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The Eyeopener Presents: Reforming Storytelling Equity Reporting Workshop

January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This event (hosted by The Eye and various other co-hosts!) will aim to rethink the way we approach storytelling and traditional journalistic approaches. We want to highlight non-journalist voices (aka, the people we aim to cover and represent), because sources are just as much part of the conversation as the actual storytellers! So please come out!

Featured Hosts:
– Shree Paradkar, Toronto Star columnist and advocate for anti-oppressive education
– Deidre Olsen, The Pointer senior editor
– Sidney Drmay, independent freelancer and former Eyeopener editor
– Asmaa Malik, Ryerson School of Journalism associate professor

THE WORKSHOP: First we’ll have various short presentations of tips and new approaches when it comes to interviewing and telling the stories of traditionally misrepresented communities/individuals. Then we’ll break into groups where we’ll workshop our own new ideas/approaches and record them for future community use! We will be building these resources as a community to benefit and inform our future reporting.

The workshop will be followed by an anonymous Q&A session to touch on topics that were left out of the workshop.

NOTE: This workshop will focus on (but is not limited to) intersectional conversations around three important topics that campus and journalism at-large often get wrong: 1) reporting on issues faced by the Indigenous community, 2) anti-Black racism on campus and 3) reporting on trans/gender issues.

NOTE: Location will be in The Venn of the Rogers Communication Centre, which is wheelchair accessible. Please reach out to Sarah Krichel at editor@theeyeopener.com for any questions about accessibility or your personal accessibility needs!


Ryerson Student Centre
55 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1E9 Canada
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705 975 0891
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