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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The Golden Era of Journalism

Media in Canada is changing every day, and according to reporter Ian Gill, we’re on the cusp of a golden era of journalism­—despite all evidence to the contrary. Gill moved to Vancouver from Australia in the 1980s, and worked for the Vancouver Sun for seven years, followed by several years as a television reporter for […]

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