• Victims of natural disasters must be dealt with respectfully: NYT Canada bureau chief

    Dec. 5, 2017 By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter Reporters who fly in to cover natural disasters must report on people suffering the consequences with respect and compassion, says journalist Catherine Porter, who arrived in Haiti soon after the 2010 earthquake to cover the story for the Toronto Star. Porter was one of several speakers at a recent Ryerson Review of…

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  • NYT Canadian photo archive a rich resource for journalism researchers

    By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter The 25,000 New York Times news photographs of Canada now archived in the Ryerson Image Centre represent a “treasure trove” for journalism historians and researchers, says the head of the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. The collection of photos dating from about 1910 until 1990 includes images of major Canadian political events and conflicts, landscapes, sports…

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  • What makes a good photo? Trends in photojournalism

    By STEPH WECHSLER Special to the RJRC Digital photography and the capacity to edit pictures quickly and affordably have reopened debate over what editorializing means in images and the nature of photojournalistic neutrality, says award-winning photographer Peter Bregg. New technologies have expanded the options for manipulating photographs, Bregg said during a panel discussion organized by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre:…

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