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JAELA BERNSTIEN

Journalist Portfolio

 
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Hello! 

I'm a bilingual (English/Français) journalist and visual storyteller based in Montreal, Quebec. While my home is now in the city, I grew up in the countryside near the village of Stirling, Ontario. 

I am a multimedia journalist, meaning that I craft and produce stories for print, digital platforms, radio and TV/video. I also often shoot and edit my own content.  


I'm currently working as a freelancer, covering stories that sit at the intersection of wildlife conservation and human rights. I spent eight years reporting CBC News, where my reports aired regularly on The National, World Report, CBC Montreal, and on CBC.ca.

In my career I've had the opportunity to explore much of Quebec and Canada, covering a range of stories: I've reported live from flood zones, corruption trials, and election nights; I've been on the frontlines of protests during Quebec's Printemps érable and the G7 summit; I've even crawled through a newly opened ice-age cavern beneath Montreal.

 
 

RECENT WORK

A selection of my latest stories

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DOCUMENTARY: WHAT IT'S LIKE LIVING IN MONTREAL'S TENT CITY

Dec 4, 2020

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VAL-D’OR’S BOREAL WOODLAND CARIBOU ARE ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION, BUT A NEW REPORT OUTLINES HOW THEY CAN BE SAVED

Nov 18, 2020

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STUDY REVEALS ENGLISH-SPEAKING BLACK CHILDREN MORE LIKELY TO BE REPORTED TO MONTREAL YOUTH PROTECTION

Sept. 10, 2020

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CHILDREN TRAUMATIZED AFTER MONTREAL RIOT POLICE SHOVED THEIR PLEADING MOTHER AGAINST CAR

June 8, 2020

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HOW THE WEST ISLAND'S LAKESHORE GENERAL LEARNED FROM COVID-19 OUTBREAKS WITHIN ITS AGING WALLS

July 15, 2020

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'WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN PUT OUT': A CAREGIVER MOURNS HER PATIENT, AS QUEBEC DOES ABOUT-FACE ON VISIT BAN

Apr 14, 2020

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'I'M NOT A MISFIT ANYMORE': HOW MARGINALIZED YOUTH ARE FINDING THEMSELVES THROUGH CIRCUS

Jan 21, 2020

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HOW DO YOU SELF-ISOLATE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A HOME? MONTREAL SHELTERS PLEAD FOR HELP

Mar 18, 2020

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'I RAN FOR MY LIFE': WOMAN FORCED INTO SEX TRADE WORKS WITH POLICE TO HELP OTHERS AT RISK

Dec 12, 2019

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CANADA'S 1ST FACE TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT HAS HAD MANY SETBACKS — BUT NO REGRETS

May 08, 2019