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My ode to Saskatchewan

My ode to Saskatchewan

As I sit in my office at the 4H Tanzania building on coastal East Africa, I can’t help but think of the party happening halfway around the world in chilly Saskatchewan this week. That is something I never thought I would do: miss Saskatchewan, a place which became my home for the past year. The … Continue reading

Inspiration

The other day some of my classmates were discussing my blog (famous! I know, right?) They couldn’t decide where the name “Oh, oh, oh Miss Alyssa’ came from. Someone said Beyoncé. Other people said no way. And then I told them. It is based on this beauty. I guess it just inspired me. Plus, I … 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

A CreComm Intern in Delhi

A CreComm Intern in Delhi

Now that I am (almost) officially done my internship, I think it is time that I share with you all what I have experienced here. First of all, I have to say how lucky I feel that I have been able to come to India and learn about the media here. The Commonwealth Journalists Association … Continue reading

Representation in the media

My friend suggested I watch the documentary ‘Miss Representation’ the other day. Intrigued, I decided to take time out of my busy schedule to watch it. It is a documentary about how women are presented in all aspects of the media. As a student of Creative Communications, I have learned about all these aspects in … Continue reading

The ‘small town’ newspaper

The ‘small town’ newspaper

I have been meeting a lot of inspiring people lately. And I like it. The other night, I was lucky enough to be invited by a friend to the RRC Alumni Dinner. The MC for the event was CreComm alumni, former foreign correspondent and current Global National anchor Dawna Friesen. Now, I am not embarrassed … Continue reading

My Date with Peter Mansbridge

My Date with Peter Mansbridge

Peter Mansbridge is a rockstar. Last Friday, I got to go see ‘Encounter: An Evening with Peter Mansbridge”. Not only do I love CreComm for these kinds of opportunities, this one was extra special. After all, who didn’t grow up wanting to be Peter Mansbridge when they were a kid… Well I might be semi-alone … Continue reading

Journalism and the Law

For the last two Mondays, I have visited the law courts. Despite having been there before, I still really do not know what is happening. To write my stories, I feel I have to clarify everything with the attorneys and ask a bunch of questions. The first time we went, I lucked out with a … Continue reading

Journalists on Screen

Journalists on Screen

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a Blockbuster closing sale looking through $3 movies. Being as I buy too many movies, I am not scared to admit that my movie collection grew by around 30 movies that day. When I got home and was filing them into my database (I know, loser), I … Continue reading