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JRN112 Summer Showcase

This special online supplement highlights some of the strong digital reporting work performed by second year students in the JRN112: Introduction to Online Journalism class at Ryerson University. The following pieces were selected by instructors to demonstrate some of the many creative, visually-appealing, and engaging ways our student reporters can bolster their news stories with multimedia content.

As prom season approached, reporter Julianna Garofalo explored what a low Canadian dollar meant for high-schoolers and their parents hoping to create a magical moment. Using infographics and timelines, Garofalo also breaks down the major final costs involved with attending prom these days, and how this event evolved into a cultural milestone for many people.

The act of rooftopping exploded in popularity about two years ago when photographers all around the world decided that breaking into buildings and taking daring shots of themselves hanging off ledges would make for an interesting photo. David Lao meets with some of Toronto’s rooftoppers to get a view of the city unlike any other.

As both public and political interest in legalizing pot ramps up, Emma McIntosh examines three paths the Trudeau government’s legalization effort could follow.

Amid a sharp increase in violence and fatal attacks in Jerusalem, Aidan Macnabb explores some of the tumultuous history of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict using a multimedia timeline.
With the introduction of sexual education in elementary schools, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is being questioned as to whether or not the future of their schools will include gender neutral private washrooms. Chelsea Lecce has this report.
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