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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 […]

School of Journalism and Liu Institute for Global Issues Hiring Joint Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Global Issues and Digital Media, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Graduate School of Journalism, UBC (Vancouver) The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with anticipated start date as early as […]

Pilot social media course profits from journalism-business crossover

By Blake Murphy ’14 Mention business and journalism together in the same sentence and your audience is likely to be primed for a discussion on the economics of newspapers or the business section of the Sunday edition. But the Decoding Social Media pilot program at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism is […]

UBC j-grad Jodie Martinson wins Leo Award

UBC Journalism alumni, Jodie Martinson (’10), has won a Leo Award (BC Film and Television) for a CBC documentary. Her short TV documentary, Cue the Muse, took the award for Best Short Documentary. It was also nominated in two other categories; Best Direction in documentary, and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary. Cue the Muse, which Martinson co-produced with Greg Masuda, Clayton […]

Reporting in Indigenous Communities Course Means More Than Just Storytelling

By Blake Murphy ’14 Every First Nations community has their own word for water. While many native terms are composed of a large variety of native and settler languages, the idea of water is important enough that multiple words for it still exist in the different languages. Tsuk Ekanam is a Chinook term for “water […]

UBC j-grad Jodie Martinson nominated for 4 Leo Awards

UBC Journalism alumni, Jodie Martinson (’10), has been nominated for four Leo Awards (BC Film and Television). Her animated short, Stronghearted, has been nominated for a Leo in the Best Animation Program or Series category. She has also been nominated for her short TV documentary, Cue the Muse, in three categories: Best Short Documentary, Best Direction in documentary, […]

Dr. Mary Lynn Young nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Dr. Mary Lynn Young has been nominated for the YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards in the Education, Training and Development category.