Isabel Macdonald is a researcher and writer based in Montreal. A postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa's Centre for Law, Technology, and Society, she works as a research coordinator for the SSHRC-funded Global Journalism Innovation Lab and as a researcher at McGill University's Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy.
20 years ago, I came across a magazine with a striking cover photo of a harbourfront. The headline grabbed my attention: “Inside Paul Martin’s Empire.” He had just become our prime minister, so what better way to educate myself? It turns out the magazine I brought home that day was a copy of the first ever issue of The Walrus.
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