Online – Best story 2020: Olivia Bowden and Patrick Cain

Olivia Bowden

Olivia Bowden is a Toronto journalist who has focused much of her work on stories that impact communities of colour and women in Canada. She is currently a staff reporter at The Toronto Star. She was previously with CBC News, dividing her time between Toronto web coverage and assisting the national news desk. Prior to that she worked as a national lifestyle reporter with Global News. She has worked for various publications including Yahoo Canada, The Canadian Press, The Financial Post, FLARE, The Ottawa Citizen and iPolitics, among others. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queen's University in 2015. In 2017, she completed her master of journalism degree at Carleton University.

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Olivia Bowden
Patrick Cain

Patrick Cain has been an online writer and editor in Toronto since 2001, at thestar.com, Open File, and Global News, where he was a national online reporter until August 2020. As well as traditional reporting techniques, he has experience in data journalism, access-to-information requests and maps and visualizations. As well, Patrick has spent time as a beat reporter covering digital privacy and cannabis. Along the way, Patrick has picked up some awards and started the ball rolling on an access-to-information case that ended in the Supreme Court.

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Patrick Cain