Master of Media in Journalism and Communication
Students embrace MMJC summer internships shift

Students embrace MMJC summer internships shift

Faculty and staff of the Master of Media in Journalism and Communication (MMJC) program developed an entirely new internal summer internship program for students as the COVID-19 pandemic started canceling or postponing external opportunities.

Times testing fractured media landscape

Times testing fractured media landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to test a fractured media environment’s ability to balance speed, accuracy and consistency – all in real time with lives on the line. It is a test, according to Western experts, for traditionalists and techies, alike.

Prévost-Manuel named CBC Donaldson Scholar

Prévost-Manuel named CBC Donaldson Scholar

Master’s in Journalism & Communication Jade Prévost-Manuel is one of eight journalism students across Canada selected receive the Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship. The 23-year-old will begin a four-month placement in Toronto this May.

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

In ‘Blackberry Town,’ former newspaper reporter Chuck Howitt, BA’76, MAJ’79, explores the explosive rise and fall of Research in Motion (RIM) ad what it has meant to the high-tech industry in the community of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Statue echoes lessons of bravery, compassion

Statue echoes lessons of bravery, compassion

A larger-than-life bronze sculpture by Western alumnus Wynn Walters has revived the memory of a Canadian First World War hero – and started a conversation about so much more.

Hewa: Be a person first, a journalist second

Hewa: Be a person first, a journalist second

“You’re exploiting me,” she said. “You’re trying to dig something out of me.” She didn’t hang up. Instead, there were the sounds of the key in her office door, her loud, shaky breathing.

Award empowers student to take next step

Award empowers student to take next step

Angela McInnes, journalist, has finally arrived. “It’s cool to know that not only am I’m going to be paid for my craft, but I can finally put that first,” said the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication student. “I’ve been juggling writing with school...

Best books of 2017, according to Western

Best books of 2017, according to Western

As 2017 winds down, Western News brings you a list of book recommendations from members of our campus community. Included are the year’s favourite reads from students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Halifax Explosion still resonates a century later

Halifax Explosion still resonates a century later

Ken Cuthbertson, MA’75 (Journalism), returned to the stories of his youth in his newest book with an exploration of one of the most catastrophic man-made disasters of the 20th Century.

TVO hub looks to explore Southwestern Ontario

TVO hub looks to explore Southwestern Ontario

Cutbacks in newsrooms across the country have not only resulted in an increasingly documented dearth in local journalism – they have also severed ties that bind communities by way of shared experiences and concerns. It’s a journalism “crisis” TVO wants to address...

Leck: Building trust isn’t a ‘nice-to-have’

Leck: Building trust isn’t a ‘nice-to-have’

United Airlines staff dragged a paying customer off a plane, sparking an international news bonanza — and a small newspaper in Louisville, Ky., had a scoop. Louisville’s Courier-Journal reported on April 11 that the passenger, David Dao, lost his medical license in...

Journalism alumna named to FASPE

Journalism alumna named to FASPE

Katrina Clarke, MA’13 (Journalism), currently a reporter at the Toronto Star, is one of 12 journalism students and young journalists chosen by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program in Europe this...

Indigenous reporting seminar set

Indigenous reporting seminar set

Miles Kenyon of the Journalists for Human Rights will lead a workshop reporting on indigenous issues at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Somerville House, room 3315. Kenyon, manager of the Indigenous Reporters Program, will cover topics such as representation,...

CBC Windsor, Journalism  students bring stories to life

CBC Windsor, Journalism students bring stories to life

Students in Western’s Master of Arts in Journalism program have partnered with CBC Windsor's Afternoon Drive radio show (which broadcasts all over southwestern Ontario) to produce audio documentaries as part of their coursework. CBC Windsor is promoting the...

Paper considers ‘informed consent’ for journalists

Paper considers ‘informed consent’ for journalists

Under Canadian law, a reporter must only provide their name and employer in order to obtain legal consent to conduct an interview with someone and publish its contents. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is asking if that standard offers enough protection to inexperienced and/or marginalized people.

Western mourns loss of former dean Desbarats

Western mourns loss of former dean Desbarats

The Western community is mourning the death of Peter Desbarats, former dean of Western’s Graduate School of Journalism from 1981-97, who died Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Festival reviews take centre stage at professor’s blog

With world-class theatre just down the road, chances are you’ve already enjoyed a production or two at the Stratford Festival. And though the myriad of plays each season presents at least one worth seeing for any taste, it’s not a bad idea to consult a review or two before deciding which is worth the $100 seat.

Here, Keith Tomasek could help.