Every year, CUP hosts a national conference that attracts more than 300 young journalists from across the country. The keynote speaker today is Robyn Doolittle, a city hall reporter at the Toronto Star. Doolittle has broken some of the most talked about stories in Toronto over the last few years, including a year-and-a-long investigation into the Mayor of Toronto’s substance abuse issues has garnered international attention. Doolittle is now writing her first book, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story. Wednesday Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. MT.
Allison Leonard will live blog this conference for J-Source. She did her undergrad in Journalism and Contemporary Studies at Laurier’s Brantford campus, and she is now the president and publisher of WLU Student Publications, an autonomous, non-profit media organization. Leonard also serves CUP as the Communications Manager and as NASH’s Communication Coordinator.