Journalist in Ottawa, Canada
Steve Ladurantaye is a career journalist focused on media, technology and government.
He’s currently the Principal at Minerva Media, where he works with a portfolio of high-profile clients to enhance and rebuild their media properties.
Based in Ottawa, Steve Ladurantaye has worked for print and online newsrooms across Canada, including the CBC, The Globe and Mail, The Kingston Whig-Standard, The Peterborough Examiner, the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Sun.
Steve has won many Ontario Newspaper Awards for his work as an editor. For his reporting, Steve has earned several National Newspaper Awards: explanatory journalism in 2006, breaking news in 2010, and for business journalism in 2014.
A trusted leader who has led newsroom restructurings in Canada, Scotland and Vietnam, Steve has also worked with governments, political parties and candidates, and NGOs on strategy and policy.
From 2013 to 2016, Steve worked as the head of news and government partnerships for Twitter, where he was responsible for content strategy and partnerships with the country's largest media organizations, government agencies and politicians. The job also contained an international component as the global chair for news for Twitter Inc.
In 2018, he became the head of news and current affairs for STV Group in Glasgow, Scotland. There, Steve helped launch new programming and saw exponential social media growth. During Steve’s two years with STV News, it surpassed the BBC to earn the title of Scotland's Most Watched News Programme for the first time in a half-decade.
Steve has also made time for his community. He spent eight years on the advisory board of Loyalist College, serving as an industry representative for the school’s journalism program.
A long-time advocate for mental health, Steve Ladurantaye became a vocal supporter for bipolar disorder and the uglier side of mental health after he was diagnosed with the condition in 2020.
In his free time, Steve loves music, writing and web development. He also enjoys reading and baseball.