communication Studies is a first-of-its-kind program for a Canadian university that will see students and the community develop, produce and promote storytelling through podcasting focused on giving a voice to marginalized and underrepresented groups.

“Our initiative is focused on amplifying voices from underrepresented groups,” said Meg Wilcox, a journalism professor and one of the program’s co-leads. “And to do that, we plan to collaborate with people to find authentic and inclusive ways to share stories you aren’t hearing in traditional media. We are grateful to Shaw for its support of this vital project.”

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