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J-school students take home two Jack Webster Awards

  Shortly before the Webster Award for Best Radio Feature was announced, UBC Journalism grad Jodie Martinson and UBC Journalism student Lisa Hale had a friendly chat at the back of the room and wished each other good luck. The two radio producers were up for the award in the same category. Hale’s documentary The Imaginary […]

J-school students reflect on their summer internships

Students test their journalism skills working in media outlets across Canada and around the world. First year students completed 12-week professional internships working in established newsrooms and media outlets. Some second year students completed internships and fellowships to further develop their journalism skills. Heather Roy (Class of  2013) Over the summer, Heather Roy interned at […]

UBC j-school’s International Reporting Program presents CUT

  CUT, a new global reporting project by students from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism, uncovers the criminal, environmental and social consequences of the illegal timber trade. Ten graduate students from the journalism school’s International Reporting Program spent a year reporting on communities affected by illegal logging in Indonesia, Cameroon and Russia. CUT is presented through […]

UBC j-school racks up six Canadian Online Publishing Award nominations

UBC journalism students and faculty have received six nominations in the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs). The school’s prestigious International Reporting Program nabbed three nominations, while its new interdisciplinary social media course also received a nod. The other two finalists are for work for the TheThunderbird.ca produced by first-year students. This is a record number […]

UBC Graduate School of Journalism Hiring Web Developer

The School of Journalism is looking for a creative web developer to help build journalism websites with students and faculty. The developer will work on projects like the School’s award-winning student news site The Thunderbird, the Emmy Award-winning International Reporting Program, and the ground-breaking Reporting in Indigenous Communities website. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside […]

School of Journalism and Liu Institute for Global Issues Hiring Joint Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Global Issues and Digital Media, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Graduate School of Journalism, UBC (Vancouver) The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with anticipated start date as early as […]

Pilot social media course profits from journalism-business crossover

By Blake Murphy ’14 Mention business and journalism together in the same sentence and your audience is likely to be primed for a discussion on the economics of newspapers or the business section of the Sunday edition. But the Decoding Social Media pilot program at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism is […]

UBC j-grad Jodie Martinson wins Leo Award

UBC Journalism alumni, Jodie Martinson (’10), has won a Leo Award (BC Film and Television) for a CBC documentary. Her short TV documentary, Cue the Muse, took the award for Best Short Documentary. It was also nominated in two other categories; Best Direction in documentary, and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary. Cue the Muse, which Martinson co-produced with Greg Masuda, Clayton […]