Jimmy Thomson

Managing Editor

jimmy@capitaldaily.ca | @jwsthomson

Jimmy is a multimedia journalist who has worked in every Arctic country, reporting on climate change, Indigenous communities, wildlife, and resources. His work has appeared in CBC, The Narwhal, Vice, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and many others. He is a recent grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and has received more than a dozen awards from Canadian and international bodies. Jimmy sits on the board of the Canadian Association of Journalists, where he co-chairs the Advocacy Committee, which is trying to make government more transparent among other initiatives. He used to write and edit for the Syrup Trap, a wildly popular satire site that published headlines like "Corb Lund euthanized after breaking a leg at the Calgary Stampede." Before he was a journalist he studied sea slug brains on Vancouver Island then worked as a guide and polar bear guard in the polar regions. When he's not working he's hanging with his niece or skiing on the North Island; someday he hopes to combine the two.

Tori Marlan

Investigative Reporter

tori@capitaldaily.ca | @torimarlan

Tori's in-depth reporting has been widely published in media outlets in the US and Canada, including The Walrus Magazine and CBC’s The Doc Project. Previously, she was a staff writer for the Chicago Reader, where her stories on the criminal justice system exposed police misconduct, illegal strip searches, and systemic problems with the Chicago Police Department’s staffing practices. After she wrote about the state of Illinois’ refusal to treat a prisoner for Hepatitis C, the Department of Corrections reversed course and began giving him and other prisoners the medical attention they needed. In 2006, she received an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to write about children in US immigration detention centers.

Brishti Basu

Reporter

brishti@capitaldaily.ca | @brish_ti

Brishti is a journalist covering issues relevant to Victoria and Vancouver Island with Capital Daily. She began her career in journalism as a reporter with Victoria Buzz in 2017, and has been published in places like VICE, The Tyee, National Geographic, BBC Future, and more. Her work so far covers a wide range of topics, from systematic racism to climate change, marine mammal welfare to culinary nomenclature, and beyond.

Martin Bauman

Newsletter Editor

martin@capitaldaily.ca | @martin_bauman

Martin is an award-winning journalist and interviewer, whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, and Waterloo Region Record, among other places. In 2020, he was named one of five “emergent” nonfiction writers by the RBC Taylor Prize. As host of the Story Untold Podcast, he has interviewed some of Canada's most notable figures, including Paralympian Rick Hansen, cave diver Jill Heinerth, and Juno Award-winner Shad. A passionate speaker and mental health advocate, Bauman has been a youth panelist for the Canada-wide Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Partnership and bicycled solo across Canada to raise funds for services in his hometown of Waterloo, ON.

Cam Welch

Newsletter Editor

cam@capitaldaily.ca 

Cam Welch is a writer, editor, designer, and community researcher raised in the Okanagan. His coverage has ranged from the Toronto Raptors' training camp to neighbourhood retaining-wall disputes. He has won a John H. MacDonald award as an investigative editor and been nominated for one as a graphic designer. His hobbies include dancing, dressing, karaoke when it was still legal for people to do karaoke, computer time, winning at fantasy basketball, and losing at actual basketball.

Jolene Rudisuela

Reporter

jolene@capitaldaily.ca | @jrudisuela

Jolene is a journalist and editor who loves long-form, in-depth stories. She graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in journalism and came out of the program with two national awards for her work on a multimedia story about a Calgary mobile home park. Being from Alberta, she got her first taste of Island life while working as a reporter with the Comox Valley Record, where she covered everything from aquaculture to the overdose crisis to Cumberland village council. Most recently, she spent a year as a copy editor with Pagemasters North America, working with clients like the Toronto Star and the Winnipeg Free Press.

Emily Fagan

Good News Letter Editor

emily@capitaldaily.ca | @thatemfagan

Emily is a journalist who specializes in reporting on housing, equity, and social issues. She led an award-winning team as Editor-in-Chief of the Martlet, and has since written for the Globe and Mail, the CBC, VICE, and the Tyee, among other publications. In between chasing down leads and covering community stories, she edits Capital Daily’s Good Newsletter.