Student journalists: remaining unshaken amidst challenges

Staying alive through the deadlines – the motivations behind the journalism students of British Columbia By Cameron Thomson School is tough –– ask anyone with a degree and they will make sure you know they earned it. The challenges that come up in journalism school are unique to the trade.  From talking to people on […]

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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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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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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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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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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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