Julian Sher is the Senior Producer of CBC's the fifth estate, Canada's
premier investigative TV program.
An award-winning investigative journalist in TV, print,
radio and on the Web, he is a veteran TV documentary writer and
director as well as an accomplished newsroom trainer and the author of six
widely-acclaimed books. He was an investigative journalist for
Canada's two leading newspapers, The Toronto Star and the The Globe and Mail.
His latest book is Somebody's
Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children and The
Battle to Save Them. Publisher's
Weekly called the book "a thorough, deeply affecting study … [that]
strikes a rare balance between revealing trauma and hope."
His previous book, Caught in the Web: Inside
the Police Hunt to Rescue Children from Online Predators has
been hailed by reviewers as "riveting" "eye-opening and "gripping." His
writings on child abuse have appeared on the front page of the New
York Times, the cover of Maclean's magazine and
the OpEd page of USA
Julian wrote and directed a New York
Times-CBC TV investigation called "Nuclear Jihad"
which won the duPont-Columbia University Award, the broadcast
equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, in 2006.
He created JournalismNet,
a comprehensive guide to mastering the web as an investigative tool. He
speaks at conferences around the world and can be contacted here for