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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 […]

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 […]