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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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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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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Stephen Quinn: A Year After Inheriting B.C.s #1 Radio Show

An in-depth look at Quinn’s journey to reaching his 4 a.m. dream job. By Amanda Poole When Rick Cluff—the longtime host of The Early Edition—announced his retirement in December 2017, many wondered about the fate of CBC Radio’s flagship morning show. The show has been key to the success of Vancouver’s most-listened-to radio station, and […]

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Collected Tweets

Langara Journalism Review’s list of voices to follow is a selection of prominent B.C. journalists who provide in-depth coverage of the province. While much of their work is published in mainstream news outlets, these journalists provide extra reporting and insight from their Twitter accounts. Travis Lupick, Andrea Woo and Nick Eagland are focused on the […]

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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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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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