Science, Medicine & Environment Reporting

Stephen Leahy, an award winning environmental and science journalist, spoke with the Reporting I class in March. He gave some very helpful tips and tricks when writing science-based stories and articles. Here are a few of my takeaways from our discussion: Leahy emphasized the importance of accuracy when writing about science. You must have the… Continue reading Science, Medicine & Environment Reporting


Crime Reporting

Tom Lynch, head of Campus Security, spoke with the Reporting I class on March 27, 2018. He spoke about his previous career as a police officer (with the investigative side of the police force) and injected humour into every moment he could. It was a very entertaining and informative class: here are a few takeaways.… Continue reading Crime Reporting

General Assignment Reporting

This week, Katrina Owens, a reporter at Kawartha Lakes This Week, spoke with our Reporting Class about general assignment reporting. She graduated from the Durham College Journalism Program in 2014 and has been working ever since. Katrina reports on various topics like entertainment, crime, education, sports, and politics. She also attends fundraisers, community events, parades… Continue reading General Assignment Reporting

Journalism and Public Relations

"At the end of the day, we're storytellers. It's just our stories have a different purpose."  ~ Jacquie Hoornweg This week in my Journalism Fundamentals class, we covered the differences and similarities between journalists and people who work in Public Relations. We had a Global Class with two individuals who have worked in both PR and journalism:… Continue reading Journalism and Public Relations