Featured journalist: Paula Todd

Today we are pleased to profile Paula Todd, a freelance investigative journalist, best-selling non-fiction author and professor of broadcast and digital media. Todd is also a lawyer and a frequent speaker on digital behavior and influence, journalism, literacy and freedom of the press. She has hosted/reported for Canada’s major television networks, and written for Canada’s largest newspapers and magazinesm and in 2012, she wrote the first e-book to break news in Canada by describing how she tracked down a serial child killer and discovered a mother of three. Todd got her start, however, as a reporter at The Toronto Star and got into the business because she "[c]ouldn't help it! Love investigation, writing, broadcast, engaging with people, finding another angle, truth." As for what it means to be a journalist, Todd writes, "Following a calling to offer up as much information on both sides of our issues in the hope of making people understand each other more." Check out her latest work in her Muck Rack portfolio, which includes a recent open letter titled "Why the Internet Needs Zelda Williams" (59 shares).

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