Steph Wechsler

  • 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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  • Rape culture and the perfect victim: Using the rights words in sexual assault coverage

    By STEPH WECHSLER Special to the RJRC February 26, 2016 Jian Ghomeshi’s trial has given Canadians a crash course in the parameters of consent and a comprehensive case study on how the media covers sexual violence. Farrah Khan, co-ordinator of the Office for Sexual Violence Support and Education at Ryerson University, called the climate around the case “tumultuous,” and urged journalists…

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