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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Keeping Up Appearances

Women journalists are no strangers to dealing with sexism in the workplace. And while progress has been made in recent decades amongst women in the industry, resistance to their success—and challenges not faced by their male colleagues—remain. Margo Goodhand knows well some of the struggles that face women journalists. Goodhand was the first female editor […]

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Growing the Hive

From his parents’ basement to 7.5 million page views per month, Karm Sumal, co-founder of Vancouver-based national website Daily Hive—along with editor-in-chief Farhan Mohamed—is changing the way people consume news in Vancouver and across Canada. Sumal and Mohamed spoke recently about their rebranded site, expanding eastward and how Daily Hive continues to thrive. Do you […]

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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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