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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  • 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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  • Where will journalism education go from here?

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter The future of journalism education is the focus of a new collection of essays just published by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. As waves of change transform the news industry, the papers in Toward 2020: New Directions in Journalism Education grapple with where journalism education should go from here and concludes it needs to change…

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  • Ryerson profs developing app that tracks variety and placement of sources in stories

    By ILINA GHOSH Staff Reporter An app that will allow newsrooms to monitor who journalists go to for quotes in stories is being developed by two journalism professors at Ryerson University. Gavin Adamson and Asmaa Malik, assistant professors at the Ryerson School of Journalism, say the goal of their project is to help newsrooms produce more balanced content. The pair…

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