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Documenting combat journalism

Documenting combat journalism

He just looked at me and shook his head. “This is chaos,” he said. The ‘he’ mentioned on page 184 of The Savage War is the late Jack Layton. I always trusted his words of social responsibility and hope. I think his words here describe not only the novel The Savage War, but also of our … Continue reading

Aren’t these Canadian issues?

Aren’t these Canadian issues?

When I was in primary school, I was asked to do an assignment on my heritage. I went home and asked my mother where our family was from. She gave me all kind of answers from across Europe: Polish, Scottish, Ukrainian. I also remember her mentioning Metis so I listed it among my European heritage. … Continue reading

Visuals to aid

Visuals to aid

At school, we have been learning about aiding different visuals to our stories. And I am not talking about pictures, but about graphs and data that will help the reader understand the information in more detail. I have already done this to some degree in an article a classmate and I wrote for the Winnipeg … Continue reading

Ground Zero

I have read the book ‘Hiroshima’ before. It is a compilation of articles about six survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city in 1945. The compilations were published in The New Yorker a year after the Americans dropped the atomic bomb. When I picked up the book, I knew what to expect. … Continue reading

Who do you remember?

When you think of Remembrance Day, who do you remember? Neither of my Grandparents were in the army. My Great-grandparents were but I feel a lack of connection to them since they all perished either before I was born or when I was very young. All I remember about Grandma-in-the-little-house was that she had a … Continue reading

I am a journalist.

I am a journalist.

I went into CreComm to work in PR. This is no secret. I only switched from public relations to journalism within the last couple of weeks. Many people are curious about why I made the switch and the answer is: to me, it felt right. On my recent trip to Ghana, people were very curious … Continue reading