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About H.G. Watson

H.G. Watson was J-Source's managing editor from 2015 to 2018. She is a journalist based in Toronto. You can learn more about her at hgwatson.com.
Latest Posts | By H.G. Watson
COVID-19 social distancing leaves many journalism interns in limbo
3 months ago

COVID-19 social distancing leaves many journalism interns in limbo

Experiential learning is a major part of most journalism programs. While many students won’t get that opportunity this year, media schools are shifting course to salvage placements
Postmedia and Mary Brown’s serve up free content
4 months ago

Postmedia and Mary Brown’s serve up free content

By  •  News
Fried chicken chain partnership lets newspaper company drop paywall in April
Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors
8 months ago

Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors

Journalists on the challenges of holding the youth justice system to account
A generation of journalists are struggling
2 years ago

A generation of journalists are struggling

Over the last three years, I’ve had some version of this conversation with countless young Canadian journalists. “I’m so anxious right now.” “My work laid off 15 per cent of the staff and I’m really scared I’m next.” “I’m pretty…
Journalism jobs: October 17
2 years ago

Journalism jobs: October 17

Want your job posting featured? Tweet it to us or use the hashtag #cdnmediamoves. Call for pitches CTV News Channel is looking for freelance news writers. If you are interested, send a resume and writing samples to Lis.travers@bellmedia.ca pic.twitter.com/vRNnMFee9f
A window into USMCA trade talks coverage with Katie Simpson
2 years ago

A window into USMCA trade talks coverage with Katie Simpson

By  •  News, Politics
“We're there to ask questions. I think it's important that we are there to do that for a Canadian outlet”: Simpson
Media on the Move: October 10
2 years ago

Media on the Move: October 10

By  •  News, People
Here’s our regular update on the moves, hires and promotions in Canadian journalism. Want your job move featured? Tweet it to us or use the hashtag #cdnmediamoves. Longtime Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons has an important new job. Yeah.…
Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in the last 10 years
2 years ago

Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in the last 10 years

According to data collected by the Local News Research Project, a majority of closures have been community papers.
Ryerson and Facebook Digital News Innovation Challenge awards $100,000 to five startups
2 years ago

Ryerson and Facebook Digital News Innovation Challenge awards $100,000 to five startups

Among the winners is an app that lets people make micro-podcasts and a sports newsletter aimed at women.
Journalism Jobs: October 3
2 years ago

Journalism Jobs: October 3

Want your job posting featured? Tweet it to us or use the hashtag #cdnmediamoves. Summer positions The @globeandmail is looking to hire #reporters, #editors, designers and multimedia staff for the summer of 2019. “How to apply for…