Ash Kelly first joined Discourse Media as an intern in 2013 and has since contributed reporting to multiple projects. A graduate of the journalism program at Langara College, Ash was awarded the Penny Wise Journalism Scholarship and the Jeani Read-Michael Mercer Scholarship. The latter supported her collaboration with CBC Radio Vancouver’s On the Coast to produce a week-long series about the elevated risk of abuse toward people with disabilities in the Lower Mainland. Ash’s work has appeared in CBC, the The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and The Province.
On assignment to investigate the impact of a proposed LNG project on a First Nations community, one reporter ended up challenged by some fundamental questions about her professional identity and duty to “the truth”.