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UBC Journalism students win two national online publishing awards

UBC Journalism students and alumni were honoured with two wins at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) on Nov. 20. They received the two awards in the best interactive story category. It is the sixth year in a row that UBC Journalism students and faculty have been nominated for the national awards, which recognize digital publishing excellence in Canada. […]

Faculty to present at SXSW 2015

Two UBC Journalism faculty members will be presenting on social media and virtual reality at SXSW 2015, a festival known for recognizing innovation and excellence in music, film, media and interactive technology. Teaching social media Hermida will be presenting on social media education at SXSWedu next March. The panel, “From #LOL to #KPI: How to Teach […]

Mellissa Fung on returning to Afghanistan

Mellissa Fung doesn’t know why she keeps going back to Afghanistan. “What happened should have scared me from that country forever,” the former CBC journalist told a packed room at UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism on November 14 at an event sponsored by Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Six years ago, while reporting for CBC, she was kidnapped by […]

Faculty, alumni and student take home Webster awards

Faculty members, alumni and a student were honoured in the Jack Webster Awards which recognise excellence in B.C. journalism. Adjunct professors Duncan McCue and Frances Bula took home three Jack Webster Awards this year, as did Enza Uda who graduated from school in 2000. First year student Christopher Cheung won a student journalism award. Frances Bula, who […]

Three books coming from UBC Journalism faculty

UBC Journalism is celebrating the publication of three books authored by faculty members over the coming few months. The works by Alfred Hermida, Candis Callison and Taylor Owen illustrate the breadth of expertise and research fostered by the school. First up is Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters by Hermida. The book, published […]

UBC Journalism students up for Canadian Online Publishing Awards

UBC Journalism students will be well represented at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) this year. Students have received three nominations for the 2014 awards , which recognise digital publishing excellence in Canada. It is the sixth year in a row that UBC Journalism students and faculty have been COPA finalists. The winners are due […]

School of Journalism alumni create their own career paths

They named their newly minted media company WORST, but three UBC J-school grads are determined to do the opposite and make their mark in the shifting media landscape of the 21st century. Jimmy Thomson, Garrett Hinchey and Britney Dennison are among a number of 2014 J-school graduates embracing their inner entrepreneur as they move forward […]

UBC J-School’s International Reporting Program Presents “China’s Generation Green”

Young Chinese have grown up with runoff-stained streams, smog-filled cities and polluted farms – the unfortunate side effect of the incredible economic boom in their country throughout their lifetimes. This year’s IRP project, “China’s Generation Green,” focuses on the emerging environmental movement in China, made up of leaders of the next generation who say they […]