Category: Features

A sign warns passersby of their proximity to dangerous sour gas on the road leading to Moose Mountain Provincial Park, Sask. Oilpatch worker Michael Bunz was killed by H2S gas from a battery in the park on May 22, 2014. Photo by Mark Taylor for the Toronto Star

Reaching Across the VOID

The idea of newsroom collaborations is not a new concept, but the scale in which it is being done today in Canada has begun to usher in a new era of investigative journalism.

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In the Wake of #MeToo

Before the allegations against high profile provincial and federal politicians, musicians and entertainers, #MeToo was the cry heard from people in the film industry.

It was a movement aimed at getting other sexual assault victims to come forward and share their stories. #TimesUp then became the social movement that took aim at leaders in the industry to stand up and make change.

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Putting Your Internet in Neutral

Since the commercial debut of the Internet in 1993, it has made our lives both more complicated and at the same time, quite simple. Just a few finger taps have made the over 32 million users of the information superhighway in this country start to forget about the decades old practices of heading to the bricks and mortar establishments of the bank, the shopping mall, and even waiting on pizza delivery.

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Young Professionals Change the Face of News

A closer look at professionalism, visible minorities and virtuous storytelling. By Sukh Toor The face of the newsroom is changing as an excessively labelled group of young people enter the workplace and bring wave of changes. By 2040 all workplaces will be flooded with millennials; these young adults have different qualities and goals with alternative looks featuring tattoos and piercings. […]

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Athletes Put Pressure on Sport Reporters

Athletes Put Pressure on Sport Reporters

Although the relationship between athletes and the media in Toronto can seem like oil and water, it is actually a unique symbiosis. By Tyler Hehn This year’s success of Toronto’s professional sports teams has brought attention to the city and has added pressure to the sports reporters covering the city’s teams. Jason Davidson, a sports editor for TSN SportsCentre, says […]

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