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Envisioning the Future of International Journalism

Posted by stephaniehughes95 on April 12, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (2)

International journalism is going through various transitions, one of the main ones being the change from traditional media to digital media. I think the future of international journalism will be less boots-on-the-ground as an approach as will rely increasingly on citizen journalism and social media from locals. With the lack of funding that news sources put into international embassies, a continuously connected world is important. However, these new methods won’t lose sight of in-pers...

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Controversy is the Best Policy

Posted by stephaniehughes95 on February 6, 2015 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Controversy. Con-tro-ver-sy. It’s such an overused word because it is so prevalent in our society. It’s supposed to describe something that has two or more distinct polarizing views, is tongue-in-cheek, or a gray area. It’s a word that’s slapped on a public figure when they say a few naughty words, it’s a word that the liberal media likes to use when crying foul, and it’s a word that a weepy hack writer like myself can only hope to aspire to. Controversy ge...

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A Case of Brain and Brawn

Posted by stephaniehughes95 on February 6, 2015 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

On the ride over to Toronto by GO train, looking up from a book for just a second – I saw it: a pale, armless Romanesque statue with a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey stretched over it. People are putting their team logos on their car windows in decal form, writing with team logo pens and pencils, unlocking their phone to reveal a team logo wallpaper, and Tim Hortons is selling a flashy Toronto Maple Leafs doughnut. It looks like it would taste just like any other doughnut with its white pas...

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A Lonely Sea of Faces

Posted by stephaniehughes95 on February 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Toronto is such a socially desolate city – in a place so abundant with life and with people, how can we be so alone? In smaller communities, everyone knows one another – not just the name and face of them, but really knows what they do for a living, where they went to school, what kind of dog they have, the colour of their drapes, yada yada. Alright, granted: there’s a lot more to keep track of in big city Toronto than in Middle-of-Buttfuck-Nowhere, ON. I don’t know wh...

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Thank you, BTE-Dan

Posted by stephaniehughes95 on July 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I would once again like to thank BTE-Dan for pitching in a word on my U.S.S Starship Enterprise article. It really means a lot to a rookie like me.