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 CURRENTS 2012 :: June 10-12, 2012

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Philip Saunders, MA
Principal, Narrative Devices Communications
Associate Faculty and Researcher, Royal Roads University

I am an award-winning journalist having written and edited local and national newspapers, magazines and websites, produced film documentaries for Westwind Pictures, BRAVO! and Rogers Community Television. While working for CBC news and afterward, I produced radio items that were syndicated by the national network. My experience has meant sitting in just about every chair in a typical Canadian newsroom and thus I have a pretty good idea about what journalists might be thinking when putting a story together. I earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 1999 and a graduate certificate in Professional Communication Management at Royal Roads University in 2010. In addition to being the primary media contact for Royal Roads from 2004 to 2011, I have and continue to be an instructor in the School of Communication and Culture where I get as much as I give with the students there.

In 2012, I have a chapter coming out in a collection called Popularizing Research, edited by Phillip Vaninni for Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. The Chapter, entitled Reaching Mainstream Audiences: Media Tips for Academics and the Challenge of Storytelling, is aimed at helping academics better craft stories about their research for mainstream media audiences. My work includes being an avid participating member of CPRS-Vancouver Island since 2005 and serving two terms as membership chair on the board of that chapter.

Workshop: Communicating to a Brave, New, Fragmented World

Evening Event: Facilitating Stories by First Nations Communities