The Walrus Names Second Recipient of the CRRF Fellowship

Arthur Dennyson Hamdani joins the media organization in partnership with Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Arthur Dennyson Hamdani is the second CRRF Fellow for Emerging Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Journalists

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation and The Walrus are celebrating the second year of their partnership with the announcement that Arthur Dennyson Hamdani has been selected as the second CRRF Fellow for Emerging Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Journalists.

Dennyson Hamdani is joining The Walrus for a year and will be working closely with the editorial team to fact-check stories, attend editorial planning sessions, and shadow-edit articles.

“It is such an honour to be selected as this year’s CRRF fellow! I am very excited to be a part of The Walrus, learn what it means to be a fact checker in a professional newsroom, and strengthen my skills and instincts as a visual journalist.”
—Arthur Dennyson Hamdani, CRRF Editorial Fellow

The fellowship is designed to give an up-and-coming journalist the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in editing, fact-checking, and all other aspects of producing journalism at a national media organization. Dennyson Hamdani will be provided with in-depth training in fact-checking and sessions on topics ranging from editing to circulation to nonprofit management. He will also get to meet and work with a range of seasoned storytellers inside and outside the organization.

“More diverse newsrooms give us stories that are impactful and powerful, told from different angles and different narratives with greater depth and nuance. In today’s world, we need to hear these voices more than ever. The CRRF is proud to continue to support this initiative and create opportunities for a new generation of journalists in Canada.”—Mohammed Hashim, Executive Director, CRRF

The Walrus is thankful to continue this partnership with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Dennyson Hamdani is part of a growing cohort of The Walrus Fellowship program. The program plays an important part in the organization’s equity and inclusion work, ensuring that Canadian media represents a diversity of perspectives.

Arthur Dennyson Hamdani is an early career journalist based in Toronto. Alongside writing, copy-editing, and fact-checking, he has experience as a photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer. His works have appeared in blogTO and Ricepaper Magazine. He was a mentee at a journalism mentorship program for BIPOC called Shared Bylines. Before The Walrus, he worked as a design editor at the University of Toronto’s student paper, The Varsity. He holds an honours bachelor’s of arts in journalism, English literature, and migration studies from U of T.

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About The Walrus
The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, we publish independent, fact-based journalism in The Walrus and at; we produce national, ideas-focused events, including our flagship series, The Walrus Talks; and we train emerging professionals in publishing and nonprofit management. The Walrus is invested in the idea that a healthy society relies on informed citizens.

About the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is a Crown Corporation that works to create systemic solutions and advance public policy on anti-racism in Canada, through partnership engagement, creating awareness and mobilization.

The Walrus Staff