In an oversaturated podcast landscape, the strongest connections are made with authentic voices. In this episode, the CPI presents a workshop hosted by Media Girlfriends, an award winning podcast production company based out of Toronto.
The three co-founders of Media Girlfriends— Garvia Bailey, Hannah Sung, and Nana aba Duncan — created this workshop to help podcasters gain a better understanding of their own voice as a storyteller, as well as how to feel more confident in front of a microphone.
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Garvia Bailey is an award-winning journalist and co-founder of the award winning podcast production company Media Girlfriends, which aims to amplify underrepresented voices in media. Garvia has a career in media spanning close to two-decades as a producer, host and columnist for the CBC and JazzFM. Garvia is the recipient of the 2019 RTNDA award for opinion writing and a 2017 Silver Medalist at the New York Radio Awards. Garvia’s work is centered on inclusion, care and excellence in journalism.
Hannah Sung is an award-winning journalist and co-founder of the award winning podcast production company Media Girlfriends. Previously, she worked at the Globe and Mail, MuchMusic, TVO and was the Asper Fellow in Journalism at University of Western Ontario in 2020. She is the creator of At The End Of the Day, a weekly newsletter and podcast with a people-first perspective on the news. She lives with her partner, two children and a hamster in Toronto, Canada.
Nana aba Duncan
Nana aba is an award-winning journalist and co-founder of the award winning podcast production company Media Girlfriends. Nana aba started Media Girlfriends as a podcast. For 15 years, was a host and producer at CBC Radio, with her last position being the host of Fresh Air, a weekend morning show. Currently, Nana aba Duncan is an associate professor and the inaugural Carty Chair in Journalism, Diversity and Inclusion at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communications. Her research is focused on launching the Mary Ann Shadd Cary Centre for Journalism and Belonging, a centre which advocates, supports and participates in inclusive and belonging-focused journalism in Canada.