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About Tamara Baluja

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.
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6 reasons why interviewing streeters is awesome
7 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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Colin Horgan joins federal Liberals as a speech writer
7 years ago

Colin Horgan joins federal Liberals as a speech writer

By  •  Politics

Horgan, a former Parliament Hill reporter for iPolitics.ca, has joined the federal Liberals as a speechwriter. 

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Ask a Mentor: How do you network with journalists?
7 years ago

Ask a Mentor: How do you network with journalists?

By  •  News

Networking is a big part of job hunting, but how do you get started? Canadian Association of Journalists membership chair Ellin Bessner shares her tips.

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Transcontinental shuts down 20 weeklies, lays off 80 employees

By  •  News

Transcontinental is shutting down 20 weekly newspapers in Quebec and laying off 80 employees. 

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Recent hires at Canadian j-schools

As journalism students head back to the school, here’s a look at some of the new people who have joined faculties across the country.

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CBC ombudsman: On loaded language
7 years ago

CBC ombudsman: On loaded language

Loaded language is fair game in an interview when both sides are presented, writes CBC ombudsman Esther Enkin.

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Toronto Star Master Glass: Favourite equipments
7 years ago

Toronto Star Master Glass: Favourite equipments

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Members of Toronto Star's photo department share the one thing from their photo kit they can't do without.

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How TRU’s Community News Collective prepares j-students for a rapidly changing industry

If the news business is dying, how can you justify educating students for a profession that won’t hire them? Education Editor Charles Hays explains how Thompson Rivers University’s unique partnership with local media in Kamloops, B.C. is readying students for the industry. 

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