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Aug 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The newsroom can be a tricky place for an intern. You need to impress but you don’t want to step on any toes. Zev Singer shares his tips for interns. 

May 26, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

UBC journalism grad Jimmy Thomson and a close circle of friends launched Worst, a blog about media, entrepreneurship and millennials. They had access to writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, web designers and people with the business savvy to help keep them afloat, so why wait for a job offer?

Apr 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Yes, there is some uneasiness caused by CUP's diminishing finances, but the organization is in for an exciting transformation, writes national executive Jane Lytvynenko. 

Apr 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Twitter Canada’s Steve Ladurantaye, Council of Ontario Universities’ Wendy McCann and National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Shelley Robinson will each sit for a one-year term. 

Apr 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

I am a proud CUPpie and always will be, writes Robert Murray, but somewhere in the past decade, the Canadian University Press lost its way. When the large papers didn’t get the say they felt they deserved, they left the organization, taking their revenues and resources with them. What those papers left behind was a trail of infighting and petty attacks that brought the needs of individuals ahead of the needs of the group.

Apr 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Unpaid internships are not “free” work since you still get something valuable out of it—a byline, writes Andrew Snook.

Apr 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Canadian University Press has eliminated its two full-time positions of president and national bureau chief and consolidated the work into one national executive position. 

Apr 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

What’s life like after J-School? Adrian Ma, Rana Abdel Latif, and Marit Mitchell, members of Ryerson University's first cohort of Master of Journalism students share what the alumni are up to, how they got to where they are, and their advice on how to make the most of your degree. 

Mar 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As the news industry continues to shed jobs, freelancing skills have never been more important for prospective journalists. So, what makes a good freelancer? How do you sell your work to different markets, including foreign media? What role does social media play in a freelancer’s career? We get the answers from two freelance journalists: Matt Braga, a former National Post technology reporter, and Andrew Livingstone, a former Toronto Star reporter. Join host Brennan Reid, a Wilfrid Laurier University journalism student, on Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. ET for this live chat. Tweet your questions for Braga and Livingstone using #FreelanceChat.

Mar 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

While covering the Olympics in a foreign country presents logistical challenges, working at home in Canada to manage the deluge of content coming in from the Sochi Games had its own set of challenges. Ryerson journalism student Alex Chippin shares what he learned on his internship at Yahoo Canada Sports. 

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