When most of Toronto is fast asleep, CBC's Tony Smyth is scanning the airwaves for the next big story. Eric Mark Do gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be a camera operator capturing local news in the dark of night.
What was it like to be part of the CBC machine covering the Olympics? David Common reflects on reporting from the ground in Sochi and the logistical beast that is the Winter Games.
Time consuming, crazy-making and a vital tool for investigative reporting: Anna Mehler Paperny, senior producer of globalnews.ca's investigative data desk, explains the ins and outs of data-driven journalism and why more journalists should be crunching numbers.
If you just report what a politician says, you get called nothing more than a lackey or a mindless stenographer. Report on whether the politician got the facts right, and you’ll likely be called a biased, partisan hack. Here, Torontoist editor-in-chief Hamutal Dotan explains why her news outlet fact-checked the mayor.
Many journalists have worked on a Nelson Mandela story, far fewer are lucky enough to have met him. Michael Smith shares his personal brush with greatness, and describes how Mandela left an impression that will last a lifetime.
Trying to improve your storytelling or looking for some tips on how to kick your camera work up a notch? Look no further than Canadian Broadcasters—a Facebook group created by two photojournalists that's crowdsourcing constructive critiques. Simon Jones explains why.
Twenty years ago, field notes editor Nicole Blanchett Neheli graduated from Ryerson's journalism program. News practice has changed remarkably between now and then. Here, she looks at the past, present and future of an industry trying to grapple with a rapidly changing media landscape and lots of uncharted territory.
Many journalism students dream of working overseas, but Lily Martin turned fantasy into reality. How? Research. Here in J-Source she explains how being able to find people and information–especially through social media–makes you an asset abroad, and why you need to do your research before you pack your bags.
Wondering how to land a coveted job out of j-school? CBC's Justin Grant explains how he went from the clasroom, to an internship, to a job in a newsroom within weeks of graduation, and shares some tips on surviving in the real world.
Days after devastating floods ripped through Calgary, some parts of the city are still in a state of emergency. Here on J-Source, CTV Calgary's Karen Owen shares her story of what it was like to produce hours of breaking, live, television news coverage as the drama unfolded.