Research / Teaching Area
Master of Journalism, University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Arts, English & Film Studies, University of Alberta
Alex Migdal is an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media, where he co-teaches Decoding Social Media.
Alex is currently the senior producer for social media and audience development at CBC News. He oversees Canada’s largest social media news team, with the goal of sharing news to young, diverse audiences. He assigns and edits news content daily for various social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat, and most recently helped launch the public broadcaster’s TikTok account.
Alex has reported for a number of outlets across Canada over the past 10 years, including the Edmonton Journal, Guelph Mercury and The Globe and Mail. For his work at the Guelph Mercury, he received an Ontario Newspaper Award and the Goff Penny Award, one of Canada’s top honours for young print reporters. Alex worked for five years as a reporter and social media editor at CBC Vancouver before joining the network team.
Alex graduated from the UBC School of Journalism in 2018. He produced a SSHRC-funded project on how the loss of community newspapers impacts local democracies, and was part of the International Reporting Program, where he reported on LGBTQ refugees in Turkey. He was awarded the Hal Straight Gold Medal in Journalism as the most outstanding graduate.