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UBC journalism students to report on Aboriginal youth

Take a statistical snapshot of the Aboriginal youth population in Canada today, and it’s a picture either brimming with opportunities — or a powder-keg waiting to explode. The human potential is enormous, with growth rates in Aboriginal communities three to four times the national average. Yet, Aboriginal youth are far more likely than their non-Aboriginal […]

UBC students win international award for social media project

Journalism and business students have won an international award for a social media project in the Decoding Social Media course. They received an Excellence in New Communication Award from the Society for New Communication Research, a global non-profit research and education foundation and think tank. The awards honour excellence in new communications, digital, mobile, social […]

UBC J-school’s International Reporting Program takes home three COPAs

Two classes of UBC Graduate School of Journalism students, studying international reporting, won the country’s highest award in online journalism, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), for multimedia documentaries. The students, all fellows of the school’s International Reporting Program (IRP), travelled around the world reporting on under-covered global issues, and returned with powerful stories that […]

J-school students take home two Jack Webster Awards

  Shortly before the Webster Award for Best Radio Feature was announced, UBC Journalism grad Jodie Martinson and UBC Journalism student Lisa Hale had a friendly chat at the back of the room and wished each other good luck. The two radio producers were up for the award in the same category. Hale’s documentary The Imaginary […]

J-school students reflect on their summer internships

Students test their journalism skills working in media outlets across Canada and around the world. First year students completed 12-week professional internships working in established newsrooms and media outlets. Some second year students completed internships and fellowships to further develop their journalism skills. Heather Roy (Class of  2013) Over the summer, Heather Roy interned at […]

UBC j-school’s International Reporting Program presents CUT

  CUT, a new global reporting project by students from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism, uncovers the criminal, environmental and social consequences of the illegal timber trade. Ten graduate students from the journalism school’s International Reporting Program spent a year reporting on communities affected by illegal logging in Indonesia, Cameroon and Russia. CUT is presented through […]

UBC j-school racks up six Canadian Online Publishing Award nominations

UBC journalism students and faculty have received six nominations in the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs). The school’s prestigious International Reporting Program nabbed three nominations, while its new interdisciplinary social media course also received a nod. The other two finalists are for work for the TheThunderbird.ca produced by first-year students. This is a record number […]

UBC Graduate School of Journalism Hiring Web Developer

The School of Journalism is looking for a creative web developer to help build journalism websites with students and faculty. The developer will work on projects like the School’s award-winning student news site The Thunderbird, the Emmy Award-winning International Reporting Program, and the ground-breaking Reporting in Indigenous Communities website. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside […]