The National NewsMedia Council welcomes two new directors

The National NewsMedia Council (NNC) is pleased to welcome two outstanding journalists to its board of directors, Janice Neil and Natasha Hassan. 

Janice Neil, the chair of the Ryerson School of Journalism joins the NNC and will serve as academic director. After joining the faculty at Ryerson in 2007, Neil has served as Editor-in-Chief of J-Source.ca a national website providing information, commentary and resources on the Canadian journalism industry. Her earlier professional journalism career included working as the senior producer of CBC Radio 1’s Metro Morning, TVOntario’s Studio 2 and as a reporter for CBC in London (UK), Toronto and Regina. She was also a member of the journalism faculty at Carleton University. 

Natasha Hassan joins the NNC as an industry director representing the Globe and Mail. Hassan has been a journalist for 28 years, working for the Financial Post, National Post and The Globe and Mail respectively. She has been an editorial writer, comment editor and business editor. She is currently the Opinion editor of the Globe, overseeing staff columnists and freelance contributors, as well as the 12-page Saturday Opinion section.

Both directors were confirmed at a full meeting of the Council, held last week in Toronto.