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PressProgress is Hosting a Launch Event on Zoom to Unveil Our New Columnists Who Will Write Explainers

PressProgress is launching a new explanatory journalism section written by smart and experienced columnists

PressProgress, an award-winning non-profit news organization, is announcing the upcoming launch of a brand new section dedicated to explanatory journalism featuring explainers written by smart and experienced columnists.

Starting this month, PressProgress will begin publishing regular explainer columns that unpack the big ideas driving news cycles and explain how Canada really works in a way that is relatable to everyday audiences.

Explanatory journalism is an emerging genre of journalism focused on answering the important “how” and “why” questions that aren’t usually spelled out for readers in traditional reporting. It’s also distinct from opinion writing, which tends to express strong points-of-view or offer subjective “hot takes.”

We’re going to be something a little different.

Alongside PressProgress‘ day-to-day news and analysis, each column will focus on exploring one of five topics:

  • Power and democracy
  • Hate and human rights
  • Politics and strategy
  • Health and profits
  • Workers rights

To launch the new explanatory columnist section, PressProgress is hosting a live Zoom event on February 24 at 5:00 PM EST.

The PressProgress team will introduce our first cohort of columnists and explain the concept behind this exciting new addition to our award-winning journalism.

The event will also feature special guest Judd Legum, founder of the newsletter Popular Information and former Editor-in-Chief of the DC-based ThinkProgress, in conversation with PressProgress Editor Luke LeBrun about Legum’s work doing impactful accountability journalism.

We’ll be announcing our full list of columnists at a later date, but in the mean time, please click this link or sign up using the registration form below to join the live launch event:



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