Journalism

From QJ to the New York Times: A conversation with Shivani Gonzalez

Four years ago, Shivani Gonzalez was spending her Thursday nights in the Journal office, frantically editing lifestyle articles and preparing layout for the next day. Now, Gonzalez is living every creative’s dream in New York.Continue...

I’m both a journalist and a philosopher, and my work is better for it

As I approach the end of my graduate coursework, I’ve been trying to find the words to define what my time as a philosophy student has taught me.Continue...

Tara Henley’s comments about the CBC exemplify how not to criticize journalism

To maintain the integrity and accountability of Canadian journalism, criticism of media outlets is a must. Tara Henley’s accusations towards the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), however, are proof that not all criticism is productive.Continue...

How young journalists are tackling race reporting

Race reporting, often at the intersection of journalism and activism, concerns reporting on issues of race and racialization. It’s crucial to accurately represent marginalized perspectives in the media.Continue...

Journalism, not just Ryerson, has a discrimination problem

An open letter from students alleges the Ryerson School of Journalism fails to properly represent and support BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ students. Ryerson should be paying attention—but so should journalism bodies as a whole.Continue...

Accessible information is the key to combatting hate groups

There’s a misconception that alt-right hate groups, while openly plaguing the US since Trump’s election, don’t have a Canadian equivalent. That belief is misinformed.Continue...

Student journalists are journalists. They should be recognized as such.

Despite the important news coverage provided by student-operated publications, student reporters often face hurdles in being recognized as legitimate journalists.Continue...

To overcome hurdles to media access, we need to embrace publicly funded journalism

Facebook and Google have become the gatekeepers of our newsfeeds. But this is only part of a much larger problem. Access to unbiased journalism is vital, but so is funding that journalism. Going forward, we need to embrace publicly funded media to protect free, accessible journalism.Continue...

Can we stop policing women’s bodies already?

Last week, Kori Sidaway, a B.C. news anchor, received a harassing email about her appearance during a broadcast. The viewer shamed her for wearing a shirt that showed a hint of cleavage, dubbing themselves “The Vancouver Cleavage Patrol.”Continue...

News outlets spread information about the coronavirus, not fear

Contrary to popular belief, North American journalism about COVID-19 and its impacts isn’t sensationalism or fearmongering. It shows that reporters are doing their jobs to share information and accountability with the public.Continue...

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