Last Word With Clive Jackson

Clive Jackson discusses his thirty-five-year long career with Global TV and the future of journalism. By Cloe Logan  In the 25 years Clive Jackson spent as the assignment editor at Global TV, Jackson brought acclaim to the station as both an expert chaser of breaking news and a master storyteller. Before his time on the […]

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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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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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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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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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Chirping Online

The days of grabbing newspapers hot off the press are dwindling. While traditional media outlets might still be the primary news source for many people, Twitter has become a key player in breaking stories. The online site has become the go-to platform thanks to its ability to share content instantly, and while immediacy is a […]

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Reading Between the Lines

When a company wants publicity, it often works with a public relations firm on a press release. Many journalists—pressed for time and facing decreased newsroom resources—rely on these releases to tell their story. The symbiotic relationship between public relations and journalism presents both risks and opportunities. Press releases represent a gold mine of information for […]

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Developing Photojournalism

Rapid advancements in camera technology in the last two decades have transformed the role of the photojournalist. In 1994, the first digital press camera became available: The Associated Press NC2000, by Nikon, which was developed alongside Kodak. When initially released, the NC2000 sold for around $17,000. Compared to the size of a modern DSLR, the […]

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