May 8, 2015

Vancouver, BC - One thing stays true about journalism, no matter what else changes: information and stories matter. That's why a reporter like Toronto Star investigative reporter Kevin Donovan is important. As part of their 50th Anniversary series, Langara Journalism is pleased to bring in one of Canada's top investigative reporters to talk about what it takes to get the real information and the real story.

Donovan, whose book Jian Ghomeshi – Secret Life is coming out shortly about the disgraced former CBC host, has pursued tough stories his whole 30-year career. Besides making public the allegations of assault that had swirled around Mr. Gomeshi, Donovan also broke the stories about former mayor Rob Ford's drug use and about problems with Ontario's air-ambulance system, ORNGE.

Donovan will be speaking May 14 at the Orpheum Annex in Vancouver. People are welcome to come at 6pm to mingle and meet in this new venue on Seymour Street. The talk will begin at 7pm, followed by a conversation with the audience.

About Kevin Donovan
As the Toronto Star’s lead investigative reporter on the Jian Ghomeshi story, Kevin Donovan is one of the best-known journalists in the business. In addition to the Ghomeshi investigation, Donovan led the reporting on the ORNGE air ambulance service in 2011. He has won three National Newspaper Awards, two Michener Awards and three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. He is the author of The Dead Times, a mystery novel; the co-author with Nick Pron of Crime Story; and author of ORNGE: The Star Investigation That Broke the Story.

Media Inquiries
Kevin Donovan (accepting interview requests for week of May 11th via email)

Tracy Nesdoly
Publisher, Jian Ghomeshi – Secret Life

Frances Bula
Department Chair, Journalism
Langara College