Cited Media programs are developed through an innovative and evidence-based approach to academic journalism, which forges scholars, students, and journalists together in co-creation. This has created programming that has reached millions of listeners, built dedicated audiences, enriched public discourse, and won major awards from leading journalistic organizations.
Cited Podcast was our first documentary podcast series, and it told stories about the politics of science and expertise. Cited Podcast was a awarded a Jack Webster Awards for feature reporting, and was also featured by CBC as one of “Canada’s Podcast All-Stars.” The show’s documentary content has aired in syndication through major media partners like 99% Invisible, Life of the Law, CBC’s the Doc Project, CBC’s Ideas, and others.
CRACKDOWN covers the drug war, with drug users as war correspondents. Cited Media produced Crackdown from its beginnings in January 2019, to September 2021. We supported community activist groups and research scientists at UBC in developing this award-winning program. CRACKDOWN still airs monthly, has been praised by the A/V Club as “the podcast most likely to save lives” and by CANADALAND as “the best new podcast in Canada.”
Darts & Letters explores what it means to be a public intellectual today. The podcast features interviews with a diverse range of thinkers — including scholars, community activists, journalists, podcasters, and streamers — discussing politics and current affairs. The program is distributed on the Harbinger Media Network (Canada’s largest progressive podcast network), as well as the New Books Network (the largest academic podcast network).
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Our programming has won been honoured by the top journalism organizations in Canada and internationally, including: the BC-based Jack Webster Foundation, the National Campus and Community Radio Association, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the New York Festivals, Third Coast, the Sidney Hillman Foundation, and others. Trade publications such as Columbia Journalism Review, University Affairs, and CANADALAND have also attested to how our methods yield valuable content.
partners and Distributors
When we initially began Cited Podcast and developed our unique approach to collaborative academic journalism, we set out to see if we could do our work in partnership with major media organizations. To that end, we co-produced much of our best content with popular podcasts (including 99% Invisible, CBC’s Ideas, CBC’s Doc Project, and others), as well as magazines and newspapers (including Jacobin, Mother Jones, the Georgia Straight, the Tyee, and others). Cited Media programs continue to be featured, distributed, and sometimes co-produced through other media, as well as major podcast networks.