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.
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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
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 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. He is a member of the board of the Canadian chapter of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW).
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.
Charlie Gillis joined The Logic after 19 years at Maclean’s, where he was a national correspondent and, later, managing editor responsible for national coverage. He previously held writing positions with the National Post, the Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press and the Telegraph-Journal of New Brunswick. He is a past winner of National Magazine Awards and co-winner of a Canadian Association of Journalists Award.
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 covers digital currencies, 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.
Leah Golob covers fintech, banking and payments. Her beat encompasses innovation within Canada’s financial institutions, new players in the space and the shaping of rules that govern the financial sector. Leah was previously a freelance business journalist with bylines in The Canadian Press, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business and many others (including The Logic). At The Canadian Press, she wrote a weekly series on Gen Z/millennial money. Before launching her career as a freelancer, she was a reporter for Investment Executive, a publication for financial professionals. In 2022, she won first prize in the short article category at the Portfolio Management Association of Canada’s Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism and silver at SABEW Canada’s Best in Business Awards in the trade article category.
Jonathan Got is a general assignment reporter under The Logic’s one-year program for BIPOC journalists. He recently graduated from Carleton University’s Master of Journalism program where he was the recipient of the Harold A. Morrison Fellowship and Rogers Communications Award for Television Journalism. He also won the Project J Award in the agricultural journalism category. His writing has appeared in The Culture Trip, Medium, Capital Current and Ontario Farmer.
Murad Hemmadi is an Ottawa correspondent for The Logic, 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 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.
Armita comes to The Logic from Connection Silicon Valley. As their partnership & engagement manager, she helped connect Canadian entrepreneurs with USA-based venture funds and build an ecosystem where companies can thrive. In addition to securing partnerships, she launched networking events, chaired interviews, and created programs aimed at supporting underrepresented groups. Prior to that role, she worked as operations coordinator at OneEleven, an accelerator and co-working space. Before coming to Canada, Armita gained several years of experience in marketing. Having worked in Dubai, Tehran, and Seoul, she has a strong interest in thinking globally.
Catherine McIntyre 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.
Martin Patriquin is a Montreal correspondent for The Logic, 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.
David Reevely is an Ottawa correspondent for The Logic. He was most recently the news editor and then bureau chief for The Canadian Press in Ottawa, supervising coverage of all aspects of Canada’s federal government for the national wire service. Before that, he covered politics for the Ottawa Citizen as a reporter and columnist, focusing at different times on local affairs, the Ontario government and the place of the federal government in the capital.
Amanda Roth oversees customer experience and product at The Logic. She was awarded a Best in Business Award from the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2020 and a Canadian Hillman Prize Honourable Mention in 2019 for her reporting on Sidewalk Labs. Before joining The Logic, she worked as the editorial coordinator for Vice Canada’s national newsroom.
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.
Jesse Snyder is The Logic’s Alberta correspondent. He covers clean technology and the energy transition, the province’s emerging tech sector and its push to attract innovative businesses. Previously, he was a Parliamentary reporter for the National Post in Ottawa, where he focused on foreign affairs, national finance, and the economy. He is based in Calgary.
Maxwell Zibaei supports the business team in the areas of operations, customer service and business development. He was previously a coordinator on Shopify’s incident response team—supporting operational needs from administration to hiring and everything in between. Prior to his time at Shopify, Maxwell was a field archaeologist, participating in excavations across Ontario. He is a self-described culture booster, known for his professionalism, inquisitive mind and deeply positive attitude.