MRU partners with Shaw Communications to launch Community Podcast Initiative

May 27, 2021

Mount Royal University’s School of Communication Studies has announced that it is partnering with Shaw Communications Inc to launch the Community Podcast Initiative (CPI). The initiative aims to amplify the voices of marginalized and underrepresented groups through sharing stories that are not heard in traditional media. The CPI will support podcast production through providing a variety of support such as space, technology, and instruction on writing strategies; workshops, conferences, and awards to advance podcast knowledge; and research on podcasting’s role in knowledge mobilization. The CPI will also support Indigenous storytelling, advance reconciliation, and boost voices from marginalized and BIPOC communities. MRU says that the program is a first of its kind for a Canadian university. Financial Post | (AB)