Articles by: Amanda Soufi

Co-founder of Media Spot Me talks about entering the DMZ

Co-founder of Media Spot Me talks about entering the DMZ

Rougas talks about other industry professionals besides journalists who can appreciate this tool. He also talks about the events he’s had the opportunity to be apart of because of the DMZ and the obstacles he’s faced since his company was launched back in March 2013.  Rougas explains how this product could of helped him if he was still in the […]

by Amanda Soufi· · News, On Campus, Webcasts
‘Expert finder’ search engine startup joins the Digital Media Zone

‘Expert finder’ search engine startup joins the Digital Media Zone

Media Spot Me is one of the newest companies to join Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. The company, launched last year, is the first search engine that connects journalists and other writers to industry professionals willing to be interviewed as expert sources. Teaming up with the DMZ is a step in the right direction for the fledgling company, said co-founder Stavros […]

by Amanda Soufi· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Interactive: Students discuss their plans after university

Interactive: Students discuss their plans after university

For many fourth-year students’ graduating this year, deciding on what to do afterwards can be intimidating and nerve-wracking. Deciding whether you want to travel, go to grad school, or get a job in your field is a dilemma many post-secondary students face. We asked fourth-year students the ultimate question, “What will you be doing once you graduate?” Listen to their […]

by Amanda Soufi· · Arts & Life, Interactives, Top stories
On the required reading list for a mandatory radio and television arts course: video games. (Arti Panday / Ryersonian Staff)

Swapping textbooks for video games

Instead of sifting through readings in a textbook, Brian DeSousa, a second-year radio and television arts student, is playing The Walking Dead video game — not just for fun, but for class. Video games are becoming popular teaching tools for professors around the world. Earlier this year, a religious studies teacher at a secondary school in Norway incorporated The Walking […]

Zip lining in Punta Cana last May

Bitten by the travel bug

  The best moments of my life have happened while travelling around the world. There’s something about being surrounded by clear blue waters, tall palm trees, soft white sand and foreign foods that is so tranquil. It’s an atmosphere I’ll never tire of. As my university career comes to an end this April, I often wonder about the future. I’ve […]

by Amanda Soufi· · Opinion, Voices
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 12

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 12

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.   Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Student stressors – Graduation Rob Ford and the pride flag First Canadian gold medal at the Sochi […]

RTA students Kattie Laur and Anthony Suen are in the planning stage for their interactive documentary. (Rebecca Sedore / Ryersonian Staff)

RTA students designing interactive documentary

Two fourth-year radio and television arts students are in the process of creating an interactive documentary to raise awareness of epilepsy. The interactive, called Grey Matter, will portray everything a person with epilepsy feels, sees and hears when they experience an episode. Kattie Laur and Anthony Suen are the masterminds behind the project. “I have personal relationships with people who […]

RTA students discuss their new interactive documentary

RTA students discuss their new interactive documentary

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 11

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 11

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.   Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: The Ukraine Crisis Minimum Wage Increase Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman Superbowl Sunday  

by Amanda Soufi· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 10

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 10

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.   Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Rob Ford’s latest video antics Terrorist threats in Sochi Quebec seniors home fire New TTC plan The […]

by Amanda Soufi· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Siblings Rodney and Pascale Diverlus. (Courtesy Pascale Diverlus)

Former RSU president’s younger sister runs for VP equity

Political ambition runs in the Diverlus family. Pascale Diverlus, a second-year journalism student, is campaigning to be the next vice-president equity. Her older brother Rodney held the same position when he first joined the students’ union in 2012. He later moved on to the role of president. But she insists she’s not following in her brother’s footsteps. “This is something […]

by Amanda Soufi· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson student Angela Sucee exercises at the RAC. (Rebecca Sedore/The Ryersonian)

RSU proposal for women-only gym time draws criticism

The Ryerson Students’ Union is surveying students about whether they’d like to see women-only gym time. The proposal has already sparked controversy on campus. The survey has garnered more than 2,000 responses, and is one step in a campaign to make athletic facilities more accessible for women. Some students criticize the proposal, saying the gym should be equally accessible for […]

Graeme Smith, Ryerson journalism alumni and former Globe and Mail war reporter.

Ryerson grad shortlisted for Taylor Prize

A Ryerson journalism graduate has been shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Graeme Smith’s war memoir, The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan, was one of five nominees for the 13-year-old prize. In it, Smith recounts shocking details of his time reporting from the front line of Canada’s mission in southern Afghanistan and how […]