Between streeters, stand-ups and internships, journalism school can feel overwhelming at times. Angelina Irinici has compiled this list of resources for students that should help them navigate tricky assignments and grey-area ethical situations.
Welcome to j-school, new students of 2012 — you need not fear under-preparedness. In an effort to help new students start off on the right foot, J-Source’s summer reporter and fourth-year Ryerson journalism student Angelina Irinici recalls the five things she wishes someone had told her before she started journalism school.
It’s a problem that has resulted in violence and bloodshed: Indigenous people in Brazil who exercise their right to return to ancestral land are finding that the land has been used for farming for some time. Journalism students from the University of British Columbia traveled to Brazil to document the conflict between indigenous people and farmers that much of mainstream media has ignored until now. Angelina Irinici talks to Sam Eifling, who was part of the team whose final work was featured in The New York Times, about the project, the importance of preparation and the results their reporting produced.
The country’s only organization of journalists has virtually shut down its Montreal chapter.
Postmedia announced today that it has selected a new head office in downtown Toronto.
Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: CRTC approves the $1.3 billion sale of MLSE’s TV channels to Bell and Rogers, London Community News reporter wins international print prize, RCMP officer writes approval letter to CRTC of Bell’s Astral takeover and student journalists in Georgia walk out from their paper. And today’s read: One of the members of the punk band Pussy Riot, that was charged with hooliganism, may be a Canadian citizen.
Today’s media links from Canada and beyond: Bell’s $80 million response to Quebecor’s stance against Astral takeover, CRTC favours CBC Music in a challenge against the broadcaster, what CBC can learn from London 2012 and the struggling side of Reuters. And today’s read: after interviewing some of Marineland’s previous employees, the Toronto Star has learned that animals at the attraction are suffering, though owners deny all allegations.
Last month's Danzig Street shooting in Scarborough, Ont. left two dead, 23 wounded and the media in a frenzy. Reporters flooded the neighbourhood, used social media to track down sources and wrote endlessly about the event. Priya Ramanujam, a journalist and resident of Scarborough, finds some media coverage lacked an understanding of the neighbourhood and its residents.
Toronto jail guard Andrea Roussel told her story about working even after her sex reassignment surgery. What was it like telling all to the Toronto Star's Peter Edwards. Roussel tells Romayne Smith Fullerton.