September 2, 2015

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Sawatzky, Wendy

Associate Editor Digital News

As a child Wendy programmed in BASIC on her family's TRS-80 and published a tabloid newspaper about her friends -- both excellent training for her future career in online news.

Wendy brought her twin passions for writing and technology to the Winnipeg Free Press in 2008. She eventually landed her dream job as Associate Editor Digital News; depending on the day she's either credited with or blamed for the newspaper's website.

Wendy has also worked as a radio reporter and online writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as a travel writer in Europe and as a trainer for Journalists for Human Rights in West Africa.

A born-and-bred Manitoban, Wendy has degrees from the University of Winnipeg and the University of King's College.  She's a big believer in lifelong learning and is almost always taking a course of some kind, so far tackling several programming languages, accounting, French, German, Spanish and the piano.

When her hands aren't tap-tapping away at a keyboard, they're usually snap-snapping away on a camera or immersed in a photo development process. Her visual arts work has exhibited locally and internationally.

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