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Each year the School of Journalism puts out a survey where we ask for your thoughts and opinions. These matter to us.Details
On November 20, 2017 the School of Journalism celebrated its annual awards ceremony. Hear from some of our students expressing their gratitude to the donors.
We are currently accepting applications for a number of instructor positions anticipated to be available in the School of Journalism starting January 2018. All course offerings are contingent on student enrollment and/or budgetary constraints. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. local time, November 14, 2017. To learn more about the position you can…Details
We are currently accepting applications for a tenure-stream assistant professor. To learn more about the position you can view the full job posting here.
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By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com When foreign journalists descend upon places recently torn apart by natural disasters, they are often given more access than they are used to at home. But Canada’s bureau chief for the New York Times, Catherine Porter said if you want to cover tragedy with respect and sincerity, you have…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org If you ask Wendy Mesley what she remembers most about journalism school at Ryerson in the late ‘70s, she’ll tell you about the nights spent drinking with friends in the upstairs bar of the Imperial Pub. “I remember making friends and having fun,” she said with a laugh, a…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com This year, David Skok was inducted into the Ryerson School of Journalism (RSJ) Headliners hall of fame, a title given to distinguished alumni. This is the story of his career, starting from his time as a student at the RSJ. As an intern at The Team radio on 1050…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org This week, Ryerson’s school of journalism announced the Digital News Innovation Challenge to drive innovation for Canadian journalism and news organizations, in a three-way partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project and the Digital Media Zone (DMZ). The challenge will give five chosen startups up to $100,000 in non-dilutive…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com Social media can be a journalist’s best friend, or their worst enemy – depending on who you’re talking to and on what day. Sometimes the biggest challenge is trying to build a distinguishable brand while remaining impartial about the topics you discuss. In October the New York Times…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org It’s time to pull out your fancy shoes and start practicing your smile for the 2017 RSJ Awards Luncheon. The annual awards ceremony will take place at noon on Nov. 20 in the Alumni Room at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The lunch will host the deserving award recipients of…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com This month the Ryerson Review of Journalism (RRJ) is hosting a conference titled, Covering Disasters: a critical lens. The student-led conference brings together industry veterans as well as Ryerson professors to discuss how we cover disasters and what we can learn from past experiences. The keynote address will be…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org As the first round of six-week undergraduate internships wrapped up last month, we spoke to some fourth-year students about their experiences on the job at fast-paced Toronto news organizations. Each semester, final-year students in the masthead and internship stream of the Bachelor of Journalism program spend six weeks interning at…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com Sometimes, even the front page of Canada’s most circulated newspaper is not enough to tell the whole story. That’s what Toronto Star reporter and author Tanya Talaga told a room full of Ryerson journalism students last month. In a discussion about her first book, Seven Fallen Feathers, on Nov. 7, Talaga…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org The Ryerson Journalism Course Union (JCU) hosted their annual networking event, Pub Talks, this month, an evening full of networking, mingling and munching. Desmond Cole, Ginella Massa and Kevin McGran were among the names on this year’s guest list at the Nov. 10 event at Joey Eaton Centre. Miriam…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com On the evening of June 18, 2017, Johnny Eric Williams was angry. He had just finished reading about the acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez on charges related to the death of Black motorist Philando Castille and he was “enraged” by the court’s decision. The sociology professor from…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org Canadian newsrooms should create beats on specific extremist groups so reporters can better understand the stories they are covering and get the facts right, advises a Dalhousie researcher who studies media coverage of terrorism. Speaking at a Ryerson Journalism Research Centre event entitled “Reporting News Versus Being Used,”…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com 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…Details
By: Daniela Olariu, RSJ ’17 firstname.lastname@example.org 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…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 email@example.com 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…Details
By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org 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…Details
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…Details
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)
The school has launched a website to simplify and clarify student internship placements.Details
Ryerson School of Journalism professor Kamal Al-Solaylee has been shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.Details
Two Ryerson School of Journalism students have been offered the 2017 Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship.Details
The School of Journalism is set to host a global conference on the decline of local news.Details
The instructor who has helped students publish the Ryersonian every week during the term has won the first-ever faculty Deans’ Teaching Award.Details
Every winter some Ryerson undergraduate journalism students venture to foreign lands and we’re not talking about the mysterious third floor of the Rogers Communication Centre.Details
Attention J-school students, there’s two new spring scholarships you can apply for.Details
After graduating from the Ryerson School of Journalism, Don Gibb, Joy Malbon and Suhana Meharchand pursued successful careers in journalism. Now, they can add “Headliner” to their resumes.Details
How far back in the history of comedy do you go and how far outside of the pop-culture comfort zone do you want to go?Details
On Aug. 30, the school welcomed some 125 students into the first year of the Bachelor of Journalism.Details
Janice Neil says she can’t believe how many fantastic, experienced journalists are interested in teaching journalism at Ryerson.Details
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.
May 8, 2016 CHRISTIANE BEYA (RSJ ’18) email@example.com 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…Details
CHRISTIANE BEYA (RSJ ’18) firstname.lastname@example.org OpenMedia digital rights specialist Laura Tribe believes we all have something to hide. That’s why we have walls in our homes, locks on our doors and passwords on our computers. But when it comes to digital privacy issues, many people still think “if I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to…Details
CHRISTIANE BEYA (RSJ ’18) email@example.com “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…Details
CHRISTIANE BEYA (RSJ ’18) firstname.lastname@example.org 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…Details
Building trust and understanding context is essential to telling indigenous stories: Wilson February 9, 2016 CHRISTIANE BEYA, RSJ ’18 email@example.com 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…Details
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.Details
On November 30, the Ryerson School of Journalism celebrated some of its best students and their storiesDetails
Mark Bulgutch’s That’s Why I’m a Journalist features experiences from celebrated Canadian journalistsDetails
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.
Watch Mohamed Fahmy addresses media in Toronto after his release from an Egyptian prison last month. The event was hosted by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.Details
With its new mobile makeover and television newscast rebranding, The Ryersonian will be looking better than ever on two very important platforms this year.Details
Students crowded into the Venn last week for CBC journalist Jody Porter’s talk on how indigenous issues are covered in Canadian media.Details
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…Details
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…Details
Sun Media editorial cartoonist on her career and her cartoonsDetails
Whistleblower says Canadian intelligence has weakest oversight of any intelligence agency in the worldDetails
“It was exhausting, but still worth it,” says editor Erica LentiDetails
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…Details
The Ryerson School of Journalism officially unveiled its largest reporting centre last monthDetails
U of T surveillance expert Andrew Clement to follow up with a talk on March 10Details
Graduate student Arielle Piat-Sauvé and fourth-year Ramna Shahzad join CBC news team for 16 weeksDetails
Ryersonian and Eyeopener staff look back on the historic raceDetails