Life as a Journalist: Stories from the Past Six Months

It’s been half a year since I started working at 570 News. In the day-to-day rush, you rarely have time to look back on the stories you’ve covered, but it’s nice to do when you get the chance. Here are some of my favourites:

July: Women in region’s tech industry look to close gender gap

This story came about on the heels of a study that listed Waterloo Region as the worst place for women to live in Canada. I was curious about what steps were being taken towards a solution, and given Kitchener-Waterloo is a tech community, I spoke with a number of women about the challenges of the tech industry and how they’re working to close the gender gap in their field.

http://www.570news.com/2015/07/22/women-in-regions-tech-industry-look-to-close-gender-gap/

September: Guelph family one step closer to life-changing surgery for son

I first covered the family in the summertime, as they were starting to receive donations for their son Bentley’s surgery. It’s a touching story, and it was especially memorable to hear from Bentley’s father after they were able to raise enough money to go forward with the surgery.

http://www.570news.com/2015/09/30/guelph-family-one-step-closer-to-life-changing-surgery-for-son/

October: Hometown Hockey’s a hit in Kitchener

It’s pretty cool seeing downtown Kitchener full of people having a good time. Hometown Hockey brought out the crowds, and it was a great weekend of weather, too. Getting to speak with Darryl Sittler, Paul Coffey, and Ron MacLean was a neat opportunity.

http://www.570news.com/2015/10/12/hometown-hockeys-a-hit-in-kitchener/

November: “Black students’ lives matter:” U of G students stand in solidarity with Mizzou and Yale

A lot of students showed up to the rally, and I was one of the few reporters there to tell the story. Hearing students’ experiences of being black on campus was powerful and will stay with me.

http://www.570news.com/2015/11/18/u-of-g-students-stand-in-solidarity-with-mizzou-and-yale/

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2 responses to “Life as a Journalist: Stories from the Past Six Months

  1. Ardith Frey

    Thanks for sharing from your life as a journalist. Really enjoyed listening to these stories; you have an interesting job! And do it well.

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