It’s 2013. Visible minorities are 50% of the GTA population. What impact has this had in the coverage of stories that fall outside what is considered "the mainstream?" Are the shootings at the Sikh gurdwara in the U.S., Tamil protests in Toronto or the Shafia murders treated like any other story or treated as stories about a specific community? Who does the reporting and does ethnic background make a difference in reporting style? J-Source live blogged the SAJA talk. 

Eric Mark Do live blogged the talk "South Asian Stories in the Newsroom" for J-Source on Thursday March 21. 

It’s 2013. Visible minorities are 50% of the GTA population. What impact has this had in the coverage of stories that fall outside what is considered "the mainstream?" Are the shootings at the Sikh gurdwara in the U.S., Tamil protests in Toronto or the Shafia murders treated like any other story or treated as stories about a specific community? Who does the reporting and does ethnic background make a difference in reporting style? The talk is co-sponsered by the Toronto branch of the South Asian Journalists Association and the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto.

The panellists: Stewart Bell, reporter at National Post; Nicholas Davis, manager of program development CBC; Noor Javed, reporter at the Toronto Star.

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Moderator: Rita Trichur, telecom reporter at The Globe and Mail.

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.