A Change of Pace and Direction

The mounting pressure on the journalism industry has made some reporters decide to set down their notebook and pen and switch over to communications and public relations work. Whether it’s for the sake of a career change or to escape the relentlessness of the newsroom, journalists switching into communications are part of a growing trend. […]

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Canadian Echo Chambers

Before the Internet, news in Canada was gleaned from sources that enjoyed a significant level of public trust. CBC, Global and CTV competed for the loyalty of TV watchers, CBC dominated the radio, while The Globe and Mail was Canada’s national newspaper. Then, in the 1990s, things started to change. The Internet began to enter […]

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Muzzling Student Media

In the eyes of many budding reporters, student unions are a treasure troves of stories. But accessing those stories has often proved difficult. For years, reporters for The Voice have tried to write about their student union, the Langara Students’ Union (LSU), with little success. Whether writing about student union events or bylaw changes, the […]

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The Decline of the Beat Reporter

Beat reporting is becoming a thing of the past, as many media outlets no longer have the funds to support it. Instead of focusing on one area of expertise, modern journalists are required to cover all kinds of topics, while constantly adapting. With fewer beat reporters than ever, those who remain are adamant that specialization […]

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