Ann Rauhala is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and former Associate Chair. She developed and teaches the School’s first beat reporting course in Health and Science Journalism. She is also Associate Director of the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. Her most recent scholarly work has focused on diversity in media and on how issues of interest to women are covered in mainstream media.
Before joining Ryerson, she was a correspondent for The National at CBC TV and Senior Producer for counterSpin on Newsworld. She began her news career at The Globe and Mail where she was a beat reporter, an assignment editor, a copy editor and, finally, the foreign editor and a columnist. She received the Robertine Barry award from the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women for her beat reporting.
She has written and and presented on the importance of knowledge transfer via the media, including public workshops on writing Op Eds.
She was instigator and editor of The Lucky Ones, an anthology about international adoption.