(Last updated: May 19, 2013)
Fabiola Carletti works at CBC’s Toronto headquarters, where she writes for CBCNews.ca. For the past few months she has filled in for the CBC Community team’s full-time producer, who is presently on maternity leave.
The position involves everything from chasing guests and producing CBC Live Online (Canada’s only weekly webcam current affairs show with a national focus) to spearheading collaborative projects with other units and shows. She writes fresh online content every day — bringing interesting ideas from pitch to post — while building relationships with readers and juggling a wide array of micro-tasks.
In 2011, Fabiola was one of eight young journalists chosen for the prestigious summer-long Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship. As a Donaldson scholar, Fabiola worked for the Toronto regional news team, the CBCNews.ca staff, the arts content unit and the news network cable station.
In the spring of 2011, she graduated from the master’s program at the UBC School of Journalism in Vancouver, Canada. She earned several distinctions while at UBC, including the James L. and Donald A. Duncan Fellowship, the Helen Badenoch Scholarship, and the Stephen J.A. Ward Prize in Journalism Ethics.
While working on her graduate degree, Fabiola also completed a work/study program at the Globe and Mail’s B.C. bureau., and worked as the sole teaching assistant for her school’s undergraduate New Media & Society course. In the summer of 2010, she completed a 4-month internship at The Toronto Star, where she covered breaking news from the newspaper’s radio room.
Before graduate school, she studied Professional Writing and Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. In 2009, she graduated with the highest distinction (summa cum laude) having earned an honours double major and several awards and scholarships along the way.
Her digital footprints are all over the internet, but you can learn more about her by reading her resume, or following her twitter feed. She can be reached by email at: ef (dot) carletti (at) gmail (dot) com.
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