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News health bolstered by local collaborations, expert’s work shows
3 months ago

News health bolstered by local collaborations, expert’s work shows

Collaborations between newsrooms and community members could be key to saving local news, says an expert in journalism and community engagement.
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Enabling people with mental illness to make films could challenge media stereotypes, say researchers
11 months ago

Enabling people with mental illness to make films could challenge media stereotypes, say researchers

By Allison Ridgway for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre

Three Canadian researchers are giving people who’ve experienced mental illnesses the resources and training to make their own documentary films to… Continue Reading Enabling people with mental illness to make films could challenge media stereotypes, say researchers

Updated rules for language, terms for marginalized communities being discussed for new edition of Canadian Press Stylebook
12 months ago

Updated rules for language, terms for marginalized communities being discussed for new edition of Canadian Press Stylebook

By Allison Ridgway and Ania Bessonov 

The Canadian Press (CP) is discussing how to update its stylebook to reflect changing language surrounding LGBTQ, Indigenous and disabled communities, CP’s editor-in-chief said during a… Continue Reading Updated rules for language, terms for marginalized communities being discussed for new edition of Canadian Press Stylebook

Ryerson journalism prof navigates censorship while teaching in China
1 year ago

Ryerson journalism prof navigates censorship while teaching in China

Ryerson professor Anne McNeilly wasn’t sure what to expect when she travelled to China last spring to teach media ethics and news reporting.
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Kamal Al-Solaylee’s new book explores the complexities of having brown skin
1 year ago

Kamal Al-Solaylee’s new book explores the complexities of having brown skin

By Allison Ridgway for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre

When Kamal Al-Solaylee saw a group of Filipina maids enjoying a picnic in a Hong Kong park during their time off… Continue Reading Kamal Al-Solaylee’s new book explores the complexities of having brown skin