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J-Lab

Civic Journalism Lab at Newcastle University

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A forum for professional, student and community journalists in the north east of England to meet, learn and collaborate. It’s supported by Newcastle University.
 
With audio postcards from the streets, and inspiring interviews with community activists, we address issues of homelessness, the disappearance of public space, gentrification and the value of helping each other out from our base in Reno, Nevada. We do live reporting, micro storytelling and spoken word. As we face an affordable housing crisis, what happens to our most vulnerable?
 
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Student Reporting Labs

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On Our Minds is a student-led and student-produced podcast about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, two teen reporters guide you through stories by high schoolers, highlighting themes like social isolation, anxiety, depression, and the impact of racism. And, they talk to experts about practical tips for dealing with real-life situations. On Our Minds is a wellspring of authentic stories about the teenage experience, which will connect, educate, and inspi ...
 
Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions ...
 
Barrett's Project Discovery & Project Interaction teachers, & ELL, Reading, & Classroom Teachers were awarded a $10,000 Toyota TAPESTRY Science grant. The 2006-07 grant supported student participation in lessons that incorporate the Jason Project, NASA Explorer School experiences, Virginia Science and culminated with the creation of video podcasts by fourth graders. Recently science podcasts created by 2nd grade students have been added to this blog.
 
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Missed the show? No worries. On the podcast today, could we be headed into a war? The short answer yes. So while the world's been looking away distracted by Covid, Russia's been massing a massive show of force along Ukraine's eastern border and Vladimir Putin has got a message for NATO allies... let Ukraine into NATO, or there'll be an assault in a…
 
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. A federal bank predicts food prices will keep rising into the “foreseeable future.” Net price increases by wholesalers average more than e…
 
Alex Pierson speaks with Melanie Bloch, a Canadian citizen who was left near stranded and lost in confusion in South Africa when Canada imposed the travel ban without warning or direction. Alex and Melanie talk about what the situation was like for Melanie, how she was finally able to find a way out, and what she has to go through. Let's get talkin…
 
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Marcus Kolga,Sr. Fellow at Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and Founder of DisInfo. They discuss China interfering in Canada's 2021 federal election, and what will happen to a few big brand names that are found criminally guilty …
 
What's it like having a tent village right behind your classes? Bailey Shepard shares his thoughts and interviews a couple staying there, hoping to get into rehab housing soon. Richard Bednarski interviews another tent occupant who has done lots of jail time and has had a hard time figuring out his economic footing. The tent village has had notices…
 
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about how a federal manager coached a contractor on exactly how to invoice one penny below the Treasury board threshold, why a g…
 
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Adrienne Batra, the Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Sun. Alex and Adrienne break down and examine the Auditor General's report that show the Ford government gave hundreds of millions of dollars to ineligible companies during t…
 
Missed the Show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex brings back Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions. Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic). His latest book is Canada Must Think for Itself – 10 Theses for our Country’s Survival & Success T…
 
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Alex and Tom discuss the ongoing housing crisis, and why a federal bank regulator warns of far-reaching consequences if housing prices sig…
 
Alex Pierson brings back Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions. Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic). His latest book is Canada Must Think for Itself – 10 Theses for our Country’s Survival & Success This Century. They discuss Irvin's new article where he examines and critics Dr. Teresa …
 
Alex Pierson speaks with Carson Young, a 17-year-old high school student and his mother Kim Young , a Constable with the Barrie Police Service. They talk about Carson being suspended from his high school for having a pro-police flag on the back of his truck, something the school and school board said he shouldn't have done. But when he asked what p…
 
As gun crimes continue to rise in the city, Alex Pierson sits down with community leaders in our new Round Table discussion to figure out what would be better uses of the money promised. Alex is joined by Louis March, the founder of Zero Gun Violence Movement, Evelyn Fox, Founder of Communities for Zero Violence, & Marcell Wilson, founder of the On…
 
Missed the show? We've got you covered with the ON Point podcast! On this episode, Alex start off speaking with Dr. Neil Rau, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. They discuss why Public Health of Canada is recommending that all Canadians invest in an N-95 mask. Next, Alex talks with Eric Morse, retired Canadian diplo…
 
It was a cold, windy, and cloudy fall day. Puddles of water marked the Believe plaza in the normal random manner. Yellow and red leaves stuck to the aged concrete. A lone skateboard practiced through the puddles. Near the crumbling Space Whale, a small group of unhoused community members took a rest and shared conversations. Bill Sims, a longtime R…
 
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Ellis Ross, a Member of the B.C. Legislature for Skenna. They talk about recent tweets by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo commenting on the pipeline blockade in Northern BC, but how their tweets were misinformed and could …
 
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Alex and Tom talk about the Conservative party voting to reopen the investigation into why top security clearances were given to Chinese S…
 
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Yaqui Wang, a Sr. researcher for Human Rights Watch. They talk about the whereabouts of Tennis Star Peng Shuai, who has been all but completely out of the public eye after she tweeted that a high-ranking Chinese official had …
 
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with the President of the Independent Contractors and Business Association, Chris Gardner. They talk about why the province of B.C. was so completely under prepared for not only the atmospheric river, but also all the subsequent f…
 
Alex Pierson speaks with Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions. Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic). His latest book is Canada Must Think for Itself – 10 Theses for our Country’s Survival & Success This Century They talk about a recent article penned by Irvin that questions why Dr. Kie…
 
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Alex and Tom talk about why Public Health Canada has yet to reveal the identity of the 6 COVID deaths in children, why Transportation Mini…
 
Alex Pierson speaks with the founder of Smitiuch Injury Law & the lawyer hired to represent Rodger Kotanko's family, Mike Smitiuch. They talk about the concerns and issues that still exist around the death of well-renowned gunsmith Rodger Kotanko at the hands of the Toronto Police Service. Alex and Mike talk about why the TPS brought their own ambu…
 
In September, the Lopez Obrador administration sent an initiative to Congress aimed at amending the constitution and completely restructuring the electric sector and market. The administration has set forth specific criticisms of the prevailing market structure, particularly with regards to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). The Institute …
 
Missed the show? No worries! We've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Holger Schwichtenberg, the Chair of the B.C. Dairy Association. They talk about the catastrophe in the Fraser valley, and how many farmers are still struggling to save their livestock. Next, Alex talks with Jerry Dias, the Na…
 
Our older residents have been lonely during the pandemic, while some of our kids have been struggling in school. What better program than to pair the two together in a win win program. Seniors in Service has been doing just that. They have a foster grandparents program that pairs senior citizens with students in local schools. Half mentorship and h…
 
Missed the show? No worries! We've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Alex Veniza, CEO of Prepared Canada Corp. They talk about the ongoing emergency situation in the Fraser Valley in B.C., why the Premier officially declared it a State of Emergency, and why the province wasn't fully prepared f…
 
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Alex and Tom talk about Senator Denise Batters finding out she was kicked out of the Conservative Caucus over voicemail, and how Erin O'To…
 
In light of Premier Ford pledging $75.1 million over three years to combat gun and gang violence, Alex speaks with Louis March, the founder of the Zero Gun Violence Movement. They talk about this pledge by the province, and if it is enough to deal with the growing gun problem in the city. They discuss if social issues or community opportunities wou…
 
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