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About Jane Gerster

Jane Gerster is a reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Vice, and Makivik Magazine, among others.
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Facebook and Ryerson launch Digital News Innovation Challenge
3 years ago

Facebook and Ryerson launch Digital News Innovation Challenge

A digital news incubator will award $100,000 to five finalists — but how involved will Facebook be?
Omar Mouallem on the art of reflection
3 years ago

Omar Mouallem on the art of reflection

The longform magazine writer leads the pack at this year’s National Magazine Awards, with four writing nominations.

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A Disappearance in Damascus grapples with some of journalism’s toughest ethical questions
4 years ago

A Disappearance in Damascus grapples with some of journalism’s toughest ethical questions

By  •  Work, Ethics
Deborah Campbell, A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War. Knopf, 2016. 352 pages. $28.32. By Jane Gerster “Do you think anything you write will make a difference?” A young Iraqi interpreter…
Patti Sonntag spearheads Canadian collaborative investigative journalism project
4 years ago

Patti Sonntag spearheads Canadian collaborative investigative journalism project

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign. By Jane Gerster The first time Patti Sonntag tried to pitch a hands-on investigative class about resource extraction companies to Canadian journalism schools she was met with enthusiastic but noncommittal…
Are Canadian public editors and ombuds independent enough to do their jobs?
4 years ago

Are Canadian public editors and ombuds independent enough to do their jobs?

By  •  News, Ethics
By Jane Gerster In her first column as the Toronto Star’s public editor, Sharon Burnside wryly noted, “Readers will look after the swelled head.” It was March 2005 and she’d held the post all of seven hours, had already written…