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Before founding The Logic, David was the associate editor and head of editorial strategy at the Toronto Star. Previously, he served as the managing editor and vice-president of digital for the Boston Globe, where he led the organization’s digital transformation, and as the co-creator and director of digital for Global News. David is a leading thinker on digital transformation who has co-published with Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen. He was the 2012 Martin Wise Goodman Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. David has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism.
As a media and digital executive, Alex has been an early employee in launching and building the market and communities for globally disruptive companies in e-commerce, television, social media and e-publishing, including Facebook, eBay and Alliance Atlantis. Alex is a mentor in the Cherie Blair Foundation’s global Mentoring Women in Business Programme, and was previously selected as one of Canada’s TechWomen. She has served on the Leadership Advisory Council of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, as vice-chair of the Board of OntarioCreates, on the Board of Directors (Ontario) of ITAC, and is a winner of the Canadian Women in Communications’ Mentor of the Year award.
Zane Schwartz is an investigative journalist who was on staff at the National Post and Maclean’s before joining The Logic. Zane was the 2017 Michelle Lang Fellow in Journalism, where he built a searchable database of five million political donations, revealing the biggest donors in every province and territory for the first time in Canadian history. He won a Data Journalism Award from the Global Editors Network in 2018 for that project. In both 2017 and 2018 he won a Goff Penny Award, which is given to the best young newspaper journalist in Canada. In 2019, he won the Project of the Year award from the National Newspaper Awards and was named the Best Young Journalist by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Canadian chapter.
Catherine McIntyre is a feature writer who worked for Maclean’s and Canadian Business prior to joining The Logic. She was named Best New Writer at the 2014 National Magazine Awards for her investigation into cancer clusters in New Brunswick industry towns. Catherine moonlights as a section editor at This Magazine, an independent politics, arts and culture publication.
Murad Hemmadi is based in Ottawa, and covers business and innovation policy, scale-ups and the odd lentil trade story. Before joining The Logic, he covered politics and wrote a much-opened daily newsletter for Maclean’s. He started his journalism career as an honourably-mentioned reporter at Canadian Business, covering the technology sector, and editing profitguide.com, a publication focused on entrepreneurship and small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Amanda Roth worked at Vice Canada as the editorial coordinator for the national newsroom before joining The Logic. 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, where she was involved in initiating Toronto’s only mayoral debate in 2014 on the environment.
Hanna Lee is a recent Ryerson journalism grad and a former intern at The Logic. She has done fact-checking and copy-editing work with This Magazine and The Walrus. She has also worked at REEL CANADA, a Toronto-based film non-profit.
Julia Scott is an award-winning journalist, essayist and radio producer whose work has been featured in Best American Science Writing and on Good Morning America. Julia’s stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Nautilus, The Walrus, Modern Farmer, San Francisco Magazine, Salon, and on radio shows like PRI’s The World, Marketplace and the BBC World Service. Born and raised in Montreal, she now lives in Oakland.