David Nayman came to Ryerson's Journalism School in 2006 after a 33 year career as a journalist at CBC Television.
Originally from Montreal, David began as a reporter and desk editor at the local CBC station before joining the network in Toronto. There he quickly assumed important roles at some of the CBC's leading news and current affairs programs. David served as lineup editor and later Senior Producer of the Flagship National News from 1979 to 1988. He was also part of the team that helped create CBC Newsworld in 1989. He was Senior Producer at the fifth estate from 1990-1992 where he won a Gemini award. Before leaving the CBC, he helmed its international satellite news channel, Newsworld International, and served as executive producer of its daily business programming.
At Ryerson, David has taught a range of broadcast courses including Introduction to TV, Advanced TV reporting, TV Masthead, TV Documentary Production and Documentary Survey. He also handles student broadcast internships.
When he's not teaching, David works with a Toronto-based talent search company. He recently recruited a new co-host for CBC Radio's As It Happens and found the host for CBC Edmonton's Morning Show.
David has a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York City.
JRN 910 - Masthead
JRN 850 - Internship
MS in Journalism, Columbia University
David has been teaching at the Journalism School since 2006. His focus is broadcast and he has taught students everything from the basics of TV reporting to advanced documentary production. He enjoyed a 32-year career at CBC News where he was involved in some of the corporation’s most important programs. He was Senior Producer at both The National and the fifth estate. He was a founding producer of CBC Newsworld (now CBC News Network) where he created several flagship programs and helped build regional newsrooms. He was also Executive Producer of Newsworld International and CBC News Business. In addition to teaching, David works for a Toronto search firm, Searchlight Recruitment, which specializes in finding talent in the media, arts and culture sectors. His clients have included the CBC, Rogers Media, the Globe and Mail, OCAD University and The Walrus.
JRN 314 - Reporting for TV Workshop
JRN 800 - TV Documentary
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression