Collective testimonials - New Canadian Media

Learn more about some of our members and why being part of the New Canadian Media Collective is important to them.

Tazeen Inam

“New Canadian Media Collective is a great platform for me as an individual as it exposed me to larger media organisations like the CBC and the National News Media Council. Being part of the Collective helped me develop connections with other members who are media experts in their own fields and come from diverse backgrounds. I have learned a lot from various NCM activities such as webinars, seminars and meet-ups. All this has allowed me to write engaging stories about Canadian immigrants for the larger Canadian society to better understand the issues immigrants face, and to help other immigrants find the right path in the settlement process.”

Tazeen Inam has more than 10 years of experience in broadcast journalism in Pakistan and currently works as an intake worker at a newcomer centre.


Judy Trinh

“New Canadian Media is an important outlet for immigrant journalists to tell their stories. Ongoing cuts to newsrooms are resulting in a reduction in the already small numbers of visible minority voices in journalism. New Canadian Media provides a platform to amplify ethnocultural issues and perspectives traditional newsrooms are neglecting because they no longer have immigrant voices from within drawing attention to these stories.”

Judy Trinh is a broadcast journalist who works for the CBC and writes freelance features for various publications such as Ottawa Magazine and the Toronto Star.


Shan QiaoShan Qiao

“New Canadian Media offers me the chance to publish stories focused on diversity and inclusion that I don’t have the opportunity to do in the mainstream media. It also helps me hone my journalism skills.”

Shan Qiao is a freelance photographer ( She previously worked at a daily newspaper and is passionate about writing.