Munk School Fellowship in Global Journalism

At the University of Toronto. Teaching scholars and professionals how to cover their disciplines as journalists for media around the world.

Dallas News — Mourning another life lost to Ebola

BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — The immense pain and suffering of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa resonated through Dallas when the news of Thomas Eric Duncan’s death was announced this morning. Read More

CNN — Ebola as a local story 
BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses what it’s like to cover Ebola as a local story in Dallas. Watch the Clip

CNN — Ebola as a local story 

BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses what it’s like to cover Ebola as a local story in Dallas. Watch the Clip

Corporate Nights—Unemployed find immigrant status hard to drop
BY ASHLEY RENDERS (FGJ ‘14) —Older workers who have lived in Canada for decades are finding that their status as immigrants may never fully disappear.Research released by the Centre for Labor Management Relations in June found that retraining programs are not working for older immigrant workers, leaving them in a worse economic situation than they were when they first arrived in Canada. Read More

Corporate Nights—Unemployed find immigrant status hard to drop

BY ASHLEY RENDERS (FGJ ‘14) —Older workers who have lived in Canada for decades are finding that their status as immigrants may never fully disappear.Research released by the Centre for Labor Management Relations in June found that retraining programs are not working for older immigrant workers, leaving them in a worse economic situation than they were when they first arrived in Canada. Read More

The Irish Times—Turkish U-turn a response to ‘tense’ situation in Kobani
BY STEPHEN STARR (FGJ ‘13) — Ankara is to allow fighters from Iraq to enter Kobani from Turkish territory.Since Islamic State (IS) extremists laid siege to the Kurdish-majority town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani in northern Syria last month, Turkey has been holding out on offering robust support for Kurds in their battle with advancing Jihadists. Read More

The Irish Times—Turkish U-turn a response to ‘tense’ situation in Kobani

BY STEPHEN STARR (FGJ ‘13) — Ankara is to allow fighters from Iraq to enter Kobani from Turkish territory.Since Islamic State (IS) extremists laid siege to the Kurdish-majority town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani in northern Syria last month, Turkey has been holding out on offering robust support for Kurds in their battle with advancing Jihadists. Read More

Corporate Knights—Small economies, big emissions
BY ASHLEY RENDERS (FGJ ‘14) — High-Carbon, Low GDP economies face a double challenge when it comes to climate change adoption. Corporate knights 2014 Sustainable Asia Scorecard released yesterday, shows that the relationship between money and carbon emissions is not as simple as some people may think. Read More

Corporate Knights—Small economies, big emissions

BY ASHLEY RENDERS (FGJ ‘14) — High-Carbon, Low GDP economies face a double challenge when it comes to climate change adoption. Corporate knights 2014 Sustainable Asia Scorecard released yesterday, shows that the relationship between money and carbon emissions is not as simple as some people may think. Read More

Maclean’s Magazine — Q&A: Where the Climate Movement Gets it Wrong
BY RACHEL BROWN (FGJ ‘14) — Californian filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn always thought they were doing everything they could to combat climate change. For years they recycled and composted, changed the lightbulbs, took short showers, and drove bikes instead of cars. But they started to wonder if, in the face of worsening ecological crises, their conservation habits were really making a difference. Read More

Maclean’s Magazine — Q&A: Where the Climate Movement Gets it Wrong

BY RACHEL BROWN (FGJ ‘14) — Californian filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn always thought they were doing everything they could to combat climate change. For years they recycled and composted, changed the lightbulbs, took short showers, and drove bikes instead of cars. But they started to wonder if, in the face of worsening ecological crises, their conservation habits were really making a difference. Read More

Dallas News — Don’t let fear of Ebola overshadow the facts
BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Unknowns are scary — and our repertoire on Ebola is far from complete. Viruses can mutate and outwit us. But some things we do know: The average incubation period for Ebola is eight to 10 days, the longest incubation period is 21 days, and patients are not contagious until they show symptoms. Read More

Dallas News — Don’t let fear of Ebola overshadow the facts

BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Unknowns are scary — and our repertoire on Ebola is far from complete. Viruses can mutate and outwit us. But some things we do know: The average incubation period for Ebola is eight to 10 days, the longest incubation period is 21 days, and patients are not contagious until they show symptoms. Read More

Scientific American — Disease Detectives Investigate Outbreaks at Home and Abroad
BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — The medical sleuths of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been thrust into the limelight with the recent Ebola epidemic. Charged with chasing diseases and stopping outbreaks, they’re a geeky bunch of young doctors, veterinarians and scientists, who prefer to work behind the scenes. Read More

Scientific American — Disease Detectives Investigate Outbreaks at Home and Abroad

BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — The medical sleuths of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been thrust into the limelight with the recent Ebola epidemic. Charged with chasing diseases and stopping outbreaks, they’re a geeky bunch of young doctors, veterinarians and scientists, who prefer to work behind the scenes. Read More

Brownbook — The Caves
BY SOPHIE CHAMAS (FGJ ‘15) — In a remote village of Iran, a small community of cave dwellers has long called the ancient hollows of Mount Sahand home. Believed to be more than 700 years old, the sparsely populated, ancient town of around 600 residents welcomes around 300,000 visitors from Tabriz, greater Iran and far beyond each year, all eager to admire its unusual landscape and meet the troglodytes, or cave dwellers, who call it home. Read More

Brownbook — The Caves

BY SOPHIE CHAMAS (FGJ ‘15) — In a remote village of Iran, a small community of cave dwellers has long called the ancient hollows of Mount Sahand home. Believed to be more than 700 years old, the sparsely populated, ancient town of around 600 residents welcomes around 300,000 visitors from Tabriz, greater Iran and far beyond each year, all eager to admire its unusual landscape and meet the troglodytes, or cave dwellers, who call it home. Read More

NPR — Visitors question Dallas plans after Ebola patient dies

BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses how Ebola in Dallas has affected visitors to the city. Listen Here

CNN — Is Ebola starting to spread in the U.S? 
BY DR. SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin on MSNBC’s Politics Nation to talk about the CDC’s plan for Ebola in the United States. Watch the Clip Here

CNN — Is Ebola starting to spread in the U.S? 

BY DR. SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin on MSNBC’s Politics Nation to talk about the CDC’s plan for Ebola in the United States. Watch the Clip Here

The Irish Times — Erdogan’s plan fore more political power in Turkey falters
BY STEPHEN STARR (FGJ ‘13) — Turkey has stood strong this week in the face of intense international pressure to act against the jihadist forces laying siege to the Syrian town of Kobani across its southern border.Leading the diplomatic resolve is a man with little political power on paper: president Recep Tayyip Ergogan. Read More 

The Irish Times — Erdogan’s plan fore more political power in Turkey falters

BY STEPHEN STARR (FGJ ‘13) — Turkey has stood strong this week in the face of intense international pressure to act against the jihadist forces laying siege to the Syrian town of Kobani across its southern border.Leading the diplomatic resolve is a man with little political power on paper: president Recep Tayyip Ergogan. Read More 

CNN — Ebola in Dallas Q and A
BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin on CNN’s Outfront to talk about Ebola in Dallas with Dr. Fareed Zakaria. Watch the Clip

CNN — Ebola in Dallas Q and A

BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin on CNN’s Outfront to talk about Ebola in Dallas with Dr. Fareed Zakaria. Watch the Clip

Anderson Cooper 360 — Ebola in Dallas
BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin on Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the new case of Ebola in Dallas. Watch the Clip Here

Anderson Cooper 360 — Ebola in Dallas

BY SEEMA YASMIN (FGJ ‘14) — Dr. Seema Yasmin on Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the new case of Ebola in Dallas. Watch the Clip Here

The Globe and Mail — Blood sugar testing goes wireless, painless for diabetes patients
BY SHAFIQ QUADRI (FGJ ‘15) Now that is cool: Testing your sugar without needles and without blood droplets. In Europe, the medical company Abbott has just released its FreeStyle Libre system, which may usher in a revolution in diabetes care. And both doctors and patients can’t wait. Read More

The Globe and Mail — Blood sugar testing goes wireless, painless for diabetes patients

BY SHAFIQ QUADRI (FGJ ‘15) Now that is cool: Testing your sugar without needles and without blood droplets. In Europe, the medical company Abbott has just released its FreeStyle Libre system, which may usher in a revolution in diabetes care. And both doctors and patients can’t wait. Read More