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  • ‘Like fiction — except it’s true’: Exploring Bill Reynolds’ philosophy of literary journalism

    By Ben Cohen Smack in the middle of fiction and nonfiction is literary journalism, a style that employs narrative techniques to report the truth — or at least a version or two of it. “Literary journalism is almost like fiction – except it’s true,” says Bill Reynolds, co-founder the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies and editor of its journal.…

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  • My double life: Journalists who also write fiction and poetry

    By Ben Cohen Are fiction and journalism compatible? Can a journalist also be a fiction writer or poet? My Double Life: Journalists who also write fiction and poetry, a panel hosted by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre last month, showed that yes, some people really can do both. The panel brought together three journalists with side careers in creative writing:…

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  • WATCH – Ryan McMahon: The 2019 Atkinson Lecture

    Watch the 2019 Atkinson Lecture from Ryan McMahon, “We become the stories we tell ourselves: Indigenous realities in media today.”   Ryan McMahon is host of Canadaland’s Thunder Bay podcast and an Anishinaabe comedian, writer and media maker. He spoke at Ryerson University on April 4, 2019.

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  • Under the Nazis’ Thumb: A lunch and learn

    How the world’s biggest news agency struggled (and sometimes failed) to cover news from Hitler’s Germany. In this presentation, based on original archival research, Gene Allen outlines the pressures that foreign journalists working in Nazi Germany faced in the 1930s, and examines the compromises that the Berlin bureau of Associated Press made to keep threats of expulsion at bay. AP’s…

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  • Lunch, learn and meditate with Ann Rauhala

    It’s March. You’re stressed. Take a pause to try mindfulness meditation and learn about research into its benefits for journalists and journalism students.   Featuring Ann Rauhala, journalism professor and FCAD Teaching Chair at Ryerson University.   When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Where: The Catalyst, Rogers Communications Centre Room 230 Bring your lunch and friends. All…

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