Rob McLaughlin is a Canadian journalist and digital media producer who is currently the executive producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio in Vancouver . McLaughlin was announced as the head of the NFB studio in May 2016, having previously served as Director of Digital Content and Strategy at the NFB from 2008-2011. McLaughlin replaces Loc Dao , who was appointed NFB Chief Digital Officer in March 2016. [1] [2]

From 2011 until his return to the NFB, he was the Regional Vice President of Editorial for all of Postmedia ‘s newspapers in Western Canada as Editor-in-Chief of Two SaskatchewanNewspapers , the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and the Regina Leader- Post . [3] [4]

In his first stint with NFB, McLaughlin was responsible for the strategy and production of many of its pioneering interactive documentary projects ( http://www.nfb.ca/interactive ) including Waterlife , [5] Welcome to Pine Point , [6] [7] [8] Bear 71 , [9] [10] God’s Lake Narrows [11] and The Test Tube With David Suzuki . [12]

Prior to joining NFB, McLaughlin worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as director of digital programming. From 2000 to 2005 he was the executive producer of CBC Radio 3 and managed content creation for the group of websites and radio programs. [13] [14] [15] CBC Radio 3 won a Webby Award for Best Broadband site in 2003 and the People’s Choice Webby Awards in the Radio and Broadband categories. [16]

McLaughlin had first worked with Dao under the company Subject Matter Inc., during which they collaborated with Katerina Cizek to develop the NFB website Filmmaker in Residence, which won the Webby Award for Best Documentary Series in 2008. [8] [17]

References

  1. Jump up^ Alcinii, Daniele (3 May 2016). “Rob McLaughlin returns to the NFB” . Reelscreen . Brunico Communications . Retrieved 10 May 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “IDFA Doclab Profiles” . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  3. Jump up^ “Postmedia Network Appoints Rob McLaughlin Editor-in-Chief of Saskatchewan Newspapers and Deputy Publisher of StarPhoenix” . Reuters . March 23, 2011 . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  4. Jump up^ “Editor-in-Chief, deputy publisher” . Saskatoon StarPhoenix . March 24, 2011 . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  5. Jump up^ “Waterlife: An Interactive Documentary” . The Pixel Report . December 9, 2010 . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  6. Jump up^ Anderson, Kelly (January 26, 2011). “NFB announces new web doc” . Realscreen . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  7. Jump up^ Monk, Katherine (May 7, 2011). “Welcome to Pine Point Wins Two Webby Awards” . Victoria Times Colonist .
  8. ^ Jump up to:b “NFB webdoc Welcome to Pine Point two-time Webby winner” . National Film Board of Canada . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  9. Jump up^ “Where Bear 71 Came From” . Carolyne Weldon, NFB Blog, September 18, 2012 . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  10. Jump up^ Martel, Lynn (March 8, 2012). “NFB interactive documentary stars Rockies’ grizzly” . Pique Newsmagazine . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  11. Jump up^ “Webby awards honor NFB, girls say video” . CBC News . May 1, 2012 . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  12. Jump up^ “Gemini Winners Award in News, Sports, Documentary, Lifestyle and Announced Reality” . Broadcaster Magazine . August 31, 2011 . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  13. Jump up^ Whyte, Murray (May 7, 2004). “CBC Radio Walks on the Wild Side” . Toronto Star . Retrieved December 10, 2012 .
  14. Jump up^ Gill, Alexandra (January 19, 2004). “Indie music and beyond” . Globe and Mail . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  15. Jump up^ “Photo | CBC Radio 3 Staff 2004” . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .
  16. Jump up^ “Webby Awards 2003” . Webby Awards . Retrieved 19 November2012 .
  17. Jump up^ “A Mention in the Globe and Mail” . Kat Cizek, Filmmaker in Residence Blog, May 7, 2008 . Retrieved 19 November 2012 .