Out In the Cold

It’s been five years since Neal Hall retired from his position at the Vancouver Sun and the long-time crime reporter continues to think about the unsolved murders he covered, wondering what happened to the victims, longing for a conclusion. Covering cold cases can take a toll on a reporter’s mental health. The public looks to […]

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Crossing Over

Most journalists have covered politics at some point in their careers. Some have even decided to cross over and seek elected office themselves.  For those who have made the switch, the reason why—according to two local politicians—is that the transition is a natural one, given the emphasis on connecting with people in both professions.  Jas […]

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In the Name of…

Following the October 2017 massacre in Las Vegas where a man on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel shot at a concert across the street, killing 58 people and injuring 851, journalists found it difficult to say whether it was a terrorist attack or not, including News1130.  There is no one definition that […]

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Analyze This

The digital revolution has given journalists an unparalleled ability to gauge audience reception to a story and boost traffic numbers. But does that data change the way media are covering the news? It’s a question many media organizations are asking themselves. In 2018, Corus Entertainment Inc.—the media and content company that owns Global Television and […]

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Do the Side Hustle

When British Columbia shifted from a BC Liberal government to an NDP one in May 2017, legislative reporters Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw went behind-the-scenes to chronicle the dramatic political campaign. By spring 2018, they had published their tell-all book, A Matter of Confidence. Many reporters, immersed in their beat, eventually decide to turn their […]

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Exposing Vancouver’s Real Estate Market

Real estate coverage in Vancouver has seen a large shift in recent years, with much credit going to local journalists who pushed for harder-hitting stories. Until as recently as two years ago, real estate in Vancouver was reported primarily as a by-the-numbers story. A handful of journalists—seeking a deeper understanding of how the industry works—started […]

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Keeping Up Appearances

Women journalists are no strangers to dealing with sexism in the workplace. And while progress has been made in recent decades amongst women in the industry, resistance to their success—and challenges not faced by their male colleagues—remain. Margo Goodhand knows well some of the struggles that face women journalists. Goodhand was the first female editor […]

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Collected Tweets

Langara Journalism Review’s list of voices to follow is a selection of prominent B.C. journalists who provide in-depth coverage of the province. While much of their work is published in mainstream news outlets, these journalists provide extra reporting and insight from their Twitter accounts. Travis Lupick, Andrea Woo and Nick Eagland are focused on the […]

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Last Word with Jon Woodward

In the 10 years he’s worked at CTV Vancouver, investigative reporter Jon Woodward has covered everything from gang wars to provincial politics. Before joining CTV, he also served as associate producer on The Pig Farm, a documentary on Vancouver’s missing murdered women and Robert Pickton. He spoke to LJR about his journalistic journey.  You have a […]

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Growing the Hive

From his parents’ basement to 7.5 million page views per month, Karm Sumal, co-founder of Vancouver-based national website Daily Hive—along with editor-in-chief Farhan Mohamed—is changing the way people consume news in Vancouver and across Canada. Sumal and Mohamed spoke recently about their rebranded site, expanding eastward and how Daily Hive continues to thrive. Do you […]

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