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COVID-19: TIPS & BEST-PRACTICES FOR JOURNALISTS

Canadian journalists are playing an essential role in keeping communities informed as the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to spread. The pandemic has hit every industry including Canadian media and the CAJ is striving to support journalists as best it can. We have collated some tips, resourc...

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IN THE FIELD: REMEMBERING CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD

This In The Field piece was writen by the CAJ's post-secondary student intern, Conor McCarthy. Conor is a fourth-year student at the University of Ottawa. He has been previously been published in The National Post, The Guardian and the Ottawa Sun.  Journalist, author and well-kn...

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IN THE FIELD: DEAN STOLTZ

The CAJ's Jasmine Stamos speaks to Dean Stoltz about his emotional journey reporting on medically assisted death, and the responsibility that comes with telling the intimate story of a man's passing in Dying with Dignity.  What was going through your mind when Ed Ness asked you to tell ...

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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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