Linda Solomon Wood is an innovator, entrepreneur, and award-winning journalist. As CEO of Observer Media Group and founder and editor-in-chief of Canada’s National Observer, she works to strengthen and support public service journalism that investigates corruption, celebrates innovation, and illuminates and helps to make sense of the complex political and social challenges people face today.
In this episode, Linda talks candidly about why investigative and in-depth journalism matters more today than ever amidst a lot of storytelling narratives that have no relationship to facts. Linda knows that millions and millions of people are eager for the truth. She emphasizes that it should be the media’s job to present facts untainted by personal will or ego and that good reporting is incredibly valuable to society to expose corruption and to serve justice. And… good reporting starts with deep listening…
“In the journalism world, there’re tons of narratives without facts going on right now… Without truth, you can’t have a common good.”
-Linda Solomon Wood