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Students to Watch: Fourth-year RTA student empowers women in podcast

Students to Watch: Fourth-year RTA student empowers women in podcast

Best Practice makes perfect for budding photographer and podcaster Taylor Reynolds.

Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

In the new Trump era, what privacy does a journalist have?

Guests spoke to student journalists about privacy in a time of extreme surveillance.

by Lamees Wajahat· · Media, News, On Campus
Professor Colleen Derkatch at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Perusing perspective

Why what we say and how we say it is the reason for polarity in modern culture.

by Julia Ho· · Media, News, On Campus
Gail Cohen at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

The evolving journalism landscape

Gail Cohen, media director for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, discussed how the role of the journalist has changed in turbulent times.

by Brianne Spiker· · Media, News, On Campus
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Teach-in reinforces idea that media is under threat

This week, Ryerson University’s journalism school played host to a teach-in catered to its students.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Media, Opinion
Sarah Jackson in the Rogers Communications Centre. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Controlling the conversation: Ryerson edition

Ryerson denied me access to a student conversation, and I still don’t know why.

by Sarah Jackson· · Guest Opinion, Media, Opinion
Jessica Vomiero in Ryerson's Rogers Communications Centre. (Courtesy Chris Blanchette)

Beyond the comments section

‘We give up our power when we give up control of the narrative.’

by Jessica Vomiero· · Media, Opinion, Voices
Journalist Manisha Krishnan on her laptop working at the VICE Canada office in Toronto’s Liberty Village. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Finding the positive in the negative: Learning to cope with pessimism in today’s media

VICE’s senior writer, Manisha Krishnan, tells the Ryersonian’s Emily Srebotnjak how she deals with online hate.

Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Making sense when the world doesn’t

For the first time ever, Ryerson’s school of journalism asked its students to attend a teach-in on the current threats facing journalists.

by Yasmin Arnaout· · Media, News, On Campus
Graham Hudson at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Toronto is not a safe haven

The city hasn’t provided enough leadership and funding to make it a sanctuary city, professor says.

by Karen Chan· · Media, News, On Campus, Politics, Security
Vice journalist Sarah Hagi at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Facing Islamophobia in a hijab

Vice journalist Sarah Hagi told journalism students Tuesday how she confronted her online trolls “face-to-face” while wearing her hijab.

by Lauren Malyk· · Media, News, On Campus
Diana Brecher at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Journalism students learn about self-care

Psychology professor Diana Brecher led a discussion on resilience, grit and optimism.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · Health, Media, News, On Campus
Rogers Communications Centre. (Ryersonian File Photo)

UPDATED: Navigating the new media world — Ryerson’s journalism school to host teach-in

  This story was updated to include guest speakers, topics covered, and a quote from Janice Neil. This story was updated to include a field report on the teach-in. Ryerson’s journalism students will be the focus of a day-long event Tuesday, amid increasing hostility toward the media industry. The university’s school will cancel classes and encourage students to attend a special […]

by Palak Mangat· · Media, News
Still photo from the film 'Maybe.'

Ryerson students dominate the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival

Twelve of the 29 films being screened at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival were produced by Ryerson students or recent grads.

by Vanessa Nigro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Mahyn Qureshi   “I basically ambushed him. He was coming out of a building and secret service was there, and he had already won the nomination. ‘Mr. Trump! What do you think of Barbara Res’s article about working with you?’” This was the question Ryerson journalism alumna Alison Hall had for President Donald Trump, who at the time was the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, career, Media, students
“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

The Love (Actually) Exhibition is a spread of diverse wedding photography. The intimate venue in the Gladstone Hotel showcases work from O’Neil’s colleagues and peers in the wedding photography community. Each image is accompanied by captions describing what makes each photo meaningful. The photos are all candid, seeking to illuminate the raw love and happiness in weddings.

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

Below Her Mouth pushes boundaries through the female gaze

20th Century Women, courtesy Annapurna Pictures.

Film Fridays: 20th Century Women

Films depicting the past are often steeped in nostalgia. However 20th Century Women, written and directed by Mike Mills, does not romanticize this coming-of-age story set in the late ‘70s. Rather, the film shows 1978 Santa Barbara in an immediate and believable way, as if it were a modern story.   Protagonist Jamie is a young teenage boy who has […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Mahnoor Sheikh and Vanessa Nigro talk to students and read them a mix of real and fake headlines. Can they tell the difference?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Media, students, Videos
Official comic book cover illustrated by Katie Burns

Bringing a comic book to life

Yona Strauss and Izzy Ahrbeck explore the theory of dual personas through a comic book and web series.

by Andre Varty· · Arts & Life, Media
Business over beers

Business over beers

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Laura Woodward breaks down the latest news in the world of business in the time it takes her to finish a beer. Freshii going public, Snapchat launching potentially the biggest tech IPO since Facebook and Fitbit’s struggles are all on tap for this week’s episode of business over beers.

People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

Nick Williams, CEO of HMV Canada, blamed the store’s loss in revenue, which has largely decreased in the last two years, on young audiences not buying music. But is that really the case?

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Media, News, Off Campus
Ryersonians in New York: Christina Dun

Ryersonians in New York: Christina Dun

Living in New York is a dream for people all over the world, including Ryerson alumna Chirstina Dun. Through refining her education through journalism school and plenty of hard work, she turned her dreams into a reality and found herself living and working in the concrete jungle.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Media
RADmag looks to put print back on the map

RADmag looks to put print back on the map

Printed magazines are having a renaissance according to Graeme Montgomery, editor-in-chief of Ryerson Art+Design Magazine (RADmag). “People really appreciate being able to hold something and flip through something and have something on their coffee table,” he says. The newest issue demonstrates a wide range of creative work from some of Ryerson University’s most talented students across the Faculty of Communication […]

by Andre Varty· · Arts & Life, Media
Film Fridays: Jackie

Film Fridays: Jackie

The film Jackie, directed by Pablo Larraín, takes the political spotlight off the president and focuses it instead on the first lady. This time John F. Kennedy is used as a plot device, most shots only showing the back of his head. The film explores what Jackie Kennedy must have felt before and after her husband’s assassination. Much of the […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]

Joyce Carpenter, the mother of Patricia Carpenter, in her home during shooting for the documentary. (Courtesy Shades of Our Sisters)

RTA project honours missing and murdered indigenous women

For their final thesis project, eight media production students came together and created Shades of Our Sisters, an installation that celebrates the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women, trans and two-spirit individuals. The project focuses on the lives of Patricia Carpenter and Sonya Cywink, two of the more than 1200 missing and murdered indigenous women. The installation is a […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, News
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) crying while hearing the national anthem. (Courtesy Sony Pictures)

Film Fridays: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk review

Ang Lee has created an honest film about what the realities of war are and what the media perceives them to be. Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) and his fellow soldiers have come back home to America for a victory tour. This comes after Lynn’s team, Bravo, are caught on camera in a harrowing battle in Iraq. Yet, the young soldier […]

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

Mary Gyulay is the inspiration behind the film VIABLE. (Courtesy Melissa Scicluna)

Q-and-A: Rye grad and ‘VIABLE’ director talks MS

In the summer of 2014, Mary Gyulay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and at the age of 22 her life changed forever. Her journey inspired the story behind the short film VIABLE, which she directed and co-wrote. Gyulay is an RTA graduate who initially created this short film with her team of RTA grads for their course practicum. The film was […]

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Film Fridays: Doctor Strange review

It seems that Marvel has figured out what the movie-going audience wants and delivers it to the silver screen. This is no different with Doctor Strange. It was once said that the comic was the only one that wouldn’t work on screen. Well, somehow Marvel has made it work in very strange, pun intended, and unique ways. The film follows […]

(Courtesy Hacksaw Ridge movie website)

Film Fridays: Hacksaw Ridge review

War is a big topic on the news all around the world. The subject is never a positive one and has an impact not only on the people directly involved, but on the world as a whole. People are seeking refuge, being taken away from their families, and soldiers and innocent civilians are dying everyday. So in the world that we […]

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Film Fridays: Moonlight review

The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 indie-hit is now ready to have its big weekend release. Moonlight follows an African-American male, named Chiron, from his childhood to adulthood. It takes place in three acts. The first when he’s a child, the second as a teenager, and the third as the man he’s become. As a child living in a poor […]

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Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

(Courtesy Bianca Scarlato)

Students to Watch: RTA photographer achieves Instagram fame

Fourth-year media production student Bianca Scarlato saw herself in front of the camera as an actor and singer before she fell into the online world of Instagram. The fourth-year RTA student had Broadway aspirations, but now she has become a sought-after Toronto photographer. She entered the realm of professional photography just over two years ago. Her career reached another level […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media, Photography
How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

Journalists are still grappling with how to strike a balance between using inclusive pronouns and making sure readers understand them, according to Canadian Press editor Stephen Meurice. A panel on language representation in media was held by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre at the Rogers Communications Centre on Friday, Sept. 30. Among the panelists were freelance journalist and queer media […]

by Oriena Vuong· · education, Media, News, On Campus, students
Owen Osinde, CEO of Sneakerdeck, and Jasem Ahmady, lead of operations and design, at the Branded TO competition April 8. (Courtesy Sneackerdeck)

Students’ app combines social media with sneakers

A group of Ryerson students created Sneakerdeck, an app they hope will become the go-to social platform for people who love sneakers.

April 2016

An exclusive look at revenge porn and sexting

Following a panel on revenge porn and sexting hosted by the Ryerson School of Journalism and the Centre for Free Expression, a student spoke to The Ryersonian about her experiences as a target of sexting abuse.

(Courtesy of Everybody Wants Some!!)

Review: Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!

Imagine university life without cellphones and laptops. It may seem impossible. However, there was a time when plans were made using notes left on dorm room doors and parties happened without any minute-to-minute documentation on Snapchat. That time was 1980. Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!! perfectly captures the essence of this pre-social media era. It seems almost mystical for […]

(Courtesy Tara Awards)

Students roll out red carpet for TARA awards

It’s considered to be the Oscars of the RTA school of media. The TARA Awards recognizes student achievements across the media school. The awards are a prestigious event for the media production, sport media and new media programs. This year, the 38th annual awards will be held on April 15 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts. Josh […]

(Courtesy Surita Gor)

Rye grad to be published in national library

When Ryerson graduate Virus the Poet started doing spoken word, he said it was a way for him to “give a voice to the voiceless.” Now the Toronto-based artist is being published in an anthology for the Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. “Spoken word poetry, to me, means encouraging and supporting human beings,” said Virus, born Viral Gor. He […]

by Alexia Kapralos· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
Mobile games among most popular apps for young adults

Mobile games among most popular apps for young adults

Does obsessively trying to reach the next level on Candy Crush Saga or attempting to launch birds with slingshots on Angry Birds sound like something you’ve done on your mobile device?

Rye prof bans technology in classrooms

Rye prof bans technology in classrooms

Some Ryerson professors have struggled with the idea of banning the use of electronics in his lecture.

by Bianca Guzzo· · Arts & Life, education, Media
RTA takes karaoke win

RTA takes karaoke win

RTA breaks Journalism’s karaoke winning streak.

Q-and-A: Ryerson grad, Stephanie Noritz

Q-and-A: Ryerson grad, Stephanie Noritz

How a fine arts student turned into a successful photographer.

Unpopular Opinion: Episode 1

Unpopular Opinion: Episode 1

By Jacqueline Tucci and Kayleigh Robinson Unpopular Opinion is a weekly podcast where hosts Jacqueline Tucci and Kayleigh Robinson debate the week’s biggest stories in pop-culture.                      

RTA students create the ultimate video channel

RTA students create the ultimate video channel

Doesn’t recording yourself playing video games with your friends for YouTube sound like the dream final thesis project?

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Missed the Oscars? Here’s what you need to know

By Jessica Albotra and Michael Sist Last night was the 88th Academy Awards, and if you didn’t have a reason to watch Mad Max before you might now. Mad Max swept the Oscars receiving a total of six awards. But it was Leo DiCaprio who stole the hearts of the nation when he received his first Academy Award after being […]

Leo takes home the Oscar

Leo takes home the Oscar

[View the story “Leonardo DiCaprio’s Big Win” on Storify]