Ira Basen is a Canadian radio producer, who has been associated with CBC Radio since 1984. He has been associated with the programs Sunday Morning, Quirks and Quarks, The Inside Track and This Morning, and has written for Saturday Night and The Globe and Mail.
He taught at the University of Toronto, and the University of Western Ontario. He is currently teaching radio journalism at Ryerson University.  He has won multiple awards in the field of journalism.
- Gabriel Award in 1987 for "Jackie Robinson,the legend and the legacy" a segment of The Inside Track
- Canadian Science Writers’ Awards
- The New York Radio Festival Awards
- "Spin Alert", The Walrus, September 2004
- "Citizen Uprising", Maisonneuve, September 21, 2009
- "Can Crowdfunding Work for Narrative Non-Fiction?", PBS, February 10, 2010
- "Ira Basen addresses challenges facing both public relations and media representatives", PR Conservations
- The Book of Lists, 2005 Canadian edition (co-editor)
- World War One and the Birth of Public Relations, broadcast 24 Jun 2014 (audio download here)
- biography from the University of Wisconsin Center for Journalism Ethics (downloaded 27 Jun 2014)
- Jane's Walk with Ira Basen, Wendy Mendes, Nick Purdon
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