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UBC School of Journalism calls for release of Canadian journalist and Al Jazeera colleagues detained in Egypt

The University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and the International Reporting Program are calling for the release of Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, three Al Jazeera English journalists who were detained by Egyptian authorities last month.

SOJ alumni and professors discuss solutions journalism

How should journalists report on solutions? How can reporters bring a solution focus to the field? How can solutions journalism get funded? And what’s the line between solutions journalism and advocacy? School of Journalism alumni Sam Eifling and Alexandra Gibb, and professors David Beers and Peter Klein reflected on these issues during the last Changemakers […]

UBC Journalism’s latest project featured on CTV’s new flagship primetime program

UBC Journalism's latest project, "CUT," was featured on the December 20th broadcast of CTV's flagship primetime news show Kevin Newman Live. In the introduction, host Kevin Newman said "The International Reporting Program at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism has earned a reputation for groundbreaking undercover and investigative work that we're proud to bring you tonight."

Highlights from #UBCJchat

Associate Professor Alfred Hermida moderated a live chat on Wednesday December 18 with prospective applicants and alumni about what makes UBC's Graduate School of Journalism unique. Here are some of the highlights from the discussion.

UBC J-school honoured with record number of awards in 2013

Students of UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism raked in more awards in 2013 than ever in its history. Ranging from classic radio documentary work to social media campaigns for news outlets, UBC J-schoolers received six regional, national and international awards and 13 nominations. IRP continues to garner awards The school’s International Reporting Program was a […]

UBC Journalism social media course aims to give students a boost

Every day, there are 400 million messages sent on Twitter and 350 million photos posted to Facebook, while 8,000 people like a photo on Instagram every second. Understanding how to use these powerful social services to find stories and engage with audiences is vital for students. A new interdisciplinary course offered by UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism prepares […]

Ying Chan joins UBC Journalism as Canwest Visiting Professor

The School of Journalism is pleased to announce that renowned journalist, writer and educator, Ying Chan will be joining the School as the Canwest Visiting Professor for the first semester of 2014. With more than 20 years working as a journalist in New York, and as the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Center at […]

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 […]