About

Photo by Amber Bracken

Jana G. Pruden is an award-winning feature writer at The Globe and Mail in Canada, and the host and co-creator of the hit narrative podcast series, In Her Defence. Her writing has also appeared on Longform and Longreads, and in magazines such as The WalrusReader’s Digest and Sharp.

Jana’s longform and narrative writing has been recognized internationally, including with multiple awards and citations from the National Newspaper Awards, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the Canadian Journalism Foundation.

Jana is the former crime bureau chief of the Edmonton Journal, and previously worked at the Regina Leader-Post, the Medicine Hat News, the Prairie Post and the Interlake Spectator. She is also a sessional journalism instructor at MacEwan University and a presenter at Pandemic University Pop-Up School of Writing.

A frequent presenter on issues related to journalism, nonfiction writing, and crime reporting, Jana delivered the 2020 Minifie Lecture at the University of Regina’s School of Journalism. That lecture, entitled Give Me Rewrite: Drafting a New Future for Journalism, can be watched on video here, or read here.

Her Lougheed College Lecture, The Misery Beat: The Ethics of Reporting on Crime and Human Suffering, can be found here. It is also available in print from Hingston & Olson.

Photos of Jana on this site are by Amber Bracken.

Contact Jana by email at janagpruden@gmail.com, follow her on X @jana_pruden, connect on LinkedIn or read her work in The Globe and Mail.