As of earlier this month, I’m officially a journalism school graduate! Being in Carleton journalism, I’ve always noticed the lack of diversity in terms of people of colour in the program. Honestly, in my graduating year, I can count less than 20. I’m posting this pretty late, but I had the opportunity to talk aboutContinue reading “Newsroom Reflections: Talking diversity in journalism schools”
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Newsroom Reflections: Lessons from the Opinion/Editorial section
~whispers confidently~ the opinion section of a newspaper isn’t journalism and never claimed to be journalism. it’s an open forum for readers to respond to news. Publication of an opinion is not endorsement. ~yells suddenly~ PUBLICATION IS NOT ENDORSEMENT. ~flutters away~ — KL Sison (@WrenCityReport) March 24, 2018 I tweeted this little thought towards theContinue reading “Newsroom Reflections: Lessons from the Opinion/Editorial section”
Newsroom Reflections: The final j-school days
The business of journalism is the business of learning—learning from our colleagues, learning from the people and places we encounter, and helping those around us learn more too.
AUDIO: Co-hosting Charlatan Live
I stepped out of my comfort zone as a section editor for The Charlatan, my university’s independent student newspaper and temporarily stepped into the role of co-host of the newspaper’s radio show with my classmate and friend Emily D’Orazio, since one of the regular hosts, Sydney, was unavailable. I helped write a small part of theContinue reading “AUDIO: Co-hosting Charlatan Live”
AUDIO: Hosting Midweek on CKCU 93.1 FM
I had the chance to be a host for Midweek, a current affairs show broadcast across Ottawa and produced by graduate and undergraduate journalism students in their final year of study. In addition to hosting, for this show, I also co-produced a Q&A piece previewing the 20th anniversary year of the Ottawa International Writers Festival (4:37)Continue reading “AUDIO: Hosting Midweek on CKCU 93.1 FM”
AUDIO: Potential podcast pilot – Diaspora Dialogues: Gold and Trains
I created this short radio piece for my final history project, and I really enjoyed researching, narrating, and editing together this little mini-episode. I’m hoping this is the beginning of a bigger project, as I’ve had the idea for a podcast featuring people’s migration stories for a while. Have a listen, and I hope youContinue reading “AUDIO: Potential podcast pilot – Diaspora Dialogues: Gold and Trains”
PHOTO: A summer week in New York City
New York is one of my favourite cities in the world, with many people, places, and things to discover. This past summer, I had the chance to explore some of the city while practicing my DSLR abilities. Here are a few of the best photos from that adventure.
PHOTO: Lindy hopping on Elgin Street – A glimpse of Ottawa’s swing dance community
On the night of Jan. 25, LIVE on Elgin, a downtown performance venue, came alive with Oxford shoes, twirling skirts, and fast-paced jazz beats, as local swing dance group Bytown Swing hosted a community dance night. While smaller than its Toronto and Montréal counterparts, Ottawa’s swing dance community is vibrant and active, as seen from one Wednesday night. DancersContinue reading “PHOTO: Lindy hopping on Elgin Street – A glimpse of Ottawa’s swing dance community”
AUDIO: 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award recipients come to Ottawa
Class assignment for an event that happened on Dec. 1, 2016.
AUDIO: Ghomeshi trial witness comes to speak at Carleton University
Class assignment for an event that happened on Oct. 18, 2016.