Reporters share personal reflections on reporting experiences in Heliograph “Snapshots” hosted by Ryan McMahon

The Investigative Journalism Bureau is pleased to introduce Heliograph: Snapshots, short stories behind the reporting at the IJB. Hosted by our own Ryan McMahon, this offering is part of the Heliograph podcast series sharing the stories behind the stories of some of the world’s greatest investigative reporting.

In this episode, IJB director, Robert Cribb of the Toronto Star, delves into the complex world of medical assistance in dying, (MAID). He reflects on the ethical challenges and emotional impact of reporting on end-of-life issues while also examining the role of investigative journalism in shaping our understanding of life and death. Additionally, he explores what the groundbreaking data unearthed by the IJB tells us about Canada’s role in the larger conversation about MAID.

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