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October 2 015 
Fahmy Speaks at Ryerson
Freed journalist critical of government support, calls for better protection for citizens abroad

Recently freed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy thanked his supporters Tuesday, while criticizing the Harper government's lack of effort and diplomatic bungles during his detainment in Egypt.

"While you here, citizens in Canada and around the world, clearly understood the urgency of the situation we faced in prison in Egypt, the Harper government did not," Fahmy said at a press conference at the Ryerson University School of Journalism organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression  ( full story ).

Video: The RRJ  also spoke with Fahmy about his time behind bars and his future in Canadian journalism. Watch here.
Canada Votes 2015
Lights, camera, election! Ryersonian airs special election-night live broadcast
The Ryersonian's first-ever live election broadcast went off without a hitch, with around 256 people tuning in over the course of the evening.

The broadcast, which ran from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., featured multiple hosts, graphics, and breaking updates, and represents the first time such a large-scale production has been pulled off on campus  ( full story ). 

Elxnzone: The Ryersonian's full coverage is available  here
RSJ Awards
What's your RSJ story?
 The Ryerson School of Journalism Awards celebrate our exceptional students and the stories they tell. This year, we're inviting members of the RSJ community to share your stories from the field and beyond. Please email us at office.journalism@ryerson.ca or visit our awards site to add your voice. 
RSJ Faculty
Professor and poet Marsha Barber launches new book, All the Lovely Broken People

The poet W. H. Auden famously said, "poetry changes nothing."  Ryerson University journalism professor Marsha Barber disagrees.

Barber, a former CBC senior producer and, more recently, an award-winning poet, says that through poetry - much like journalism - it is possible to affect social and political change
( full story ).

Mark Bulgutch's new book shares stories from celebrated journalists

In an attempt to separate journalism from new trends, a Ryerson instructor has authored a book featuring stories from celebrated Canadian journalists to highlight what he thinks good journalism should be.
Mark Bulgutch, a contract lecturer at the Ryerson School of Journalism and former CBC journalist, spoke to 44 journalists about some of their most iconic stories for  That's Why I'm a Journalist ( full story). 

Prospective Students
RSJ Open House 

Starting at  9 am  on  November 13 , the School of Journalism will be participating in the Ryerson Open House.  We look forward to meeting you and showing you what RSJ has to offer. Let us know if you'd like to register. More information is available here

Photo gallery: Ontario Universities Fair 2015

This year's Ontario Universities Fair ran from Sept. 25 to 27 and attracted more than 120,000 students, parents and educators over three days. The Ryerson School of Journalism was there answering questions from students and explaining the finer points of the program  (photo gallery ).

Journalism Course Union
Meet your new JCU

For the last three years, the Journalism Course Union has been a student-run powerhouse, organizing events for journalism students, starting and selling a line of JCU clothing, and helping students connect with industry professionals. Prior to the 2013-2014 school year though, the JCU was a modest organization, hosting at most one sparsely-attended event a year (full story).
RSJ Headliners Induction Party

Come celebrate this year's inductees and connect with the Ryerson Journalism community. All are welcome! Free to attend, cash bar. 
Monday, November 30, 5-9 pm at Red Midtown Tavern, 382 Yonge St. 

Grads at Work
Josh Wingrove
(RSJ '08)
Currently: Parliamentary reporter, Bloomberg News

What was the most important thing you got from your j-school education?

Experience. It sort of sounds trite or obvious, given that so many people say that about Ryerson, but it really is the case. Your education there prepares you to be effective when you walk through the doors of a news organization for the first time but helps you get through the door of the news organization for the first time. I think the internships they co-ordinate there were really valuable. These are things that can't be overstated in terms of their value. I had an internship at the CBC in fourth year that was great. I think the experience really was the big thing that we got from Ryerson  ( full story ). 
Grads at Work  is an occasional series of profiles of RSJ alums. If you know of a notable grad you'd like to see featured, send us an email at   office.journalism@ryerson.ca.

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Don't be a stranger!

Alumni can stay connected in several ways: 
  • Volunteer to be your newsroom's contact to help us stay in touch or find partnership opportunities. 
  • Contribute to J-Source, Canada's journalism portal, whose editorial centre is now housed at Ryerson. 
  • Join other alumni to foster journalism in the developing world, starting in the winter of 2015 (see above).
  • Take a tour of the School. 
Whatever your choice, let us know and we'll be in touch.

Upcoming Events
November 9, 2015
May Jeong will be speaking about her work covering issues in Afghanistan where she is based, as well her experience as a foreign correspondent and woman in the country. 
(6 pm, The Venn, RCC103)
November 13, 2015
Ryerson Open House
RSJ will be participating in the fall open house. Let us know if you'd like to register. More information is available here.  
November 30, 2015
RSJ Headliners Induction Party
Hosted by the Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association 
(5 - 9 pm, Red Midtown Tavern, 382 Yonge St.)
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