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This is Worldtown is dedicated to telling the stories of women of colour
4 years ago

This is Worldtown is dedicated to telling the stories of women of colour

Founder Sana Malik said the site is about “people who want to express themselves.”
New database seeks to amplify women’s voices in the news media
5 years ago

New database seeks to amplify women’s voices in the news media

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign By Michael Ott “We couldn’t find any expert women,” cannot be an excuse. That’s the mantra of a new website dedicated to amplifying women’s voices in Canadian news media. Expertwomen.ca seeks…
Ingrained diversity
5 years ago

Ingrained diversity

By George Abraham I recently spoke to a great class of graduate students at Carleton on the topic of diversity in journalism. I anticipated the students would be bored out of their wits – seeing my “lecture” as an imposition…
Updated columnist diversity survey shows representation has not improved since 2014
5 years ago

Updated columnist diversity survey shows representation has not improved since 2014

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign By Dylan C. Robertson Data collected late last year suggests Canada’s columns have grown even more unrepresentative since a similar 2014 J-Source columnists survey. Canada’s news and general interest columnists…
“Bhumika Can Speak For Herself” using AI technology
5 years ago

“Bhumika Can Speak For Herself” using AI technology

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign By Tamsyn Burgmann Bhumika Shrestha gazes ahead with attentive eyes, shifts in her seat and awaits the first question: “Did you always know you are transgender?” She takes in the question…
The effects of a less-than-diverse media workforce
5 years ago

The effects of a less-than-diverse media workforce

By Amanda Ghazale Aziz When Carleton University asked reporter Judy Trinh to give a talk on diversity in the journalism industry to students in the journalism and communications program, she said yes. She suspected why the university had asked her:…
Updated rules for language, terms for marginalized communities being discussed for new edition of Canadian Press Stylebook
5 years ago

Updated rules for language, terms for marginalized communities being discussed for new edition of Canadian Press Stylebook

By Allison Ridgway and Ania Bessonov  The Canadian Press (CP) is discussing how to update its stylebook to reflect changing language surrounding LGBTQ, Indigenous and disabled communities, CP’s editor-in-chief said during a Ryerson Journalism Research Centre panel earlier this month.…
Welcome to Canada: Abdirahman Abdi & the selective silence of Canadian leadership
5 years ago

Welcome to Canada: Abdirahman Abdi & the selective silence of Canadian leadership

By Jared A. Walker Just a few moments ago I watched the Mothers of the Movement give a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. To say they were compelling would be a gross understatement. These tremendous women inspired millions…
Kamal Al-Solaylee’s new book explores the complexities of having brown skin
5 years ago

Kamal Al-Solaylee’s new book explores the complexities of having brown skin

By Allison Ridgway for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre When Kamal Al-Solaylee saw a group of Filipina maids enjoying a picnic in a Hong Kong park during their time off work one Sunday afternoon in 2011, the concept for his…
On the immigration beat with Nicholas Keung
6 years ago

On the immigration beat with Nicholas Keung

The Toronto Star’s veteran immigration reporter talks about the unprecedented Canadian response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
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