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  • Centre for Free Expression coming to Ryerson

    By DASHA ZOLOTA Special to the RJRC A new Centre for Free Expression, the first of its kind at a Canadian university, is coming to Ryerson. Currently in the planning stages, the centre will be housed in the Faculty of Communication and Design and led by Jim Turk, a distinguished visiting professor at the School of Journalism. It will focus…

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  • Radio station where J-School professor taught burns down in Liberia

    By ROBERT LIWANAG Staff Reporter The destruction of the University of Liberia’s campus radio station is a blow to the school’s journalism program, says Ryerson professor Janice Neil, who spent five weeks advising faculty and teaching students there in 2013. A fire ignited by an electrical spark from the building’s air conditioner destroyed station LUX 106.6 FM early on Saturday,…

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  • Ryerson professor finalist for the 2015 Canada Prize in the Humanities

    By ROBERT LIWANAG Staff Reporter Ryerson journalism professor Gene Allen is a finalist for the 2015 Canada Prize in the Humanities for his scholarly book on the Canadian Press news agency. The book, Making National News: A History of Canadian Press, explores the history of the Canadian Press (CP), including its role during World War II, relationship with the Associated…

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  • Clueless in workshop on aboriginal issues

    By DAISY BADU Special to the RJRC The questions on the quiz at the start of the workshop sent my mind into overdrive. “When was the last time you read a story about Canada’s indigenous community?” we were being asked. Could I remember the last story? When would it have been? Had I ever even read a story about this…

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  • RJRC and its researchers in the news

    2012 Jalifax Chronicle Herald, April 14, 2012   Don’t take free press for granted                                                                                   Article related to RJRC press freedom…

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