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Francesca Fionda BA (UBC) Diploma of Technology (BCIT)


Francesca Fionda is a freelance investigative and data journalist. Her past stories have uncovered fake Indigenous art in the tourism industry, exposed government failures in protecting sensitive health information and revealed new, in-depth data on Canada’s mobile workforce.

She’s worked with investigative teams across the country including CBC, Global, CTV and the Institute of Investigative Journalism as well as the small-but-mighty; The Discourse, Attention Control Podcast and Canada’s National Observer. She leads research, misinformation and fact-checking workshops and teaches journalism at BCIT, UBC and KPU.

Francesca is a first-generation settler of Filipino and Italian ancestry. She lives, reports and teaches on the the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Stó:lō Nations.

Follow her @francescafionda for Freedom of Information frustrations and research tips.

Areas of Interest

Investigative journalism, data journalism, digital storytelling, data visualization, media law, podcasting, social justice, diversity and inclusion, government transparency, access to information.