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Mar 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

JHR and Loyalist College also recently announced a scholarship that will give mentees in the northern Ontario program the opportunity to spend eight weeks at the Loyalist-Trent Summer Institute in Journalism in Belleville, Ont., studying the fundamentals of journalism. The scholarship will cover the participant’s tuition and accommodation costs for the eight-week period.  In its pilot year, the Journalists for Human Rights program in northern Ontario has received a mixed reaction, with one community withdrawing its invitation to a journalism mentor. Others say the program has been a positive experience. 

Jan 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A J-Source survey of 339 Canadian news columnists found that—at least in terms of age and gender—they do not accurately represent the Canadian population. 

Sep 05, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A new Journalists for Human Rights study shows that stories about aboriginal issues made up less than one per cent of media coverage for three years running – despite events such as the Attawapiskat housing crisis and the Idle No More movement.

Jul 25, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

Here's a theory that could help newspapers win their most lucrative ad audience back: Perhaps editors should pay more attention to studies of what women actually do instead of relying on what market researchers say they do, argues The Tyee's media columnist Shannon Rupp. Stats show women have more formal education than men and prefer long, narrative reads. Rupp says those stats suggest “your female audience is smart and you'd better be writing up to them, not down.”

Apr 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Join a panel of leading Vancouver news media journalists, featuring Vancouver Sun deputy managing editor Adrienne Tanner, CBC's Theresa Lalonde, Vancouver Observer's editor-in-chief Linda Solomon and managing editor Jenny Uechi, public relations specialist Katharine Sawchuk and moderator Sacha DeVoretz. 

Mar 27, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Who does the reporting and does ethnic background make a difference in reporting style when reporting on South Asian stories? These are some of the questions explored at the South Asian Journalists Association panel in Toronto. 

Mar 21, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It’s 2013. Visible minorities are 50% of the GTA population. What impact has this had in the coverage of stories that fall outside what is considered "the mainstream?" Are the shootings at the Sikh gurdwara in the U.S., Tamil protests in Toronto or the Shafia murders treated like any other story or treated as stories about a specific community? Who does the reporting and does ethnic background make a difference in reporting style? J-Source live blogged the SAJA talk. 

Jan 17, 2013 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

If the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network wasn't already on your radar, it likely is now. The small network has been on the Idle No More protest story since it began on Dec. 10.

Apr 04, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Journalists report on a colourful world. So why are newsrooms so white? That is the question that Iris Estrada answers in this piece published in the latest issue of the King’s Journalism Review. 

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Newsroom Diversity

Reporting on cultures, religions, lifestyles and other aspects of diversity requires a fine balance of sensitivity and truthfulness. Here we explore the various issues associated with this beat.

      

   

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