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How a student uncovered the peak of SFU’s mould problem
4 years ago

How a student uncovered the peak of SFU’s mould problem

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Mohamed Sheriffdeen talks about his JHM-nominated story: his research, process and what it’s like to be nominated for your first news story.
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Behind the scenes of a viral video

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Yahoo Canada’s Jenny Sung explains how her video of a campaign volunteer comparing Doug Ford’s mayoral race loss to ISIS attacks went viral.
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Stories that whisper, instead of screaming
5 years ago

Stories that whisper, instead of screaming

For a seven-day stretch, TC Media writers filed stories from their communities that sought to capture small yet poignant moments.
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Letting long-dead people tell their own stories in Canada’s History
5 years ago

Letting long-dead people tell their own stories in Canada’s History

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A recent cover story in Canada’s History showcases 17 first-hand accounts of “what it’s like” to be in that moment.
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What happened inside Parliament Hill during the Ottawa shooting: Q&A with Justin Ling
5 years ago

What happened inside Parliament Hill during the Ottawa shooting: Q&A with Justin Ling

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Justin Ling, a freelance journalist in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, was locked inside the cafeteria for hours after shots were fired on Parliament Hill last week.
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Behind the scenes: How journalists covered the Ottawa attack from the streets and in the newsroom

Canadian news coverage of the Ottawa attack has been praised around the world for its restraint in the face of terror, many being lockdown or out of their newsrooms, as well as conflicting and confusing information on social media. So how did newsrooms cover the attack?
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6 reasons why interviewing streeters is awesome
5 years ago

6 reasons why interviewing streeters is awesome

Talking with non-officials and non-experts about their experiences is one of the best parts of being a reporter. Yes, it can be tough. But here are six reasons to keep reaching out to them. 

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Why are grants funding freelancers so vital?
5 years ago

Why are grants funding freelancers so vital?

Ann Silversides wouldn’t have been able to fly north and dig deeply into Nunavut’s nursing crisis were it not for a grant funding her work. 

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How Sheridan students ended up shortlisted for a Data Journalism Award
5 years ago

How Sheridan students ended up shortlisted for a Data Journalism Award

Teaching Gen Ys is a challenge. First off, you have to capture their attention when students can access myriad interesting conversations and games on their computers and phones while you natter on at the front of the classroom. And often, it seems like you’re in a room full of people who have high expectations about getting good grades but little interest in working on assignments. So how can you engage these multitasking millenials?

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