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February 2015 
RSJ In Session
New j-school website makes decisions easier

On the new RSJ In Session website, it's all about choice.

 Where else can you watch journalism professors make the case for students to take their elective courses? Or view work from fellow students taking classes you're considering? Or submit your third- and fourth-year course selections online? (full story)

Entrepreneurial journalism
Entrepreneurial journalism course will be offered to undergraduates next year

Last month, Ryerson journalism professor Asmaa Malik stepped out of the classroom and into a simulated boardroom to pitch her idea for an app for cosmopolitan travellers. The pitch was the culmination of a five-day fellowship at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism, designed to help educators teach entrepreneurial journalism (full story).


More information on the Journalism Laboratory course is available here.


A conversation with Jesse Brown
Canadaland founder talks CBC and crowdfunding

Speaking at an event co-sponsored by the Ryerson School of Journalism, founder of the Canadaland podcast and website Jesse Brown told the audience he's developing a brand-new podcast dedicated to Canadian politics (full story).

Faculty Spotlight
Bill Reynolds takes over as editor of Literary Journalism Studies

The digital revolution in journalism means magazines such as The New Yorker and The Atlantic now publish shorter pieces and stories that reflect what's happening in the news, says the new editor of the journal Literary Journalism Studies (full story). 


Kamal Al-Solaylee's book  Intolerable is a Canada Reads finalist 

Kamal Al-Solaylee admits the title of his memoir Intolerable may be "a bit of a downer" but its content is uplifting and has the potential to break down barriers (full story). 

Newspaper historian Gene Allen appointed Velma Rogers Research Chair

Journalist and historian Gene Allen already has a book under his belt, but he admits he could always use some extra time to complete his projects, especially his in-progress biography on Associated Press legend Kent Cooper (full story). 

Photography Exhibit
Picture Change showcases revolutionary photography

The School of Journalism will host part of a photography exhibit focused on the most meaningful photos taken by more than 100 Canadian photographers. Picture Change, an event hosted by non-profit group PhotoSensitive aims to explore how each photographer has affected change in society through their work (full story). 

Grads at Work
Filipe Masetti Leite 
(RSJ '10)

You rode horseback from Calgary to Brazil. What inspired the journey? 

My journey was inspired by Aim� F�lix Tschiffely's 1925 Long Ride from Argentina to New York. My father used to read me his book, Tschiffely's Ride, to me before bed. I spent a lifetime dreaming about undertaking my own Long Ride (full story). 

 To see videos of Filipe's adventure, click here

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.

Upcoming Events

February 04, 2015
(12:15pm - 1:30pm, The Venn, RCC 103)

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(7:00pm - 9:00pm, RCC 204)

February 12, 2015
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(5:30pm - 8:00pm, The Venn, RCC 103)

In This Issue
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RSJ Wire
The RSJ WIRE (www.rsjwire.ca and @rsj_wire) distributes our students' best work from j-school courses, internships, course partnerships and freelance work. 


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.

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