Ryerson Journalism Reasearch Centre

  • News media played key role in scrutinizing anti-terror legislation, new research shows

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter A year ago this month, Canada’s new anti-terrorism legislation, the controversial Bill C-51, was unveiled at a campaign-style rally in a Toronto suburb. The divisive legislation initially encountered little opposition on Parliament Hill, leaving it to the media to highlight concerns. And Canadian news outlets were “equal to the challenge,” according to new research conducted…

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  • Where will journalism education go from here?

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter The future of journalism education is the focus of a new collection of essays just published by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. As waves of change transform the news industry, the papers in Toward 2020: New Directions in Journalism Education grapple with where journalism education should go from here and concludes it needs to change…

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  • Women in Canadian newsrooms remain ‘Outsiders Still’

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter The large number of young women entering journalism today are well positioned to challenge sexism in the newsroom, veteran journalist and author Vivian Smith told about 100 aspiring reporters earlier this month. “Just your sheer numbers mean that you’re going to have more influence in newsrooms,” said Smith, who spoke at the Ryerson University School…

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  • Freed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy sets sights on change

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter Recently freed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy thanked his supporters Tuesday, while criticizing the Harper government’s lack of effort and diplomatic bungles during his detainment in Egypt. “While you here, citizens in Canada and around the world, clearly understood the urgency of the situation we faced in prison in Egypt, the Harper government did not,” Fahmy…

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  • Recreating the experience: An experiment in virtual reality journalism

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter Canadian Press photo editor Marie-Espérance Cerda was in the midst of this year’s violent May Day protests in Montreal and her virtual reality coverage of the event allows audiences to share in the experience. Cerda’s experiment in virtual reality journalism plunges the user into a three-dimensional world, entirely filling the user’s field of view with…

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