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Cecil Rosner

Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications


Cecil Rosner Title: Adjunct Professor
Office: TBA
Building: TBA
Phone: TBA
Email: c.rosner@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Cecil Rosner has been a professional journalist in Canada for more than four decades, concentrating for most of that time on reporting and supervising investigative journalism projects. He has taught the principles of investigative journalism widely, and is the author of the definitive history of the genre in Canada – Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada, published by Oxford University Press. He was with the CBC for 31 years, and his last position was as executive producer of The Fifth Estate, CBC's flagship investigative journalism program. For 13 years he served as managing editor of CBC Manitoba, overseeing all editorial content on radio, television and online.

Cecil’s work has been recognized in many ways over the years. He has won Michener and Gemini Awards for his journalism, medals from the New York and Columbus Film Festivals, along with many others. In 2019 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by RTDNA Canada, the Radio, Television and Digital News Association. He has taught the principles of investigative journalism in seminars and workshops across Canada and abroad for the last 25 years, and has taught a course in Investigative Journalism at the University of Winnipeg since 2005. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Manitoba, and an MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He is also the co-author of When Justice Fails: The David Milgaard Story (McClelland and Stewart), which chronicled the story of a man who spent 23 years in jail after being wrongly convicted of murder.

He was one of the main organizers of a major international conference on investigative journalism in Canada, held at the University of Winnipeg in June 2014,  called: Holding Power to Account: Investigative Journalism, Democracy and Human Rights. More than 70 speakers from around the world took part, with 325 people in attendance from 15 countries.

Courses:

RHET-3330 Investigative Journalism