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20 November 2020,     OTTAWA
Open Canada names new editor
Michael Petrou, editor of Open Canada
Michael Petrou, editor of Open Canada
Michael Petrou, professor in Carleton’s Department of History and School of Journalism and Communication, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Open Canada, a digital publication that focuses on global affairs.

Open Canada was launched by the Canadian International Council in 2011, with a mandate to create a platform that welcomes diverse viewpoints and seeks out new voices to broaden the conversation about foreign affairs.



“I think the best journalism is akin to a public square, a coffee house or a pub,” said Petrou. “It’s a place where people who may not normally interact can come together and discuss new ideas,” said Petrou.


Petrou has worked for the Ottawa Citizen, reported from Afghanistan, and worked as a foreign correspondent for Maclean’s, reporting from the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and Europe. He has received three National Magazine Awards. He has been teaching at Carleton since 2017.


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