Ottawa Citizen city hall reporter to research intersection between journalism and trauma

Matthew Pearson, a city hall reporter with the Ottawa Citizen, is taking a break from daily reporting to begin his Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education.

Pearson won the award last year for his proposal to develop a teaching module for journalism instructors and online portal for newsrooms across Canada to help students and working journalists better understand trauma and its impacts.

He will be on leave conducting his research at Carleton University until May 2018.