Reflections on the politics of capitalization.
Coverage of Toronto's gang and gun violence perpetuates a dangerous narrative that puts Black communities in the crossfire
Coverage of Toronto’s gang and gun violence perpetuates a dangerous narrative that puts Black communities in the crossfire.
20 Black Canadian journalists to celebrate this month (and every month!) For Black History Month, we compiled a list of reporters who’ve made significant contributions to Canadian journalism. While many are well-known, others are doing substantial work that must be recognized. If there’s a journalist we missed, please contact us and we’ll add him or […]
Offleash is the Ryerson Review of Journalism’s first-ever regular podcast, published on RRJ.ca every second Wednesday at 3:33 p.m. (with the exception of today—we’re a few days early to make it on time for Valentine’s Day listeners). In this week’s episode, our multimedia editors Eternity and Allison discuss all things journalism and love. Dan Westell […]
Journalist and author Stevie Cameron sat down with the RRJ to talk about Canadian misconceptions of the trial of Robert Pickton
As the RRJ podcast crew got ready for this week’s episode on indigenous reporting in Canada, we knew it was impossible to talk about indigenous coverage without commenting on the largest serial killer investigation in Canadian history. Robert Pickton, a pig farmer from Port Coquitlam, Vancouver, had been raping and killing women, mostly from the […]
Freedom of speech is our right, but what happens when that free speech incites violence on members of a religion?
Richard Moon, a law professor at the University of Windsor, came to Ryerson University on Monday, November 23, to speak to students and community members about the fine line between hate speech and free speech. His conclusion? He doesn’t have one. Moon’s lecture was focused specifically on speech related to the Muslim faith in relation to the […]
We talked to top editors about what goes into crafting an issue’s first impression and if it still even matters
For seven years, Toronto Life editor Sarah Fulford has seen the glossy covers of her magazine go through a demanding selection process before hitting newsstands. Since the editorial and art direction teams, as well as the publisher, are involved, the final version is often the result of many revisions and even late changes. The May […]