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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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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Should Journalists Report on Reality or Censor Viewers?

Looking at the journalistic differences between Canadian and Latin American broadcasting. By Desirée Garcia  Flipping through channels in Latin America, raw footage of shootings, torture and violence is as common as Saturday morning cartoons. Anyone who has grown up in a Latino-Canadian household has experienced the divide between the two styles of newscasting. The default […]

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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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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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