Would Canadians Benefit From Licensed Journalists?

What some journalists are doing to avoid Fake News. By Mandy Moon  Canada doesn’t have a heavy-handed approach to how journalism is practised. But some say that a licensing system would improve the quality of reporting in this country, offering it as a possible solution to the problem of fake news. In December of 2016, […]

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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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Going Mobile

A glimpse into the intrepid field reporter’s technological toolkit. Story by Mathilda de Villiers and Cloe Logan According to Katie Mercer, journalists who say the trade is broken simply haven’t adapted. “Print’s not dead,” she says. “It’s online.” Mercer is Glacier Media’s social media and web content guru. She oversees over 60 community publications, ping-ponging […]

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Decolonizing Journalism: The Next Steps

Mending the broken relationship between the Indigenous community and Canadian journalism. By Mandy Moon and Taesa Hodel  One weekend about 50 years ago, in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, a charity event was held where attendees were expected to show up in costume. On the following Monday, the front page of the Alberni paper ran […]

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Small-town Reporters Take a New Approach

With sizes of rural newsrooms dwindling down, a new business model could give smaller news publications hope for the future. By Cameron Thomson Small-town newsrooms are shrinking, and with them, the ability to produce groundbreaking investigative stories. The Discourse, in five short years, has become one of the few exceptions to that rule. The Vancouver-based […]

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How Video Journalists Are Transforming Conventional Newsrooms

Citytv’s bold move to nix traditional news anchors and steer towards a one-person newsroom. By Agazy Mengesha As the winds of change sweep across the media landscape, the technology used in broadcast journalism has, for the most part, remained constant. The focus in TV has been on enhancing the viewer experience, instead of changing it, […]

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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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Loss of Faith

Throughout his life, Vancouver Sun religion reporter Douglas Todd has faced hardships, which led him to a life dedicated to the exploration of faith through journalism. Though his beliefs have helped him find meaning, it has not stopped him from reporting critically. Todd grew up an atheist, but once he met people with other beliefs […]

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Women of the World

After Haiti’s devastating earthquake hit in January 2010, Daniele Hamamdjian touched down in the impoverished nation as part of the first international reporting team to tell the story. That story would change her life. An Ottawa-based parliamentary correspondent for CTV News at the time, Hamamdjian soon found herself walking along roads littered with tarp-covered bodies […]

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