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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 […]

SOJ students receive prestigious Donaldson scholarship

After two years of honing their reporting skills at UBC’s J-school, Sachi Wickramasinghe and Garrett Hinchey have embarked on the next stage of their journalism career: a four-month internship at CBC. For Wickramasinghe, who interned at CBC Radio’s The Early Edition last summer, the prospect of returning to CBC was incredibly exciting. “I fell in love […]

UBC Journalism project recognized by Murrow Awards

CUT, a multimedia documentary about illegal logging, has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, the highest honour from the Radio, Television and Digital News Association. The is the most recent in a long list of awards for this project, which was produced by UBC Graduate School of Journalism International Reporting Program, in collaboration with the Centre for […]

J-school’s Reporting in Indigenous Communities presents Smən’e:m

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 Journalism project recognized by Webby Awards

UBC Graduate School of Journalism International Reporting Program’s multimedia documentary CUT has been named a Webby Honoree in the “Green” category, which recognizes the best of environmental journalism.