Skip to main content
The Globe and Mail
Support Quality Journalism
The Globe and Mail
First Access to Latest
Investment News
Collection of curated
e-books and guides
Inform your decisions via
Globe Investor Tools
per week
for first 24 weeks

Enjoy unlimited digital access
Enjoy Unlimited Digital Access
Get full access to
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24 weeks
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24 weeks
var select={root:".js-sub-pencil",control:".js-sub-pencil-control",open:"o-sub-pencil--open",closed:"o-sub-pencil--closed"},dom={},allowExpand=!0;function pencilInit(o){var e=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]&&arguments[1];select.root=o,dom.root=document.querySelector(select.root),dom.root&&(dom.control=document.querySelector(select.control),dom.control.addEventListener("click",onToggleClicked),setPanelState(e),window.addEventListener("scroll",onWindowScroll),dom.root.removeAttribute("hidden"))}function isPanelOpen(){return dom.root.classList.contains(}function setPanelState(o){dom.root.classList[o?"add":"remove"](,dom.root.classList[o?"remove":"add"](select.closed),dom.control.setAttribute("aria-expanded",o)}function onToggleClicked(){var l=!isPanelOpen();setPanelState(l)}function onWindowScroll(){window.requestAnimationFrame(function() {var l=isPanelOpen(),n=0===(document.body.scrollTop||document.documentElement.scrollTop);n||l||!allowExpand?n&&l&&(allowExpand=!0,setPanelState(!1)):(allowExpand=!1,setPanelState(!0))});}pencilInit(".js-sub-pencil",!1); // via darwin-bg var slideIndex = 0; carousel(); function carousel() { var i; var x = document.getElementsByClassName("subs_valueprop"); for (i = 0; i < x.length; i++) { x[i].style.display = "none"; } slideIndex++; if (slideIndex> x.length) { slideIndex = 1; } x[slideIndex - 1].style.display = "block"; setTimeout(carousel, 2500); }

Jana G. Pruden

Area of Expertise

Feature writing, crime and justice reporting, breaking news.

Jana Pruden is a feature writer for The Globe and Mail, based in Edmonton, Canada.

I started my reporting career at the Interlake Spectator, a weekly paper in rural Manitoba, where my beat was Highway 6 from St. Laurent to the Dauphin River First Nation. I went on to report at the Prairie Post, the Medicine Hat News, the Regina Leader-Post and the Edmonton Journal before starting with the Globe and Mail in 2016.

Born and raised in Winnipeg and now living in Edmonton, I am passionate about telling the stories of The Prairies, and in the course of my career have had the opportunity to report on subjects including rodeo, agriculture, education, court, local politics, the arts, royalty, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks. I have also at times written restaurant and music reviews, and had a weekly humour column.

In the past 15 years, I have come to specialize in court and crime reporting and feature writing. As a member of The Globe’s feature team, I spend most of my time on longer, more in-depth stories, but still sometimes jump into news coverage, especially breaking news. In my feature writing, I am particularly interested in the craft of narrative nonfiction (sometimes called creative nonfiction or literary journalism), which uses the techniques of creative writing to tell true stories.

Why did you become a journalist?

I became a journalist because of a misheard song lyric, but quickly realized I had found my vocation. I like to think it was just meant to be.

Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail



Bachelor of Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1996

Master of Fine Art in Creative Nonfiction, Baltimore, 2015

professional affliations

Canadian Association of Journalists, Society of Features Journalism

Languages Spoken

English, some French

Latest articles
To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies