National Observer is Canadian media company that focuses on publishing investigative reporting, exclusive special reports, and daily news on energy, climate, politics and social issues. Their Ottawa-based team of journalists – Mike De Sousa, Elizabeth McSheffrey, Carl Meyer and Alex Tétreault – are both members and CoStewards of Impact Hub Ottawa.  National Observer journalists

The publication made history in May 2017 as the first digital-only news site ever to win a prestigious National Newspaper Award. They are also the recipient of a 2016 investigative reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists for Mike De Souza’s series on alleged conflicts of interest within Canada’s federal pipeline regulator. This investigation also landed as finalist for the Michener Awards, one of the highest honours in Canadian journalism. National Observer was the first online-only publication ever to receive a Michener citation of merit from the governor general at Rideau Hall.

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