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Field Notes

In times of protest and pandemic, queer journalism is vital
6 months ago

In times of protest and pandemic, queer journalism is vital

The RRJ’s Sean Young reports on new editorial directions at Xtra, while the publication reacts to a pandemic and police brutality protests in ways only queer community journalism can
What does the past, present and future look like in unprecedented times?
7 months ago

What does the past, present and future look like in unprecedented times?

The RRJ’s 2020 editor on what a print magazine on the state of journalism conceived pre-COVID can still tell us about how to move forward
Inside a northern collaboration
8 months ago

Inside a northern collaboration

The crew behind a collaboration by Up Here and APTN prove that the connections that make reporting run deep can only be made on the ground
Inside the manhunt
8 months ago

Inside the manhunt

A reporter’s look into covering the cross-country manhunt for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod
How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators
8 months ago

How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators

Many are now setting their viewing mode to 'private’ to control where their work is being published
What does it take to run a sustainable news startup?
11 months ago

What does it take to run a sustainable news startup?

Canada has seen a sharp increase in the number of media startups in the last few years. Here’s how four have managed to sustain themselves
Refugee pirate radio tracks forgotten Burundi conflict
12 months ago

Refugee pirate radio tracks forgotten Burundi conflict

Since the summer of 2015, journalists in exile are attracting growing WhatsApp audiences at home
Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors
1 year ago

Balancing privacy and transparency when reporting on minors

Journalists on the challenges of holding the youth justice system to account
Canadian media needs to take further steps in recognizing diverse preferences in disability language
1 year ago

Canadian media needs to take further steps in recognizing diverse preferences in disability language

Many style guides recommend person-first language, but disabled communities are split
Can women’s media ever be “authentically” feminist?
2 years ago

Can women’s media ever be “authentically” feminist?

The RRJ's Katherine Singh explores the state of commerce and the limits of feminism in women's magazines