Every year, CUP hosts a national conference that attracts more than 300 young journalists from across the country. Today's topics include: The changing face of mainstream sports journalism; Drone journalism; Social Media in Reporting: Legal Restrictions and Considerations; Who gets a voice? Journalism and social change; and a keynote speech by Mark Coatney of Al Jazeera America.


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. 

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.