Lindsay Fitzgerald is an independent film producer with Aporia Media, chosen as one of eight high-potential producers for the Doc Institute’s Breakthrough program this year. Lindsay was previously a reporter with The Hamilton Spectator and a research intern with CBC-TV’s premiere investigative program the fifth estate. Since enrolling in the masters of fine arts in documentary media at Ryerson University, Lindsay has been awarded numerous scholarships and awards. Her short film, About Employment (2016) won first prize in TVO’s Short Doc Contest last year, premiering at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in June 2015. The film has subsequently been broadcast on TVO and was featured in numerous festivals, internationally. Lindsay has also spent the last four years as the lead researcher for Ivor Shapiro, chair of the journalism school at Ryerson, conducting the first-ever scientific study of journalism in Canada, funded SSHRC. She has interviewed more than 200 journalists across the country. In the final phase of the project, Lindsay will be partnering with Prof. Shapiro to produce a documentary film to substantiate the research on the crisis in journalism for the public in an accessible format.