Marsha Barber

Ryerson School of Journalism

Marsha Barber is a Professor in the Ryerson School of Journalism and Teaching Chair for the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Marsha spent many years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where she was a senior producer at its flagship newscast, The National. Before that she was a documentary producer at The National, specializing in investigative pieces, for which she won several awards. Marsha also worked as a producer for CBC’s The Journal.

Before joining CBC, Marsha worked for CTV and TVOntario and did freelance work for the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press, the Toronto Star and other outlets. Marsha trains reporters and producers for broadcast networks in Canada and also runs journalism training and media training workshops internationally.

Marsha’s postgraduate work was in Adult Learning, and her research interests include a focus on effective teaching. Her other research interests include televisual electoral coverage.

Her poetry books What is the Sound of Someone Unravelling (2011) and All the Lovely Broken People (2015) are available through Borealis Press.

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