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The kids are in crisis — and COVID-​19 is making it worse

November 23, 2020

By Robert Cribb, Staff Reporter Declan Keogh, Investigative Journalism Bureau One in seven Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 say they harmed themselves on purpose in the past year. One in six had serious thoughts of suicide. One in three say...

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Opinion: Dalla Lana’s new IJB is a promising development in investigative journalism

November 2, 2020

Whether it’s sitting in front of a television screen at home watching the daily updates on COVID-19 or reading about the latest developments of a potential vaccine in your copy of The Globe and Mail, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Why nurses of the future need to embrace high-tech

November 21, 2017

The Conversation with Kylie Gionet, a Munk journalism fellow. Picture someone who works in tech. They might fit a stereotype: heavy-rimmed glasses, hoodie, T-shirt branded with a startup’s logo, male. You probably don’t imagine a nurse. Yet integrated electronic health records, wearables,...

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A Program That Turns Doctors into Muckrakers

November 13, 2017

For years, the growing traffic in Canadian high school girls — picked up in Toronto’s suburbs and pushed into the sex trade — was a secret story. Then, last winter, a journalist joined police investigating the traffickers and started speaking...

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Turning experts into journalists, with a ‘big cognitive shift’

May 6, 2017

“You hear people saying, ‘You can’t teach news judgment, it comes after years and years and years,’” says Robert Steiner. “And I disagree. Some people will get it more than others, but you actually can teach news judgment.” Read rest...

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In the digital age, leaders need to think like journalists

November 17, 2016

If your work puts you in the midst of thorny public discussions, or if you’re in the business of constantly feeding new ideas into the marketplace, your rules of communications are changing fast. “Spin”, the standard practice of relentlessly turning...

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Postmedia Presents Alia Dharssi with the 2016 Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism

September 21, 2015

Postmedia is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the 2016 Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism, Alia Dharssi. Read this story at Postmedia

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Pitching coach: A program at the University of Toronto wants to turn subject experts into freelancers

September 18, 2015

“Atul Gawande is a model of a guy who is active in his field, but in his journalism he’s actually a reporter,” Robert Steiner said. “He’s not just opining and writing op-ed pieces.” It’s the hope of creating more Gawandes that brought...

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U of T is rethinking how journalists get trained

July 1, 2015

When the remote threat of Ebola spreading in the United States became an all-consuming media spectacle last fall, CNN’s Anderson Cooper began regularly drawing on the commentary of a young Dallas Morning Newsreporter named Seema Yasmin, who also happens to be...

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Five Good Ideas about how non-profits can benefit from the media revolution

February 23, 2015

For years, news media were the gatekeepers to the public agenda. Anyone hoping to shape the debate on a given issue had to pitch stories to journalists, submit occasional op-eds, and hope for impact. But the current media revolution is...

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