The Balancing Act Between Activism and Journalism

Debate continues between journalists on whether you can produce a balanced story as an activist. By Nikitha Martins and Taesa Hodel  A photo of hundreds of people marching down Davie Street cheering and waving pride flags is displayed at the head of Charmaine de Silva’s Twitter profile. During de Silva’s time as assistant news director […]

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Women in Sports Journalism Hurdle For Fair Play

Despite their significant progress, female sports reporters are still fighting for fair representation. By Desirée Garcia Karen Thomson’s love of competition drew her to sports as a child, though she never could have guessed what challenges awaited her as she progressed within the journalistic niche. Thomson, a veteran of TV and radio, credits her sports-loving […]

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Editor’s Note

By Gabrielle Plonka  Putting together a magazine in just eight weeks on the current state of journalism in B.C. felt impossible after only two years of study. It still does, though we seem to have achieved it. We are a small team, and we have been since we started in September 2017. We know each […]

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Fashionably Late

Marilyn Wilson never thought that, at the age of 50, her life would take a sharp turn in the direction of fashion. “It didn’t come easy, the writing didn’t come easy,” says Wilson, now 62. “I had to fight and I’m still fighting every inch of the way.” Wilson recounts her improbable journey during a […]

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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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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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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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Standing Up For Students

Reporting on sexual assault can often be a difficult task, but for Canadian Press reporter Laura Kane, the impact her stories have had on how assaults are handled on college campuses makes it all worthwhile. Kane has written close to a dozen stories about campus sexual assault. Her reporting began in 2015 when Steven Galloway, […]

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