Hitting the Paywall

As audiences turn to the Internet and away from traditional news platforms, media organizations have had to find new ways to fund their journalism. One method used by many media companies is the paywall—providing news to online readers, but at a price. While paywalls represent a revenue solution for journalism, they also pose a growing barrier […]

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Priced Out of Vancouver

 To make it as a journalist these days is a struggle, no matter where you’re based or what you’re reporting on. The media industry is in turmoil, and good jobs are increasingly hard to hold on to. But for reporters living in Canada’s most expensive city, survival has become an even more precarious proposition—especially for […]

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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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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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Party of One

The modern journalist is expected to know the ins and outs of all aspects of the trade. The ability to interview, write, photograph and edit is now mandatory in today’s industry, partly due to shrinking newsrooms and the reduction of journalists specializing in one field or another. Samantha Anderson is the editor of the Cloverdale […]

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Skipping the Middleman

Non-profit organizations have managed to carve out their own space in the journalism world by speaking directly to their audiences through self-published magazines. When it comes to storytelling, these magazines have a strong impact on interested readers while simultaneously benefitting the organization’s cause. Sarah Roth, president and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation, has been […]

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The Golden Era of Journalism

Media in Canada is changing every day, and according to reporter Ian Gill, we’re on the cusp of a golden era of journalism­—despite all evidence to the contrary. Gill moved to Vancouver from Australia in the 1980s, and worked for the Vancouver Sun for seven years, followed by several years as a television reporter for […]

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