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Field Notes

How students and recent alumni are creating their own journalism projects
3 weeks ago

How students and recent alumni are creating their own journalism projects

Working on side projects helps young journalists build valuable hands-on experiences in lieu of professional work, but side hustles can be draining
When the founder of the Proud Boys came for me
2 months ago

When the founder of the Proud Boys came for me

Women journalists regularly suffer abuse and harassment online. When a terrorist organization targeted me, my usual response strategy was put to the test
Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique
2 months ago

Journalism, vicarious trauma and the view from Portapique

A year after covering a massacre, 13 months of a pandemic and managing the uncertainty around employment in the field has taken a toll, one I didn’t know I had signed up for as a local news reporter
Obits evolve with digital mourning
2 months ago

Obits evolve with digital mourning

The professional craft of obituary writing has been disappearing with newspapers' decline. But in the wake of public health crises, large scale commemorative projects are reviving the medium
The evolution of mental health reporting standards
3 months ago

The evolution of mental health reporting standards

By  •  Work, Field Notes
Across industry organizations, newsrooms and campus media, journalists are re-examining best practices on reporting on mental health and suicide
What COVID-19 teaches us about the divide between mainstream and multilingual media
3 months ago

What COVID-19 teaches us about the divide between mainstream and multilingual media

A five-part research series by New Canadian Media unpacks the impacts of ethnic media’s pandemic coverage for multilingual communities. Here’s how we did it
Self-care for media workers facing layoffs
3 months ago

Self-care for media workers facing layoffs

We asked psychologists, a lawyer and a career coach to share their self-care tips for coping with job loss and navigating next steps
How journalist Angela Sterritt cares for her spirit while exposing ugly truths
4 months ago

How journalist Angela Sterritt cares for her spirit while exposing ugly truths

How she cares for her spirit as she brings stories of hardship and healing to light
Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’
5 months ago

Photographing beyond ‘needle-in-puddle’

With so many crises making news these days, we see a rise in harmful imagery. A journalist considers the result
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