Skipping the Middleman

Non-profit organizations have managed to carve out their own space in the journalism world by speaking directly to their audiences through self-published magazines. When it comes to storytelling, these magazines have a strong impact on interested readers while simultaneously benefitting the organization’s cause. Sarah Roth, president and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation, has been […]

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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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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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