About Us

The Logic was founded in 2018 to help build the future of the innovation economy by providing in-depth reporting on the organizations, policies and people driving transformational change. Everything we do is underscored by our commitment to making Canada a better place to live and work—by sparking important conversations about what the country wants to be.

At The Logic, we believe the best days of journalism are ahead of us, with readers at our core.

We are an independent, non-partisan, for-profit news organization. Our investors come from across the political spectrum and have no influence on our coverage. You can read more about our editorial independence and disclosures here

The Team

We are committed to providing intelligent, nuanced and insightful journalism. We report with compassion, fairness and facts. We aren’t out to score cheap shots or take snarky jabs. Our community deserves better. We treat our readers the way we all deserve to be treated: with honesty, humility, a sense of humour and, most of all, with humanity.

If you have ideas on how we can work together, story tips or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.

David Skok

David Skok

CEO & Editor-in-Chief

Before founding The Logic in 2018, David Skok was the associate editor and head of editorial strategy at the Toronto Star. He has also served as the managing editor and vice-president of digital for the Boston Globe, and as the co-creator and director of digital for Global News. David is a leading thinker on digital transformation who co-published a seminal paper on disruption in the news industry with the Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen. David sits on the advisory board for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism.

Jenna Zuschlag Misener

Chief Operating Officer

Jenna Zuschlag Misener comes to The Logic from the worlds of media and non-profit management. She previously served as executive director of the Banff Forum and the Juno Beach Centre, and was a key member of the programming team at History Television and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. In her spare time, Jenna produces “Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids,” an award-winning podcast and live-event series. She lives in Toronto.

Jordan Timm

Managing Editor

Jordan Timm joined The Logic from the National Post, where he spent nearly four years as executive producer, news. He previously served as city editor at the Ottawa Citizen and managing editor at Canadian Business

April Fong

Deputy Managing Editor

April Fong joined The Logic from BNN Bloomberg, where, as senior digital producer, she oversaw the editorial content of its digital platforms. Prior to that, she worked as a digital producer at the Financial Post, where among other things she helped turn FP Tech Desk into one of the Post’s most popular verticals.  She also spent four years in Shanghai as an editor for China Economic Review and Talk Magazine

Anita Balakrishnan

Reporter

Anita Balakrishnan covers electric and autonomous vehicles. Her beat encompasses the transformation of legacy automakers and auto-parts manufacturers as well as labour, EV infrastructure, IP and the supply chain. She has been a business reporter and editor at The Canadian Press and at Thomson Reuters’ Law Times, and was a tech and business reporter for CNBC.com. She is based in Toronto.

Claire Brownell

Reporter

Claire Brownell covers digital currencies and cleantech, with a focus on data-driven journalism and investigations. She was previously associate editor of reports and rankings at Maclean’s, and an award-winning tech reporter and feature writer at the Financial Post.

Murad Hemmadi

Reporter

Murad Hemmadi is The Logic’s Ottawa correspondent, covering business and innovation policy, as well as companies including Shopify. Before joining The Logic, he covered politics and wrote a daily newsletter for Maclean’s. He started his journalism career as a reporter at Canadian Business, covering the technology sector, entrepreneurship and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Hanna Lee

Copy Editor

Hanna Lee oversees The Logic’s fact-checking and copy editing. She also coordinates its visuals, including commissioning freelance photography and illustration. A graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, she has worked with The Walrus and This Magazine, as well as REEL CANADA, a Toronto-based film non-profit.

Catherine McIntyre

Reporter

Catherine McIntyre is currently based in Halifax, and covers ESG investing, the innovation ecosystem and labour issues in the innovation economy. Prior to joining The Logic, she worked for Maclean’s and Canadian Business. In 2020 she won a Best in Business Award from the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for her breaking news coverage of Sidewalk Labs, and was named Best New Writer at the 2014 National Magazine Awards for her investigation into cancer clusters in New Brunswick industrial towns. 

Caroline Mercer

Audience Engagement Editor

Caroline Mercer is an audience engagement editor, writer and researcher who enjoys working with data. She has written for CMAJ News and Yale Medicine Magazine, and worked at Gale, a digital marketing firm, where she was a copywriter for clients including BMW and SodaStream. She holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University. 

Martin Patriquin

Reporter

Martin Patriquin is The Logic’s Montreal correspondent, covering the province’s innovation economy and the transformation of its legacy businesses, and writing The Logic’s biweekly Quebec Ink column. He was previously Quebec bureau chief for Maclean’s. A National Magazine Award winner, he has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Walrus, Vice, BuzzFeed and The Globe and Mail, and is a regular panelist on CBC’s Power & Politics.

Amanda Roth

Subscriber Success Manager

Amanda Roth won a 2020 Best in Business Award from the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for her breaking news coverage of Sidewalk Labs. Before joining The Logic, she worked as the editorial coordinator for Vice Canada’s national newsroom. She began her career at OpenCanada.org, the Canadian International Council website, and worked on communications, marketing and community outreach for the Toronto Environmental Alliance. 

Aleksandra Sagan

Reporter

Aleksandra Sagan is The Logic’s Vancouver correspondent. She spent more than four years as a business reporter at The Canadian Press, where she covered technology, retail and food and agriculture. She’s broken news about the relaunch of Carrot Rewards, has covered the deployment of technology in the Canadian grocery wars, and has reported on Big Tech’s expanding Vancouver footprint. She was previously a senior writer at CBC. In 2018 she was the co-recipient of the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship, which saw her and a Canadian Press colleague travel to India and South Africa to report on antimicrobial resistance. Their six-part series on superbugs won the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Don McGillivray Award for best investigative piece.

Sarmishta Subramanian

Consulting Editor

Sarmishta Subramanian is consulting editor at The Logic and an editor-at-large at Maclean’s. She was previously editor-in-chief of the Literary Review of Canada, a founding editor of The Walrus, and a senior-level editor at the National Post, Saturday Night, the Toronto Star and Maclean’s. Her writing has appeared in many of those publications, and she was the editor of Best Canadian Essays 2020. She is also host and co-producer of The Power of One podcast, and has produced award-winning radio documentaries for CBC’s The Sunday Edition.

Jon Victor

Reporter

Jon Victor covers fintech, banking and payments, including public companies like Lightspeed and Nuvei. His beat encompasses how Canada’s financial institutions are innovating, the emergence of new players in the space and the shaping of the rules that govern the country’s financial sector. He was previously a business reporter for The Canadian Press, and before that covered cryptocurrency for The Information. He is based in Montreal.