Industry experts offer journalism students advice on everything from social media to job interviews.

By Dillon Giancola, Editorial Producer

This summer, J-Source is hosting a series of live chats with industry experts on a range of topics of interest to journalism students, everything from how to get start doing data journalism to how to polish your interviewing skills.

You can follow along on Twitter and post questions using #jsourcechat. Each live chat will also be archived on the site for use any time.

Here’s an overview of our live chats:


Live Q&A: Social Media with Mick Cote and Lauren Strapagiel

A question-and-answer session about social media with Mick Côté, deputy executive web producer of the Montreal Gazette, and Lauren Strapagiel, social news editor of BuzzFeed Canada. They answer questions about which social media skills are essential for new journalists, the best way to get noticed by potential employers on social media and more.


Live Q&A: Resume Bootcamp with Julie Carl and Kim Fox

A question-and-answer session about resumes and portfolios with Julie Carl, deputy city editor of the Toronto Star, and Kim Fox, director of social strategy at CBS Local Digital. They answer questions about what to include on your resume and portfolio and offer tips for a great job interview and how to get an internship.


Live Q&A: Data Journalism and Infographics with Amanda Shendruk and Chad Skelton

A question-and-answer session about infographics and data journalism with Amanda Shendruk, visual data journalist and digital production editor for Maclean’s magazine, and Chad Skelton, data journalist at the Vancouver Sun. They answer questions about which skills students need for data journalism and how they can be developed, how to start out designing infographics, and tips for marketing your work.


Live Q&A: How to Conduct Better Interviews with Selena Ross and Sarah Boesveld

A question-and-answer session about interviewing with Selena Ross, reporter at the Globe and Mail, and Sarah Boesveld, reporter at the National Post. They answer questions about how students can get more comfortable at interviewing, how they prepare and how to get the most from an interview.