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J-schools lag behind in teaching prized data journalism skills
4 weeks ago

J-schools lag behind in teaching prized data journalism skills

Professors tend to believe their students don’t want to do math. As a result, more frequently used tools like social media are emphasized, leaving new reporters behind on complex analysis tasks valued (if underutilized) by newsrooms
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
2 months ago

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

Narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. Protests about anti-Black racism and Indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent
Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar
3 months ago

Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar

There’s a creeping conformity taking place on the web
Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters
3 months ago

Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters

Countries around the world value the public’s right to know. But that principle can look very different place to place
We mapped all the media impacts of COVID-19 in Canada
3 months ago

We mapped all the media impacts of COVID-19 in Canada

From pay cuts to layoffs, print reductions to closures, thousands across the industry are hit hard by the pandemic
Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat
5 months ago

Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat

What re-reading Camus’s The Plague can tell us about media, literature and social memory in times of crisis
New research project explores best practices for philanthropic support for journalism
6 months ago

New research project explores best practices for philanthropic support for journalism

By  •  News, Research
A new study launched by the Local News Research Project at Ryerson’s School of Journalism will explore what can be learned from other countries about philanthropic support for news media
Why are j-school students saying no to reporting careers?
7 months ago

Why are j-school students saying no to reporting careers?

Journalism students have very different ideas about what a reporting career means to them. But it’s the ones who value journalism’s role in democracy that stay the course
Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers
7 months ago

Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers

By  •  Work, Research
Home/work: Understanding work-at-home freelancing in Toronto is a new research project led by Nancy Worth, assistant professor in geography and environmental management at the University of Waterloo
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up
7 months ago

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it profitable