Ilina Ghosh

  • Navigating the freelance jungle: Tips from Robert Osborne

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter March 8, 2016   Freelance journalists must pitch strategically and confidently and be “the raccoon[s] of the journalism world,” veteran freelancer Robert Osborne told students at a recent workshop organized by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. Osborne’s workshop, which focused on selling stories and maximizing the return on work, took students through the freelance process,…

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  • Covering aboriginal issues: Tips from TRC commissioner Marie Wilson

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter February 23, 2016   Journalists must embrace their role as educators when reporting on indigenous issues and recognize how their work shapes perceptions, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson said during this year’s Atkinson lecture at Ryerson’s School of Journalism. In her address, Wilson drew upon lessons she learned over many years as a CBC…

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  • CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault on reporting from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter   After eight days of reporting in the Ebola–ravaged city of Monrovia, Liberia, CBC News senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault says fear and suspicion haunted her team’s homecoming – even before they set foot back in Canada. It was October 2014 and while the Ebola virus was rapidly coursing through western Africa, a different epidemic had…

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  • News media played key role in scrutinizing anti-terror legislation, new research shows

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter A year ago this month, Canada’s new anti-terrorism legislation, the controversial Bill C-51, was unveiled at a campaign-style rally in a Toronto suburb. The divisive legislation initially encountered little opposition on Parliament Hill, leaving it to the media to highlight concerns. And Canadian news outlets were “equal to the challenge,” according to new research conducted…

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  • Social media shakes things up in journalism influencing what gets reported, what audiences read

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter She was excluded from the Globe and Mail’s federal leaders’ debate this past fall, but Green Party leader Elizabeth May tweeted her way into the discussion, demonstrating how social media provides a platform for voices ignored by traditional news organizations. Twitter and other social media also give the public a greater role in determining what’s…

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