Meg Wilcox is an associate professor with the Journalism and Digital Media program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and co-director of the school’s new Community Podcast Initiative. Her podcasting work has won regional, national and international awards, and in 2020 she was one of Avenue Calgary’s 40 under 40 for her work in media education.
Meg’s passion is for long-form narrative storytelling — particularly podcasting. Currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Glasgow, Meg’s research looks at ways where podcasting and new forms of digital storytelling can help underserved communities and individuals tell their stories in ways that reflect their communities, their values, and their lived experience.
Before joining MRU, Meg spent nearly a decade travelling the country as a reporter, producer, and host (CBC, iPolitics, CTV, Banff Centre Radio, CKUA). Her first book, The New Journalist’s Guide to Freelancing, is out now through Broadview Press.
If you’re interested in an interview, want to get in touch about a project, or learn more about the Community Podcast Initiative, feel free to send an email! mwilcox (at) mtroyal (dot) ca.