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 the … Continue reading Newsroom Reflections: Lessons from the Opinion/Editorial section

Making education better by the numbers: What can be done to increase math success in Ontario?

It’s a Monday night in the living room of the Meroy family, and Grade 6 student Levi*, 12, helps his sister Laura*, 9, with her Grade 4 math homework: making patterns with shapes and numbers. Both kids go to Our Lady of Mercy Elementary, a school under the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Mississauga, … Continue reading Making education better by the numbers: What can be done to increase math success in Ontario?

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 you … Continue reading AUDIO: Potential podcast pilot – Diaspora Dialogues: Gold and Trains

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. Dancers … Continue reading PHOTO: Lindy hopping on Elgin Street – A glimpse of Ottawa’s swing dance community