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Field Notes

What does it take to run a sustainable news startup?
1 year 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
1 year 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
The future of videojournalism at CTV
2 years ago

The future of videojournalism at CTV

Traditional reporting jobs in limbo at CTV1 as Bell Media restructures
Another tool in the toolbox
2 years ago

Another tool in the toolbox

How newspapers are utilizing podcasts to grow their audiences and revenue
The Logic’s David Skok on its new partnership with Postmedia
2 years ago

The Logic’s David Skok on its new partnership with Postmedia

What’s next for the year-old journalism startup having established itself as a major new player and now, taken on a strategic investment
Former reporter creates ‘Rate my Professor’ for newsrooms
2 years ago

Former reporter creates ‘Rate my Professor’ for newsrooms

This piece was originally published on Columbia Journalism Review’s website and appears here with the editor’s permission. In a corner of a big, empty Krispy Kreme in Atlanta, Valeria Sistrunk is nibbling on a donut. She is 27, with wide…
Hope in the local news landscape
2 years ago

Hope in the local news landscape

2019 issue of the RRJ takes a look at how small communities across Canada are fighting to keep local reporting alive