Journalism Advisory Group
Unifor represents several thousand unionized journalists across Canada in their employment relationship. Workplace issues frequently become professional issues. Unifor represents its journalist members in the workplace, but also advocates for journalists and journalism in the public sphere. For that reason, the Unifor Media Industry Executive turns to its members for input and advice on professional matters, beginning with our Journalism Advisory Group listed below.
Jim Rankin is a reporter-photographer at the Toronto Star. He specializes in investigations, features and data journalism. His work has been nominated for nine National Newspaper Awards and in 2002 he was part of a team involved in the Michener Award-winning investigative series into race, policing and crime in Toronto.
Kathy Brookes has been working as a radio and television journalist in Northwestern British Columbia for 30 years, the last 10 as producer/anchor of CFTK-TV’s evening newscast. During that time she has reported on everything from emerging First Nations issues and resource development conflicts to municipal politics and the arts. She is keenly aware of the importance of good journalism, not just at the provincial and national level, but also for regions and smaller communities across the country.
Stéphane Giroux has been at CTV News Montreal since 1994 and has worked for more than 30 years in Québec media in both French and English. During his career, he has covered some of Quebec's most high-profile criminal cases, including the two-year-long Charboneau Commission on corruption in the province. Stéphane is also the past president of the Québec federation of professional journalists (FPJQ).