Maggie Macintosh got her start in journalism delivering newspapers door-to-door with a wagon she wheeled around her Hamilton, Ont. neighbourhood.
A decade later, in December 2017, she joined the Winnipeg Free Press team as an intern. That’s when she got her first front-page story in a daily, frostbite and, fairly quickly, fell for Winnipeg — a city just as gritty and underestimated as the one she’s from.
Maggie returned to the newsroom the following summer, before her final year at Ryerson’s School of Journalism in Toronto and again, after she graduated. She started as a full-time reporter the same day she turned 22.
Prior to packing her bags for Winnipeg, Maggie worked stints at CBC Toronto, CBC Radio and CBC Calgary. She was a 2019 recipient of the CBC News Joan Donaldson Scholarship. Her work has also been published in The Hamilton Spectator.
When she’s not making cold calls, Maggie calls line on the ice as a skip. During the off-season, she can be spotted on her bike or with a picnic and a paperback in Assiniboine Park.
Maggie is a bilingual English/French journalist who appreciates alliteration and tips on anything education-related. Contrary to popular assumption, if she were a teacher, she’d prefer a Granny Smith on her desk on the first day of school.
Funding for the Free Press education reporter comes from the Government of Canada through the Local Journalism Initiative.
Recent articles of Maggie Macintosh
Province withholds $4-M grant after Seven Oaks School Division raises taxes3 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 17, 2023
Louis Riel School Division releases 2021 report that ended its police program4 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 17, 2023
Union says proposed registry would make teachers vulnerable4 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 16, 2023
Skunk invasion temporarily closes Stevenson-Britannia School4 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 16, 2023
Teacher calls for updated ELA curriculum before return of Grade 12 exams4 minute read Preview Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023
St. James-Assiniboia School Division draft budget cuts staff3 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 6, 2023
River East Transcona struggles to meet tough budget targets3 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 3, 2023
Louis Riel division leader blasts racism in budget session4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023
Essay-writing chatbot provokes concern about ‘dumbing down’ education5 minute read Preview Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023
U of M anti-racism task force calls for streamlined incident response3 minute read Preview Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
Crowds for full-scale return of Festival du Voyageur top pre-COVID levels3 minute read Preview Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
Nutrition first concern for students in need4 minute read Preview Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
Manitoba high schoolers say not having enough food to eat, followed by mental health challenges and an absence of transportation, are the most common barriers to them showing up and succeeding in classes.
NDP backs Julia Riddell to run for Winnipeg South Centre riding2 minute read Preview Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023
The NDP is backing a clinical psychologist in the hopes of winning over Winnipeg South Centre residents in the upcoming byelection that was triggered after veteran MP Jim Carr died.
Province to review school breakfast, lunch programs2 minute read Preview Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
Manitoba is reviewing its in-school meal programs, developing an anti-racism policy directive and increasing its list of community schools — a designation that comes with additional funding — to address the effects of poverty on student learning.