Sexism

  • We shouldn’t allow online hate to silence diverse voices

    Nicole Brumley Special to the RJRC May 1, 2018 As a student journalist, I’ve been afforded the protection of speaking to a mostly liberal audience through campus newspapers. But, as a black female journalist, I know this protection will crumble when my work is showcased in larger publications. Having an opinion on social media while being visibly racialized opens the…

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  • Conference offers survival tips for journalists dealing with sexual harassment

    By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter April 18, 2018 Journalists who are sexually harassed by sources, on social media or in their newsrooms should document the incident, find a support network and be aware of how their union can help, panellists told an audience of young reporters at the Ryerson Review of Journalism’s spring conference. The two-day event, #MediaToo: The #MeToo movement…

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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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