Broadcaster, podcaster and community media specialist
Victoria Fenner is a broadcaster/podcaster with a love of community media, documentaries and teaching people to create for the online world.
Victoria Fenner has 30 years of experience in community radio, at the CBC, and in her current role as executive producer of the rabble podcast network (rabble.ca).
This year she was awarded a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to create a suite of her own video/sound art works for the Internet and media arts festivals. One of her favourite projects that she created was a Canada Council supported media arts camp which brought together artists working in all disciplines, united by their love of sound.
She also works as a media skills trainer with community journalists, artists and school groups from grade four to university. Her client list included WORT Radio in Wisconsin; CFBI – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut; Appalshop Media Arts Centre-Whitesburg, Kentucky; The Third Coast Audio Festival in Chicago; Radio Netherlands-Hilversum, The Netherlands; The Canadian Labour Congress; and Learning Through the Arts – A program of The Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition to production training, she helps radio stations with infrastructure development, volunteer management, fundraising and programming. She was president of the Community Radio Fund of Canada in 2009.
With an eye on digital convergence of community media, she has recently worked with CACTUS (The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations) to develop media centres across Canada where people can tell their own stories via radio, television, the Web and video games, and with the Community Media Policy Working Group to update Canada’s community media policies in the digital environment, under a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant.