Faculty, staff, and board

Current instructors

Peter Klein (Program Director/Executive Producer) is the director of the Global Reporting Program and an associate professor and former director of the UBC School of Journalism. He was a producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs, including Frontline, Nightline, 20/20 and 48 Hours. He has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other newspapers. Peter has won 3 Emmys, 2 Sigma Delta Chis, numerous Edward R. Murrow, Online Journalism Award, Webby honors and several other top journalism awards.

Kathryn Gretsinger (Instructor/Senior Producer) is the lead instructor in the School of Journalism’s Integrated Journalism program. She also contributes to the International Reporting program and the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and has worked to develop her journalistic skills to reflect the technological change in the industry. She frequently guest hosts radio programs at CBC and continues to work with reporters, producers and editors to train journalists in audio storytelling techniques. Kathryn is a winner of UBC’s renowned Killam Teaching Prize.

Britney Dennison (Multimedia Producer) is the deputy director of the Global Reporting Centre and a multimedia producer for the Global Reporting Program. Her work at the GRC has won numerous awards, including several Edward R. Murrow awards, an Online Journalism award and a Canadian Association of Journalists award. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, The Tyee, NBC News, CTV, and Al Jazeera.

Upcoming guest speakers

  • TBA

Past instructors

  • Dan McKinney, University of British Columbia
  • Bathseba Opini, University of British Columbia
  • Simon Donnor, University of British Columbia
  • Jiawen Zheng, Nanjing University
  • Kwabena Koranteng, Investigative journalist in Uganda
  • Wen Nainan, Nanjing University
  • Maria Paula Martinez Concha, Universidad de los Andes
  • Claire Ward, Vice News
  • Videsh Kapoor, University of British Columbia
  • Shayla Harris, Documentary filmmaker
  • Sarah Carter, CBS News
  • Trisha Doyle, Investigative journalist
  • Farah Nosh, Award-winning photojournalist
  • Saranaz Barforoush, University of British Columbia
  • Fred Kakooza, Makerere University
  • Dave Rummel, University of British Columbia
  • Kim Frank, Video editor
  • Sebastián Salamanca, Colombian lawyer and journalist
  • Meera Krishnamoorthy, Citizen Matters
  • Taylor Owen, University of British Columbia
  • Peter Herford, Shantou University
  • Patrick Pennefather, Centre for Digital Media
  • Alexander Altunyan, The International University in Moscow

Advisory board

  • Alison Lawton (Honourary Chair)
  • Nicole Barrett
  • Philippe le Billon
  • Videsh Kapoor
  • Stuart Sutton-Jones
  • Chris Tenove