Dear Journalist is a monthly podcast created by the masthead at the Review of Journalism, interviewing established Canadian journalists about lessons they were only able to learn in the field.


Yezua Ho interviews Jo-Anne McArthur in the second episode of Dear Journalist, discussing with co-hosts Hannah Mercanti and Mark Henick afterwards.  

McArthur is an established photojournalist best known as the founder of We Animals Media, a photojournalism agency documenting the various purposes for which humans use animals. She discusses her window into photojournalism and the obstacles she faced, the most constant being the idea of mastery.

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Mark Henick is the bestselling author of So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression and Resilience (HarperCollins, 2021). His hundreds of television appearances have included CTV, Global, CBC, ABC, NBC and CBS. His bylines have included CNN, CNBC, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune, among many more. PEOPLE Magazine called Mark “one of Canada’s most prominent mental health advocates.” He is currently the nationally syndicated mental health columnist for CBC Radio, appearing on more than two dozen stations across Canada each week.

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Hannah Mercanti is a fourth-year undergraduate arts and culture journalist based in Toronto. They are the host of All My Books on Met Radio and the Literary Editor at CanCulture Magazine. When they aren’t writing, you can find them drinking coffee and reading Margaret Atwood books.

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