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IN THE FIELD: JAMUNA GALAY-TAMANG

Winner of the APTN/CAJ Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship, Jamuna Galay-Tamang talks about her experience working for 12 weeks with the APTN Investigates team in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A year ago this month I was working at a small hospital in Bella Bella, B.C. anticipating a career change...

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In The Field: The Legacy of Land in North Preston

 Untitled: The Legacy of Land in North Preston, is an investigative web project produced by second-year journalism students at the Nova Scotia Community College. It takes a look at the issue of land title in the historic Black community of North Preston and the stunning fact that many people t...

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In The Field: The Unremembered

This account describes the efforts it took Globe and Mail reporters to obtain a more complete picture of suicides of Afghanistan war veterans who fought in a combat that officially began in late 2001 and ended in March of 2014.    Standing at a kitchen counter in a home not far from th...

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In The Field: Jason Markusoff

Jason Markusoff describes the race to get the story, and the measures taken to sneak into the fire-ravaged community — days before the official media tour.   Maclean's wasn't there the day flames invaded Fort McMurray and everybody evacuated the city; given our newsroom's size, we...

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In The Field: Abigail Bimman

When I first called Park Lane Terrace to inquire about an unregistered nurse working on staff, the administrator scoffed at me. “That’s not true ... All of our staff are registered,” I was told. Abigail Bimman describes how she ended up alerting long-term care facilities to a...

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In The Field: Michelle Gagnon

The story behind CBC's The Extremes is one of sticking with a story.  On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions tore through Brussels' Zaventem airport. Just over an hour later, another at the Maelbeck metro station. Both, obvious soft targets strategically chosen to strike as glob...

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In The Field: Travis Lupick

 The Downtown Eastside is arguably the country’s most visible example of the human cost of Canada’s opioid abuse. Travis Lupick explains how he teamed up with Amanda Seibert to take readers and viewers to the streets to tell the story of an embattled community struggling to help &nd...

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In The Field: Grant Robertson

"The boxes of long-forgotten files, including transcripts and statements of claim dating back to the early 1990s, related to a series of patent fights between Purdue and some of Canada’s biggest drug companies. " Grant Robertson explains how he and colleague Karen Howlett&...

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In The Field: Karen Howlett

Karen Howlett explains how a team of Globe and Mail journalists attempted to trace the deadly path of fentanyl from supplier to consumer— a search that would produce troubling questions about the ability of governments to get a handle on this national crisis. ...

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Changes to Media magazine: A letter from David McKie

The CAJ is excited to launch a new "In the Field" digital series which will formally replace our longest running publication, Media magazine. Below, Media magazine editor and data-journalist extraordinaire, David McKie talks about the changes.  Flipping through pas...

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