10 Sep

When satire falls flat: Lessons from The Western Gazette’s botched attempt at being funny

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Ryan Mallough</strong></p>

4 Sep

Media Musings: Does a journalism education still matter?

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" class_5.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons</em></p><p><strong>By Joe Banks</strong></p><p>My students may be shocked to know we’ve posed the question in the headline, since in the asking, there is a suggestion that it doesn’t. So I will confidently and quickly answer in the affirmative before explaining: of course it matters, and it will continue to matter.</p>

25 Aug

11 mistakes to avoid as a newbie journalist

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" Newsroom_1.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Matt Meuse</em></p><p>The newsroom can be a tricky place for an intern. You need to impress but you don’t want to step on any toes.</p>

26 May

Why some journalism grads no longer wait for a job offer

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Jimmy Thomson</strong></p>

15 Apr

Why CUP needs to live

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" logo_3.JPG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Jane Lytvynenko</strong></p><p>When I think of Canadian University Press, I remember the first time I met one of my journalistic idols. It was Alan Cross, a music history guru, who addressed student journalists at CUP’s national conference back in 2012. I managed little more than a squeak and a handshake, but that awkward encounter motivates me to keep fighting for CUP.</p>

15 Apr

Canadian University Press appoints three industry pros to board of directors

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" logo_2.JPG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>Canadian University Press has appointed three industry professionals to its board of directors.</p><p>President Erin Hudson said the appointees will bring to CUP strong skills and expertise in financial accountability, professionalism and seeking new partnerships and grants.</p>

14 Apr

Why CUP needs to die

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" logo_0.JPG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Robert Murray</strong></p><p>You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the problems of the Canadian University Press.</p>

11 Apr

Why my unpaid internship worked for me

<p><strong>By Andrew Snook</strong></p><p>There has been a significant amount of debate around writers’ water coolers lately on whether it is appropriate for journalists to work for free.</p><p>This is an understandable concern for anyone working in the newspaper industry, which has witnessed the virtual gutting of some of the industry’s best and brightest.</p>

9 Apr

CUP restructures further, relinquishes control of NASH conference

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" logo.JPG" title="" /><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p><p>The Canadian University Press has restructured its national office to bring its budget into line for the upcoming fiscal year.</p>

7 Apr

Live blog: What’s life like after j-school?

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