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Field Notes

Reporting on the elusive Toronto Sun editor
1 year ago

Reporting on the elusive Toronto Sun editor

The RRJ’s Sarah Krichel goes behind the scenes into her deep dive on Adrienne Batra’s career and navigating how to hold her and her paper accountable — with and without her help
Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes
1 year ago

Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes

Presented with the Spencer Moore Award for Lifetime Contributions, citizen researcher and Ryerson Centre for Free Expression senior fellow chronicles public impact struggles in health, human rights and more
Inside APTN’s history-making Cree NHL broadcast
1 year ago

Inside APTN’s history-making Cree NHL broadcast

It took the better part of a decade to bring to life but the nation’s first Cree language sports broadcast aired on March 24 on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. “Surreal,” “overwhelming” and “electrifying” was how musician Earl Wood described…
Ryerson Review of Journalism takes on Ford and Trump
1 year ago

Ryerson Review of Journalism takes on Ford and Trump

The 2019 editor goes inside the 35-year-old student magazine’s ominous cover package
Why faith groups in Winnipeg are funding religious journalism at the Free Press
1 year ago

Why faith groups in Winnipeg are funding religious journalism at the Free Press

Free Press religion reporter John Longhurst on the paper’s work ramping up the faith beat
How beat reporting in 2019 works at 3 different-sized outlets across Canada
1 year ago

How beat reporting in 2019 works at 3 different-sized outlets across Canada

As newsrooms shrink across the country, editors are seeking a balance between keeping up with daily demands and developing areas of expertise
Here’s how metrics and analytics are changing newsroom practice
2 years ago

Here’s how metrics and analytics are changing newsroom practice

There’s an ongoing debate about whether the influence of audience data is good or bad for journalistic practice. But it’s not the audience data that’s an issue – it’s the way they’re used
Data storytelling in a diversifying field
2 years ago

Data storytelling in a diversifying field

How data journalism and coding are changing the landscape of investigative journalism
Crackdown podcast brings listeners to frontlines of drug war
2 years ago

Crackdown podcast brings listeners to frontlines of drug war

New program aims to change the conversation by focusing on users’ lived experiences.
It’s a fact
2 years ago

It’s a fact

Angie Holan is sitting at her desk, lost in the chatter of the newsroom around her. Phones ringing, keyboards clicking, pens stroking across pieces of paper. It is March 25, 2008, and her thoughts are interrupted by the sound of…