As the year comes to an end, we "draw" a glance back to the big moments in Canadian journalism in 2015
Derek Finkle of the Canadian Writers Group on kill fees and ethics at The Walrus
How The Walrus Talks series is helping to keep a venerable publication alive
A heavy silence takes over the room as Sylvia Maracle, executive director of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, takes a pause during her seven-minute speech. “You need to make sure that when people arrive they understand that some of the trauma they have left is the trauma that exists here for the original people […]
Welcome to the Ryerson Review of Journalism‘s first-ever regular podcast, published on RRJ.ca every second Wednesday at 3:33 p.m. In our introductory episode, we get to know our hosts and learn what to expect from RRJ Offleash. Music in this episode courtesy of Paul Nathan Harper, also known as A F L O A T. […]
His thoughts on the media coverage of his case, his time behind bars and his future in Canadian journalism
Mohamed Fahmy has been toeing the line between being a journalist and being a story for over a year now. As the former Al Jazeera bureau chief in Cairo, Fahmy, 41, was arrested in Egypt in 2013 with two colleagues and convicted of terror-related charges. The case, the court trials, the journalist and his family have […]
It was the wee hours of the morning when I finished writing my first op-ed about another failed Toronto FC campaign and the frustrations of being a season ticket holder. I had no idea how difficult it could be to translate my thoughts to paper. After reading it for what felt like the thousandth time to […]
He battled Hells Angels. He brought down a dirty cop. He exposed pimps who exploited teens. He’s one of our top investigative journalists. So why does Julian Sher struggle to find work?
It’s 5 p.m. and Washington, D.C. buzzes with pencil-pushers crowding into Beltway bars. Julian Sher joins them at a spot not far from FBI headquarters and the U.S. Department of Justice. One Child at a Time, his book about the child pornography underground, has just come out and he’s here to catch up with two […]
When another pandemic hits, will the sensationalism and ill-informed reporting that infected H1N1 coverage strike again?
The morning ritual at CBC begins in a typical boardroom with a long wooden table and well-worn chairs. The windows overlook the hydro substation across the street. The room is busy. People mill in and out, preparing for different deadlines, but there are always 10 or 12 in the boardroom. The microphone in the centre […]
After some static The Media File is coming through loud and clear
Vince Carlin sat in Studio T, deep in the heart of the CBC radio building in Toronto, smiling patiently. Across the table, Trent Frayne, sports columnist for The Globe and Mail, and Brian Williams, sports anchorman for CBC, exchanged one-liners while fidgeting with their headsets. In the background, the voice of Edmonton Journal sports columnist […]