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Just another schmuck with a camera

To celebrate our new partnership with the Langara Journalism Review, an all-journalism publication from B.C.-based Langara College's j-program, we're featuring the 2011 cover story on photojournalist Andy Clark. Clark may say he's just another schmuck with a camera, but as Langara writer Leasa Hachey writes, he also gets the shot nobody else does. Read on for a taste of what great stuff you can expect from Langara this school year – especially with a new website on the way.

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Brought to you by J-Source: The top 27 books every j-student should read

After you're done checking out all the sites on our primer, take a break from the web, and get back into school-mode with a good book. We asked J-Source readers for their picks then added a few of our own. You'll find some old staples on the list, some new, and, even better, some Canadian. Tell us what we missed and we'll mark it as a new addition and add it to the list.

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Some traditional critics would have you believe the Internet is an intellectual wasteland. Ryerson Review of Journalism writer Ava Baccari tells us why they are so wrong.

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RRJ wins big

The Ryerson Review of Journalism won multiple awards at the recent annual Association for Education in Journalism Mass Communication's Student Magazine Contest. In addition to placing top in the single issue category, three articles from the Winter, 2011 issue also won (two firsts and a second) — as well as two articles in the Summer, 2011 issue (two third places). Haven't picked up a copy yet? Check out Stephen Baldwin's newly-honoured AEJMC winning piece Vice Goes Global: How a foul-mouthed upstart became an unlikely outlet of praiseworthy journalism.

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War Torn

When foreign lands fall into chaos. In this memoir, Ryerson Review of Journalism reporter Vesna Plazacic asks why her younger self blamed Canadian media for failing to fully expose what happened during the Bosnian War, or as she calls it the Bosnian horror.
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Echoes of a Proud Nation: full documentary

Reporting within a small community presents its own challenges, but media in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake face a much larger, longstanding conflict with neighbouring Francophone media. The community of 8,000 is located across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal and is home to a flourishing local media, with its own newspaper, online news outlet and radio and television stations. We bring you inside Kahnawake with Echoes of a Proud Nation, a documentary produced by a team of Ryerson University Masters students.
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Do anchors still matter?

Ryerson Review of Journalism writer Jenna Wootton looks into the real meaning of Dawna Friesen, Global National’s news anchor — and the host of tonight’s Canadian Journalism Foundation’s 14th Annual Awards Gala.
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Quick off the mark

Who’s leading the way in the great media apps race? Ryerson Review of Journalism writer Brian Liu investigates the future of mobile media. 
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Missing the target

The Globe and Mail is ignoring educated people under thirty-five, writes Annie Burns-Pieper. What’s more, she adds, if changes aren’t made soon it’s going to cost them. Big time.

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How do I make my reputation as big as I can? Ryerson Review of Journalism writer Kristen Chamberlain looks into the wisdom of branding herself.
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