JRC Publications

  • Toward 2020: New Directions in Journalism Education


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  • Contributors

    Gavin Adamson is an assistant professor in the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where he teaches first-year undergraduate students and final-year students in the Ryersonian newsroom. His current research concerns mental-health news coverage and digital news dissemination. Gene Allen is a professor and holder of the Velma Rogers Research Chair in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, and a faculty…

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  • Working as a Journalist in 2020: What Will It Take? A Round Table Discussion

    Moderator: Gene Allen Participants:             Derek Chezzi, Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Canada Steve Ladurantaye, Twitter Canada Jonathan Whitten, Executive Director of news content, CBC News It’s no longer news to anyone that journalism is facing a crisis; nor is it news that this presents opportunities for those who are willing to reimagine what journalism is, or might be. Every week brings new…

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  • Using Analytics: A Round Table Discussion

    Moderator: Gene Allen Participants: Marissa Nelson, Senior Director of Digital Media, CBC News[1] Erika Tustin, Digital Editor, Toronto Star Kenny Yum, Managing Editor, AOL Canada, Huffington Post Canada Introduction The rapid and profound changes affecting journalism make it difficult for journalism educators – many of whom have not worked regularly in newsrooms for several years – to keep up with…

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  • Like Reaching for the Pen: Towards a Greater Place for Digital News Video in Newsrooms and Journalism Curricula

    Gavin Adamson                                                 Introduction This study is inspired by the results of an experimental approach to reporting live in a student newsroom. On 16 November 2012, two fourth-year undergraduate students at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism ventured to the University of Toronto to cover a men’s rights activist’s speech. There they would produce, by some measures, the most successful editorial content…

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