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Charlie Buckley and Ben Cohen spent 10 months investigating lead in Canada’s water
The Ryersonian would like to congratulate our editors Charlie Buckley and Ben Cohen, as well as several other Ryerson School of Journalism students, for their participation in the groundbreaking Tainted Water investigative news series.
Buckley, our executive podcast producer, and Cohen, our news editor, worked closely with Toronto Star investigative reporter Robert Cribb over the course of nearly a year to determine how bad Canada’s tap water really is.
Their efforts were rewarded with a front page spread in the Toronto Star this morning.
Over 120 journalists from across Canada, in partnership with nine universities and 10 media organizations, contributed to the Tainted Water investigative project, which looked at lead levels in Canada’s drinking water. Other students from Cribb’s 2019 RSJ investigative reporting class who participated in the investigation include Julie Mutis, Kelly Skjerven, Kenzie MacLaren, Victoria Shariati, Kiki Cekota and Declan Keogh.
You can find all of the Tainted Water stories here.