Janice Neil named new journalism school chair

(Courtesy of Ryerson School of Journalism)

(Courtesy of Ryerson School of Journalism)

Janice Neil has been named the next chair of Ryerson University’s school of journalism.

Charles Falzon, dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design, made the announcement this morning that Neil will replace Ivor Shapiro, the current chair, for a three-year term.

Neil has been a faculty member at the school of journalism since 2007. She is currently the associate chair and undergraduate program director of the school.

Outside of her time at Ryerson, Neil has worked for 23 years in the journalism field at several news organizations, including CBC, TVO and J-Source.

In light of the news, Shapiro tweeted out the following:

Shapiro has been chair since 2011. He will go on paid leave for one year. He hopes to do a lot of reading, writing and some “good in Africa.”

Shapiro will remain with the school as a professor.

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