Jacquie McNish

Senior Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Bestselling Author – Losing The Signal: The Rise and Fall of Blackberry






Jacquie McNish is Canada’s most respected business journalist. She is the recipient of numerous awards for revealing newspaper investigations and gripping non-fiction books. Whether she is discussing mining discoveries on the windswept shores of Northern Labrador or pension reform on Rhode Island, readers and audiences know they are listening to a compelling storyteller.


She is a senior writer for The Globe and Mail. She has worked in Canada and the United States for The Globe and The Wall Street Journal and was a former co-host with the Business News Network. She is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where she co-teaches a third year law seminar on shareholder rights and the media.


She is the winner of seven National Newspaper Awards and was awarded the 2014 Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for Investigative Journalism for a series she co-authored on the dangers of Bakken oil on the rails.


She is the author of three best-selling books: The Third Rail: Confronting Our Pension Failures, co-authored with Jim Leech, winner of the 2013 National Business Book award; Wrong Way; The Fall of Conrad Black, co-authored with Sinclair Stewart, 2005 National Business Book Award winner; and The Big Score; Robert Friedland and the Voisey’s Bay Hustle in 1998. She co-authored a book on the rise and fall of BlackBerry released in May 2015 by HarperCollins in Canada and Flatiron Press in New York.


She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.



“If the rise and fall of BlackBerry teaches us anything it is that the race for innovation has no finish line, and that winners and losers can change places in an instant.”


The Rise and Fall of Blackberry

With reference to her extensive research on the subject, Jacquie reveals what brought the once revered tech company, Blackberry, to its ultimate downfall.



Jacquie is a versatile speaker who can host or moderate a variety of types of panels, conferences, or other events, customizing her style to your needs.


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