Journalist Anthony Furey has left Postmedia and is now True North’s new Vice President of Editorial and Content.

Furey will be overseeing newsroom operations as well as contributing his own columns and video commentary. He’ll also soon be hosting a regular podcast that features a rundown of the daily news.

“I’m really excited to be joining the team,” Furey said. “It’s incredible how much True North has grown in recent years and I know that growth is just going to continue.”

Furey released a video announcing his arrival at True North, where he lamented that when it comes to much of the rest of the media “increasingly news coverage is about focusing on fringe, niche issues that, whatever you think of them, they don’t really have much to do with the daily lives of most Canadians.” But True North is on a mission to change that and do things differently, Furey said.

Furey has collaborated with True North in the past, producing a series of short videos commenting on important issues and stories in Canadian politics.

The year so far has seen True North’s team rapidly expand, with the hiring of new journalists Elie Cantin-Nantel and Rachel Emmanuel, as well as a growing number of podcasts like Reality Check with Jasmine Moulton and The Rupa Subramanya Show.

“We’ll be bringing out even more exclusives, more freedom of information act reports, and more news that you won’t be able to find anywhere else,” said Furey.

Furey said the media needs to do a better job at listening to Canadians.

“One thing news media really needs to step away from is talking down to people and trying to set the agenda for them. Instead, we need to be listening to people, to learn about what’s really going on out there so as to accurately report on the state of things.’

Furey encourages people to email him with news tips, suggestions, and more at [email protected].