Category: Features

Ben Mulroney interviews Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on the red carpet on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo courtesy of etalk)

Anything but soft

By Ross Lopes In the world of news reporting, all beats tend to intersect at some point. Travel journalism intersects with environmental studies and cultural politics. Business journalism intersects with economics and technology studies. The same applies to entertainment journalism, which intersects with politics, social sciences and cultural issues. In October, Taylor Swift — who is known for keeping her […]

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Percy Simba sits by a fire at a fall hunting camp at Tathlina Lake, N.W.T. For the previous three years, residents from the community of Kakisa were unable to attend the annual fall harvest due to wildfires. Now, the community returns to share in food, culture and simply reconnect as a community on their traditional territory.

Reporting People as People

Two news style guides will allow journalists to accurately navigate the field of reporting on Indigenous communities in Canada.

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Michelle Halim delicately taps her nails on a microphone. The sound can give an intense tingling feeling to some, while others find the sound unbearable. (Photo by Kateryna Horina)

They got chills, they’re multiplying

By Kateryna Horina Whispers, eating sounds, chalk dragging down a black board, nails scratching fabric and leather – for many any of these are contenders for top five irritating sounds. But for others, it’s a form of auditory salvation from the constant drumming of mental health issues reverberating in their minds. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 10-20 per […]

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When you're texting, something as simple as a period can change the message's entire tone. (Graphic by Kit Kolbegger)

Good character references

The internet has its very own orthography; punctuation says it all when people send each other texts or instant messages.

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Khan Mohammed at a camp for internally displaced persons on the outskirts of Kabul in January, 2016. He and his family had just fled Sangin, Helmand Province, after his father was killed during fighting between Taliban and government forces. (Photo by Zachary Prong)

Documenting the Edge

Many Canadian journalists are working in high-risk travel areas that are  in conflict zones. They put their lives in danger covering places like the Middle East, South America, Africa and Asia.

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