Staff Updates

Martin Patriquin and Fatima Syed join The Logic’s newsroom


Martin Patriquin will become The Logic’s first Quebec correspondent. Fatima Syed is joining The Logic’s Toronto newsroom as a reporter. Read more in this note to staff from our managing editor, Jordan Timm:

I’m very excited to announce two new members of our editorial team, as well as a promotion.

Martin Patriquin will become The Logic’s first Quebec correspondent. For a decade, Martin served as Quebec bureau chief for Maclean’s, and his work has appeared in outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice and BuzzFeed. He is a multiple National Magazine Award nominee, winning silver earlier this year for this investigative feature in The Walrus.

I’m a longtime fan of Martin’s work. He understands systems and institutions and how to hold them to account, and blends outstanding journalistic craft with uncommon fearlessness as a reporter. He’s also a wonderful writer. He will be based in Montreal, where, among other things, he will cover AI and major Quebec-based institutional investors. His first day will be November 4.

Fatima Syed is joining The Logic’s Toronto newsroom as a reporter. She comes to us from the National Observer, where she distinguished herself in very short order, establishing the outlet’s first Queen’s Park bureau, from which she quickly began breaking exclusive news on Ontario’s government. 

Fatima previously worked at the Toronto Star and at The Walrus, and is a National Magazine Award nominee. She has contributed chapters to two anthologies published by Coach House Books, Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity and House Divided. Fatima is smart, adaptable and enterprising, a journalist whose work reveals the big picture. She will turn her attention to the innovation economy beginning November 11. 

Finally, we’re very pleased to announce Zane Schwartz’s promotion to senior reporter. Zane has been instrumental in building The Logic into a reporting powerhouse via both his reporting and his driving of the editorial agenda over the summer. He was a back-to-back winner of the Goff Penny Award, given to the country’s outstanding young journalist, and has been recognized by the National Newspaper Awards and the SABEW Best in Business awards. Zane will continue to lead the newsroom’s weekly ATIP meetings, and will play an essential role in driving our journalism forward as we grow.

It’s an exciting day for The Logic. Please join me in congratulating Zane, and in welcoming our new teammates.

– Jordan