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About Spencer Turcotte

Spencer Turcotte is J-Source's summer reporter/researcher. He can be reached at spencer.turcotte@ryerson.ca, and on Twitter @turcottespencer.
Latest Posts | By Spencer Turcotte
VIDEO: A new leaf—The future of Canadian cannabis reporting
2 years ago

VIDEO: A new leaf—The future of Canadian cannabis reporting

Journalists analyze the evolution of cannabis reporting in Canada as legalization approaches.
Three Canadian media outlets among 2018 Online Journalism Awards finalists
2 years ago

Three Canadian media outlets among 2018 Online Journalism Awards finalists

Winners will be announced at the Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet in September.
Local newspaper crossword at a crossroads
2 years ago

Local newspaper crossword at a crossroads

The Peterborough Examiner now has two crosswords to offset the loss of the puzzle they had through Postmedia.
New documentary will look at state of Canadian journalism industry
2 years ago

New documentary will look at state of Canadian journalism industry

Shattered is directed Lindsay Fitzgerald, a graduate of Ryerson’s journalism and documentary-media MFA programs.
New research hub will look at news media’s influence on public policy
2 years ago

New research hub will look at news media’s influence on public policy

The Media Centre for Public Policy and Knowledge Mobilization is led by Dr. Shannon Sampert, editor-in-chief of EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Carleton student newspaper launches crowdfunding campaign
2 years ago

Carleton student newspaper launches crowdfunding campaign

Student newspapers face many of the same pressures as larger media outlets.
Finalists announced for 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize
2 years ago

Finalists announced for 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize

Finalists for the Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting were announced on July 11, 2018. The Queen’s Journal had three nominated positions out of the six total shortlisted finalist pieces. The prize was first…
La Presse’s new not-for-profit structure “a leap of faith”
2 years ago

La Presse’s new not-for-profit structure “a leap of faith”

There’s a lot of interest in non-profit news models — but no silver bullets for success.
The Discourse hosts workshops to improve coverage of refugee stories
2 years ago

The Discourse hosts workshops to improve coverage of refugee stories

Workshops led to development of two toolkits for journalists and migrants to use.
Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers
2 years ago

Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers

The Globe and Mail is testing a new feature that could enhance readers’ understanding of its online stories and the mechanics of its journalism. Globe and Mail reporter Susan Krashinsky Robertson has taken a three-month leave from her reporting duties…