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  • Ryerson journalism professors encounter inspiring students, major challenges in Liberia and Tanzania

    By ROBERT LIWANAG Staff Reporter Ryerson journalism professors who travelled to Tanzania and Liberia for projects organized by Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) say they encountered inspiring students eager to learn, societies hungry for news and university journalism programs that faced some daunting challenges. Ann Rauhala, an associate journalism professor and the associate director of the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre,…

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  • What's newPhoto of Weak Canadian access to information rules need revision, says information commissioner

    Weak Canadian access to information rules need revision, says information commissioner

    By ROBERT LIWANAG Staff Reporter The public’s access to government information in Canada will only improve if existing legislation is reworked completely, Canada’s information commissioner told a conference at the Ryerson University School of Journalism. Suzanne Legault tabled a report to the House of Commons earlier this year that outlined 85 recommendations for modernizing Canada’s Access to Information Act. Her…

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  • Non-fiction book by Ryerson professor nominated for two prizes

    By ROBERT LIWANAG Staff Reporter Ryerson journalism professor Bill Reynolds has been nominated for two writing prizes for his non-fiction book about the rise and fall of a Canadian businessman who co-founded a company that processed payments for Internet gambling websites. The book, Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling (ECW Press, 2014), has been…

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  • Photojournalism students show off their skills in online gallery of best shots from Winter 2015

    Hand students a camera and they’ll show you how they see the world in their own unique way, says Ryerson journalism photography instructor Peter Bregg. Bregg, an internationally-renowned photojournalist, gave this year’s Introductory Photojournalism – JRN 201 students several assignments designed to encourage creative perspectives on everyday situations and objects while allowing students to demonstrate lighting, shutter speed and aperture…

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  • Conference to discuss the Canadian public’s right to know

    By ROBERT LIWANAG Staff Reporter Legal strategies and government policies that undermine the public’s right to know will be examined by journalists, media lawyers, Canada’s information commissioner and the country’s former chief statistician when they meet at Ryerson University on May 8. The gathering – entitled “Flying Blind: The right to know, government obstruction and fixing access in Canada” –…

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