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.
Is there room in journalism for politicians' voices without the filter of a reporter?
Rob Ford is back in the news–this time, of his own choosing. In a special to the National Post published on December 3, 2015, Ford wrote an op-ed to mark the one-year anniversary of John Tory’s mayoral term. “Congratulations, John, you’re sitting in the big chair and you’ve finally shaped up to be a typical politician,” wrote the […]
Spacing’s store brings in much-needed revenue and helps the urban-issues quarterly live what it preaches. And it’s not the only publication adopting this strategy
Racks of t-shirts with “Toronto vs Everybody” emblazoned across the locally made threads hang near toques uniquely stitched with different urban neighbourhoods in the Toronto Spacing Store. Stocked with mostly city-themed paraphernalia, the shop is a curated collection of clothing, houseware items and novelty gifts. The perimeter is lined with books about architecture, vintage subway […]
My ears were buzzing from the latest news: two female protesters had interrupted the annual anti-abortion March for Life on Parliament Hill—topless. The senior producer at CBC News Network’s Power & Politics with Evan Solomon wanted me to get both women, who were part of the feminist group FEMEN, in the studio as soon as possible. […]
Toronto Star photojournalist Richard Lautens shares the moment he photographed famous singer Rihanna, his most terrifying picture to capture, his famous Toronto G20 picture and even shares some wisdom to aspiring photojournalists.
In July 2012 I reached out to Xtra, Toronto’s free gay and lesbian newspaper, in hopes of becoming an intern. Then-managing editor Danny Glenwright invited me up to the Pink Triangle Press offices and sifted through some of my clippings before asking his only question of the interview: “Why do you want to volunteer your time […]
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Q: What happens when an internationally-recognized Canadian journalist who has written extensively on what is arguably the country’s biggest political scandal to date holds an online question-and-answer period? A: She receives a bunch of really, really stupid questions. Robyn Doolittle should be applauded for her efforts to connect with Torontonians on Reddit Tuesday after hosting […]
Worn Fashion Journal was my first and only proper internship. The day I found out I had an interview, I had been fired from my job at American Apparel and I was miserable. Not because of the job, but because I wanted to buy some more stuff with my employee discount. I showed up to […]
When a cop shot and killed a Toronto teenager, a bystander captured it on his iPhone—and changed the way journalists cover police shootings
By Miro Rodriguez Martin Baron walked home from a late dinner with his wife and son on a warm July night in Toronto, he saw what appeared to be an empty streetcar stopped in the middle of the road. Brushing it off as just broken down, the family continued walking. Suddenly, police officers ran toward […]