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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

The 2020 Dalton Camp Award Selection Committee is composed of Gene Allen, Hannah Sung, Jane Hilderman, Kathy English, Michael Barclay, and Stephen Kimber. Learn more about them here.

Gene Allen

Gene Allen is a Professor at the Ryerson University School of Journalism. Prior to 2001 he enjoyed an extensive and varied career as a news and documentary producer at CBC Television.

Hannah Sung

Hannah Sung is a journalist whose work includes building podcast and newsletter content and strategy. Previously, she was the Manager of Digital Video and Podcasts at TVO and a reporter at the Globe and Mail, where she co-created Colour Code, an award-winning podcast about race. She started her career at MuchMusic as a music journalist and television host. She is a core member of Media Girlfriends and a participant of the Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy.

Jane Hilderman

Jane Hilderman most recently served as the Executive Director of the Samara Centre for Democracy for four years, a nonpartisan charity dedicated to strengthening democracy to better serve Canadians. Jane previously worked on Parliament Hill. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a BAH from Queen’s University. Jane was raised on a farm in Alberta. She and her family are newly relocated to Winnipeg where she is seeking out new adventures and opportunities.

Kathy English

Kathy English has been public editor at the Toronto Star since 2007. Prior to this, she reported and edited for six Canadian daily newspapers, launched websites for two Canadian media companies, and was a tenured faculty member at Ryerson School of Journalism from 1989-1999. She was recently appointed chair of the board of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and serves on the professional advisory board for Ryerson School of Journalism.

Michael Barclay

Michael Barclay has been writing about culture for 30 years, for Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times and many more. He is the author of the 2018 national bestseller The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip.

Stephen Kimber

Stephen Kimber is an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster who has taught journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax since 1983. He is the co-founder of the university’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction program.