Local news conference attracts global audience

By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 sphillips@ryerson.ca More than 100 journalists and scholars from around the world gathered this summer for “Is No Local News Bad News? Local Journalism and its Future,” a conference hosted by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre (RJRC). Attendees from Poland, Australia, France, the U.S., the U.K. and Canada met at the…

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RSJ welcomes assistant professor Sonya Fatah

By: Daniela Olariu, RSJ ’17 daniela.olariu@ryerson.ca This fall, the Ryerson School of Journalism welcomes Sonya Fatah to the faculty to co-teach the masthead courses dedicated to producing the Ryersonian and the Ryerson Review of Journalism. Fatah, who is coming on board in a newly created assistant professor LTF position, brings 15 years of experience practicing and teaching journalism…

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RSJ professor Ann Rauhala named new FCAD Teaching Chair

By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18  sphillips@ryerson.ca   Veteran journalism professor and former associate chair Ann Rauhala has been named the 2017-18 Teaching Chair for the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University. In her new position, Rauhala hopes to bring together students and professors from all nine of the faculty’s schools to encourage…

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New RSJ award honours memory of acclaimed photojournalist Boris Spremo

By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 sphillips@ryerson.ca A new Ryerson School of Journalism award has been created in memory of acclaimed Toronto Star photojournalist Boris Spremo, who died in August at the age of 81. The Boris Spremo Photojournalism Award, initiated by his family and valued at $1,000, will assist a deserving undergraduate student from the RSJ photojournalism…

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Video: Online course shows just how journalism matters

WATCH THE TRAILER: “Making a Difference: How Journalism Matters” is a dynamic new e-learning class that uses interactive tools, case studies, seminar discussions and video clips to help students engage with varying insights and debates on the issues in the purposes, aspirations, ethics and law of journalism. For Ryerson students, the course code is NNS 344…

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Welcome, RSJ Class of 2021!

The Ryerson School of Journalism welcomed 140 first-year students into the Bachelor of Journalism program this fall. Classes started on Sept. 5 after a full day of exciting orientation activities on Aug. 29. (Photo by Gary Gould)

We’re hiring!

The Ryerson School of Journalism is accepting applications for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 semester.

Applications must be received by the School of Journalism no later than 4 p.m. local time, May 26, 2016.

Postings can be found below.

A grand success: Ryerson Journalism Formal

      May 8, 2016 CHRISTIANE BEYA (RSJ ’18) cbeya@ryerson.ca For the third year in a row, the Ryerson Journalism Course Union hosted its semi-formal, A Grand Affair, on April 7 at Fountain Blu on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. “I think it went really well,” said JCU president Madonna Dennis. “We had a lot of…

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Veteran broadcaster offers advice on how to survive the freelance jungle

CHRISTIANE BEYA (RSJ ’18) cbeya@ryerson.ca “You can survive and you can thrive as a freelancer,” says veteran investigative reporter and Ryerson instructor Robert Osborne. “And you can be pretty happy about it because you will direct your own life, to a large extent.” Osborne, now a freelance journalist and producer, offered RSJ students guidance on how…

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RSJ grad student Kira Wakeam wins CBC fellowship

CHRISTIANE BEYA (RSJ ’18) cbeya@ryerson.ca This summer, second-year master’s of journalism student Kira Wakeam embarks on the prestigious Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship, which will take her to CBC newsrooms across the country, and the continent. One of eight aspiring Canadian journalists selected in the program, Wakeam discusses her plans for the four-month fellowship, which will include a six-week stint…

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TRC Commissioner and former journalist Wilson delivers Atkinson lecture

Building trust and understanding context is essential to telling indigenous stories: Wilson February 9, 2016 CHRISTIANE BEYA, RSJ ’18 cbeya@ryerson.ca Journalists must “listen with their heart” when they are reporting on sensitive issues, especially when they are covering Canada’s indigenous communities, said Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson, delivering this year’s Atkinson lecture. The independent commission…

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RSJ faculty showcase research at Rubix

The Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) highlighted the research of its faculty members Nov. 4 with Rubix, where researchers displayed their work and discussed it with members of the students, fellow faculty members, and members of the community.

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Gallery: 2015 Ontario Universities Fair

This year’s Ontario Universities Fair (OUF) ran from Sept. 25 to 27 and attracted more than 120,000 students, parents and educators over three days. The Ryerson School of Journalism was there answering questions from students and explaining the finer points of the program.

A fresh digital start for RSJ

The new school year is starting on a fresh digital note for the Ryerson School of Journalism — the school’s website and the online presence of the Ryersonian both got a complete upgrade this summer.

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New RSJ curriculum launches this fall

Focuses on building entrepreneurial and digital skills throughout undergraduate program Republished Aug. 30, 2015 By Tristan Simpson “Seismic change” in journalism has prompted the Ryerson School of Journalism to launch its new undergraduate curriculum this fall. Features of the new curriculum, which was approved by the Senate last October, include teaching entrepreneurial journalism, offering new interdisciplinary opportunities…

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This year, In Session makes course decisions easier

New j-school site home to interactive course descriptions, examples of student work and access to training materials Aug. 30, 2015 This year, on the new RSJ In Session website, it’s all about choice. Where else can you watch journalism professors make the case for students to take their elective courses? Or view work from fellow students…

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RRJ launch party celebrates Spring issue

March 26, 2015 The corruption scandal in Montreal, issues with crowd-funded environmental journalism, and CBC host Evan Solomon’s political show are some of the topics discussed in this year’s edition of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, which held its annual launch party March 24. About 80 Ryerson students, staff members and guests gathered to toast…

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