Tag: Journalism

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)


It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was…

Early Journalism Days Demo Tape


This is a demo tape from my early journalism days.

Channel Zero (Originally Published in the Queen’s Alumni Review)


By Mary Luz Mejia and Donna Kakonge He’s been dubbed “guerrilla film maker,” “boy wonder” and “video artist” – titles he doesn’t seem to mind and takes in stride as he charges toward the goal: “to establish and alternative universe to that of broadcast…

New Book – Journalism Stories Collection


I have come out with a new book of journalism stories I have written over about a span of five years, most since I have been back from Montreal to Toronto. You can buy Journalism Stories Collection at this website: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. I have eight…

Options for homes (originally published with New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine


Mike Labbé – President of Options Options for Homes – Making Home Ownership a Reality – October 2005 – published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine Bring a community together from the ground up and give them what they need to own a home…

“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore. Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5 Date: Monday, February 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome!…

Hamilton Heroes (originally written for Young People’s Press and Big Brothers Big Sisters)


Hamilton Heroes Don Lawson remembers his Grade 1 teacher. “When you walked into that teacher’s classroom she made you feel like you were the most special thing she encountered that day.” Lawson, now the director of marketing at Big Brothers of Burlington and Hamilton-Wentworth,…

Perfume has gone to the dogs (published in Canoe.ca in 2001)


  Perfume has gone to the dogs Oh, my dog! Now pet owners can get even more intimate with their loved ones by wearing the same perfume with their cat and dog. Dog Generation Paris has designed the first ever prestige fragrance for dedicated…

Is Journalism Education Becoming Obsolete due to Citizen Journalism?


It seems as though anyone can pick up a video camera, a microphone and start a blog today and call themselves a journalist. What does this mean for journalism education? Journalism education does not have a long history. Actually, the first journalists, such as…

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)


It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was…

My Career Chose Me


By Chris Temelkos We have all been in the position where we are unsure of what we want to pursue ‘career-wise.’ Yes, there are those whose childhood dreams turn into reality and those who have known what they have wanted to do ever since…

G. J. McRae – Political Sports Journalist


I’m a political sports journalist from Brooklyn, new york. My belief is the mind is a lock and words are keys i hope my blog will open many gateways. Please enjoy and share with others I welcome all comments and suggestions: http://gjmcrae.wordpress.com/.

April 1st Event


By FELICIA CARTY Hi all, Just wanted to let everyone know about the fundraising event I’m helping to put together. As many of you may know, I’m going with a group of nursing students overseas to film some footage, do some interviews, and write…

Journalist Paul Wells


Independent piece Dec. 5, 2007 By Roselyn Kelada-Sedra Last Refuge of the Vaguely Talented: Interview with Paul Wells With his words strewn all over the floor, I wait for the phone to ring. Today, I interview Paul Wells, columnist for Maclean’s, author of the…

Authors Access Interview


On November 5th, 2009 Tyler R. Tichelaar and Victor R. Volkman spoke with Toronto-based educator and print, radio, and TV journalist Donna Kakonge about how any writer can successfully refocus their work into the freelance journalism marketplace.

Canada’s university magazines beat the U.K.’s in word economy


By Rachel Muenz Apparently, Canada doesn’t think its university students can handle long articles. Either that or it just uses language more efficiently than its U.K. counterparts. Based on a random selection of five articles each from five Canadian online publications for students and…

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