Two classes of UBC Graduate School of Journalism students, studying international reporting, won the country’s highest award in online journalism, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), for multimedia documentaries.
The students, all fellows of the school’s International Reporting Program (IRP), travelled around the world reporting on under-covered global issues, and returned with powerful stories that have received international attention.
CUT, a year-long reporting project about the environmental and social costs of illegal logging, won the gold award for the best video or multimedia feature in the green category, beating out major news organizations like the Toronto Star, La Presse and the Canadian Press. CUT’s website, which features an apartment filled with typical household objects made of wood, tells the story of where that wood came from, and takes the visitor to places as diverse as Cameroon, Indonesia and the Russian Far East. An excerpt of the documentary project was featured in The New York Times. The site was produced by IRP students in collaboration with students at the Centre for Digital Media and at the International University in Moscow.
The Pain Project, a series of stories on patients suffering without proper access to morphine, won the gold award for the best video or multimedia feature in the blue category, as well as the silver award in the best overall online-only publication website category.
Rowan Liivamagi, a recent Emily Carr University graduate and recipient of the 2013 British Columbia Design Association Student Award of Excellence, would prefer to be settling in to a design career here in Vancouver, while watching sales of her invention catch fire.
Instead, the recent Emily Carr University graduate and recipient of the 2013 B.C. Design Association Student Award of Excellence is considering leaving Vancouver in search of opportunity south of the border.
We’re standing at the ticket window at the Kanchanaburi train station. My friend Nolan and I are planning to catch the 10:35am to Nam Tok for the day.
It’s a mildly famous route that crosses the historic Bridge Over the River Kwai at the edge of town and takes passengers on a scenic tour that grips the limestone cliffs along the river and meanders north and northwest through green farmland and small villages.
Nam Tok, the destination for many of the railway weekenders, sits at the edge of Sai Yok and Srinakarin national parks.
We’re having a man’s weekend. It’s been raining non-stop, making trips to the local waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries just a little too wet. Instead, we’re appraising the local liquor and the local trains.
We’ve already been drunk twice, so it’s on to the trains.
Imagine recovering from major surgery or suffering from advanced cancer without any painkillers. That’s the reality for patients in half the countries in the world. But unlike with so many global health problems, this one is not about money or a lack of drugs. Morphine, the gold standard for medical pain treatment, is simple and [...]
The first single ”Had it coming” off Matthew Good’s new album ”Arrows of Desire.” I’m looking forward to this one. His previous album ”Lights of an Endangered Species,” was a bit of a departure from his other work, and while it’s interesting, I don’t find that I listen to it as much as everything else [...]
Here’s some more bad news coming out of Pacific Newspaper Group as staff at the Vancouver Sun and The Province have been warned about another round of job cuts. CTV BC’s Reyhana Heatherington reports: Employees at two of B.C.’s biggest newspapers were warned Wednesday that their jobs are on the line in the midst of [...]
From the Bangkok Post Aaron Grieser and Brian Bartusch are trying to make Bangkok a more flavourful city, one craft beer at a time. Craft beer, says Mr Grieser, a native of the US state of Oregon and Beervana’s founder, is “the next big thing” in the capital. Hugely popular in the US and now [...]
Over the past few months I have been watching a lot of documentary films. That piqued interest could be due to the fact that I’ve seen some great ones of late. Fact really can be stranger — and more interesting — than fiction, even if Ben Affleck doesn’t think so. So I’ve put together this [...]