Jesse Brown

Digital Media Expert | Disruptive Journalist | Futurist

 

What does the future hold for Canada? Are our institutions and economy at odds with rapid technological and cultural change? Are we keeping up? From business to government to media, disruption is here. Technology and media expert Jesse Brown explains the challenging shifts ahead, and how to stay on top of them.

 

Jesse Brown runs Canadaland, the crowd-funded news site that has disrupted the way the Canadian media works. Its companion book is a #1 Globe and Mail bestseller, and the companion podcast is the #1 podcast in the country. At Canadaland, Jesse pioneered a new business model for news while uncovering scandals at the CBC, The Globe and Mail, and in government.

 

Jesse launched his career at CBC Radio, creating and hosting two national programs. He has contributed to such publications as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, Slate, Business Insider, and Vice, and his commentary has been broadcast on the BBC and on NPR. He has won the National Magazine Award for Humour and the Hillman Prize for Investigative Reporting.

 

Jesse is also a co-founder of Bitstrips, makers of Bitmoji, a cartooning app acquired by Snapchat and used by millions.

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