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Nana aba




🧑🏿‍🏫 Associate Professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism 👸🏿 Carty Chair of Journalism, Diversity and Inclusion Studies ABOUT ME 🎧 Executive director of a podcast production company 🎤 15+ years as a radio/podcast host and producer, mostly at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) 🇨🇦 Ghanaian-Canadian 🇬🇭, Black, she/her 🗣 Pronounced “nuhNAAAHbuh” (all one word) PREVIOUSLY 💻 William Southam Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto's Massey College, studying the experiences of racialized leaders in newsrooms. BOARD MEMBER 🎯 Victoria University College at University of Toronto 🎯 Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression MEDIA GIRLFRIENDS I launched Media Girlfriends as a podcast in 2016 looking behind the scenes of women working in journalism. We are a podcast production company led by women who are Black & POC which honours, respects and centres historically misrepresented voices, through excellent journalism and storytelling done with care. We aim for joyful creativity. With co-owners Garvia Bailey & Hannah Sung, and a team of excellent audio professionals, Media Girlfriends is currently producing a Black history podcast and video series with Historica Canada. Media Girlfriends is also a peer support network & annual $30K student scholarship. We support women, non-binary & trans journalists, and invite everyone. We’re focused on more perspectives in Canadian media, particularly those by Black, Indigenous and other people of colour. We offer: 🎙 Podcast & video production ✍🏿 Seminars on podcasting & storytelling 📖 Sensitivity reads on scripts 👩🏾‍🎓 Annual $10K student scholarships (x3) 📣 Informal peer mentorship & support 🎪 Events LOOKING FOR 🎯 Excellent audio editors for Media Girlfriends projects 🎯 Racialized editorial leaders for research 🎯 Women/non-binary/trans journalists 🎯 Racialized journalists AFFILIATIONS ♣️ Founding Co-chair of DiversifyCBC ♣️ Canadian Association of Black Journalists ♣️ Poynter Women Leaders ♣️ Canadian Journalists of Colour ♣️ Journalists of Color Slack ♣️ National Association of Black Journalists LOCATIONS 🇨🇦 Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 🇬🇭 Born at Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana EMAIL Academic 📩[email protected] Business 📩[email protected] Personal 📩 [email protected] LINKS 🔗 🔗 🔗