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  • The Link’s Workshop Series: Privacy, News Writing and Drawing

    The Link hosts journalism-related workshops every week. Come by the office (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. H-649), they’re free.

    Here are events coming up in March 2016.

    Internet Privacy

    How do you protect your data and sources from government spies? Come learn about internet privacy at our encrypting workshop on Friday, March 4 @ 5 p.m. with The Link’s tech saviour Cleve Higgins. Bring a laptop and/or smartphone!

    News vs Current Affairs Writing

    Join The Link’s news team on Friday, March 11 @ 5 p.m. to discuss how to write ledes, cover panels and talks, report on protests, and write a dope feature that’ll have readers weeping by the conclusion.

    Portraiture Draw Jam

    Drawing isn’t just for hoity-toity art students, everyone can be a graphics contributor! It’s not scary, we promise. Come loosen up on Wednesday, March 16 @ 3 p.m. with a guided afternoon live-model-jam featuring our graphics editor Madeleine Gendreau. Bring paper, bring a model (?), bring yourself.

  • Contribute to the Gender and Sexuality Special Issue

    HEY YOU!

    We’re looking for writers, illustrators, photographers, poets, videographers and any creative minds to share their experiences of identity, and journalism about issues related to gender and sexuality for our last print special issue of the year.

    Share your ideas and ensure your voice is heard.

    Deadline for submission: March 11, 2016


    …or come by The Link’s office (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Room H-649).

  • Volume 37 Elections Are Almost Here

    Tuesday March 1 @ 4 p.m. in The Link’s office

    The Link is looking to grow our team and needs editors to fill next year’s masthead. All the positions are open.

    Make the big calls and represent the paper. Through rain, snow and sleepless nights, you lead the troops of this paper to greatness.

    Coordinating Editor
    Direct the newspaper’s online content and stay on top of news, fringe, sports and opinion content cycles. Take on the mountain of the Internet through cunning social media strategy and innovative digital ideas.

    Managing Editor
    Journalism works because deadlines are enforced. Oversee the newspaper’s print production, keep editors and staff on their game, and make sure the paper comes out on time.

    Current Affairs Editor
    Put your magnifying glass to the week’s happenings and dig deeper. Curate in-depth features and give context to news around Concordia.

    News Editor
    Direct the online news content. Get to know every inch of Concordia and its politicos. Recite acronyms and chase the truth.

    Assistant News Editor
    Keeping up with everything around Concordia needs a strong tag-team. Ensure news coverage runs smoothly and help the news editor avoid insanity.

    Opinions Editor
    Separate the crazy from the coherent and put together one killer Opinions section. Hunt down the strong debaters and the columnist and give them a page to fill.

    Copy Editor
    Keep articles out of synonym hell and catch the mistakes, big or small. Make the boring stories exciting and the exciting stories even better.

    Fringe Arts Editor
    Expose all that’s cool and underground in Montreal. From gallery openings to bands with three name changes, you’re the go-to person for what’s up-and-up in arts.

    Fringe Online
    The online, regular counterpart to the fringe arts editor, you tell Concordia what’s worth seeing and what to avoid.

    Sports Editor
    Find the story behind the game. Give a voice to the athletes and highlight the great wins and tough times for all of Concordia’s teams.

    Sports Online
    Be the ultimate source of knowledge for all things Stingers. Fast stats, game recaps, video and podcast work are your wheelhouse.

    Creative Director
    Design the visual language of the newspaper. Lay it out, make it pretty and break design boundaries.

    Photo/Video Editor
    Capture the ups and downs of Concordia life. Snap photos and video of Stingers games, protests and everything in between.

    Graphics Editor
    You’re the illustrator extraordinaire. Find a way to visualize the tough stories and the easy stories, with the help of some great contributors.

    Eligible to run:

    Graeme Shorten Adams, Roxane J. Baril Bedard, Carl Bindman, Elysia-Marie Campbell, Jonathan Caragay-Cook, Alex Carriere, Matt D’Amours, Tristan D’Amours, Ocean DeRouchie, Noelle Didierjean, Josh Fischlin, Madeleine Gendreau, Zachary Goldberg-Mota, Caity Hall, Sarah Jesmer, Sam Jones, Laura Lalonde, Kelsey Litwin, Nikolas Litzenberger, Claire Loewen, June Loper, Sarah Lozinski, Ben Mayer-Goodman, Julian McKenzie, Julia Miele, Jon Milton, Vince Morello, Alex Perez, Nick Pevato, Michelle Pucci, Morag Rahn-Campbell, Riley Stativa, Willie Wilson, Elizabeth Xu

    One more contribution needed:

    Yacine Bouhali, Sara Capanna, Lindsey Carter, Matteo Ciambella, Gabriela de Medeiros, David Easey, Tessa Mascia, Shaun Michaud, Michael Wrobel, Jordan Stoopler

    In order to be eligible, candidates must be current Concordia students who will be returning in the fall.

    Applications for the positions must be posted by Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in The Link’s office (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Room H-649).

    Applicants must have contributed to at least four (4) issues during the winter semester of Volume 36 and must include a one-page letter of intent and three (3) contribution samples.

    Candidates for editor-in-chief must submit at least eight (8) samples of work from at least three (3) different sections.

    For more information email

    Elections will be held Tuesday, March 1 at 4 p.m. All staff members are eligible and encouraged to vote in the elections.

  • Updated: Student Journalism Week 2016 Kicks Off Saturday

    • Student Journalism Week is happening Feb. 13 to 20.

    This year, The Link helped coordinate Student Journalism Week, which kicks off Saturday Feb. 13 and runs through Feb. 20. J-Week is organized annually by The Daily Publication Society—i.e. The McGill Daily and Le Délit.

    See info below:

    Join The McGill Daily, Le Délit, and The Link for a jam-packed week of free events on journalism and media! This annual series, for the first time spread across two different universities, will cover topics from race and media to investigative reporting to making a career in an increasingly competitive industry. Whether you’re new to reporting or you’re a seasoned journalist, this is your chance to meet professional journalists and delve into engaging discussions about media.

    Visit The McGill Daily’s website for more.

    Saturday February 13: Conférence hivernale de la Presse étudiante francophone, 12:30-6:30 p.m. (Inscription 5$) Location Gert’s (Shatner), Admission $5

    French presentations by Fabien Deglise (Le Devoir), Judith Lachapelle (La Presse), and Rolan-Yves Carignan (Libération, The Gazette) followed by a panel discussion for members of the student press.

    Le journal francophone de l’Université McGill, Le Délit, est ravi de vous convier à la conférence hivernale de la Presse étudiante francophone (PrÉF), qui aura pour thème “les mutations du journalisme”.

    POSTPONED: Saturday, February 20: Race and the media: a workshop with Kim Milan, 2 p.m. Location Centre for Gender Advocacy Concordia (1500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. suite 404)

    Led by award-winning and internationally acclaimed artist, educator, and writer Kim Milan, this workshop will delve into the issues at the intersections of race and the media, as well as opening up a discussion on strategies for journalists and writers to dismantle racism in the media.

    Please note that registration is required for the event, and that attendance is capped at 40 because of space constraints.
    Registration here.

    Bio: A daughter of the diaspora, Arawak, West African, Indian and Dutch, hailing from Trinidad and living between Toronto & New York. Kim Katrin Milan is an award winning internationally acclaimed artist, educator and writer. Kim is the co founder and the Executive Director of The People Project, 8 years in the making; a movement of queer and trans folks of color and our allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, art activism and collaboration. A public researcher and human rights educator, she shares over 80 unique resources and presentations as well as delivered hundreds of workshops around race, gender, power, privilege, consent, creation, food and entrepreneurship. Kim also engages in community based healing initiatives including teaching Queer and Brown Girls Yoga.

    CANCELLED: Tuesday February 16: Environmental Journalism

    Wednesday February 17: Feminist Journalism Practices, 6-8 p.m. Location Arts W20

    How can writers and journalists integrate intersectional feminist practices into journalism and the media? Join us for a critical discussion of the emergence of popular, ‘feminist’-oriented media platforms, as well as the possibilities for what feminist journalism could look like.

    Featuring Hepzibeth Lee, Kai Cheng, and Studio XX.

    Thursday February 18: Investigative Journalism, 6:30-8:30 p.m. South Side Cafeteria (Shatner Building)

    If you’re interested in learning more about what it takes to do investigative reporting, this workshop is for you. Whether you’re digging up dirt on political corruption, or interested in how to better navigate hidden information, this panel will discuss everything there is to know about investigative journalism.

    Featuring Henry Aubin, Linda Gyulai, Marie-Maude Denis, and Vincent Larouche.

    Friday February 19: Arts Criticism, 6 p.m. Club Lounge (University Centre)

    If arts criticism catches your eye, come to this panel to hear experienced critics from leading Montreal newspapers, magazines, and online media platforms discuss working in the field.

    Featuring T’cha Dunlevy, Daniel Viola, Lorraine Carpenter, and Crystal Chan.

    Saturday February 20: Making a Career out of Journalism, 4 p.m. CSU Lounge (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., 7th floor) *Accessible

    The path becoming a professional journalist has drastically changed in the past few years. Whether you’re a blogger, freelancer, or student editor, this panel will discuss how to navigate this changing industry, and how to turn your writing skills and experience into a career.

    Featuring Kate McKenna, Eric Andrew-Gee, Adam Kovac and Justin Ling.

    See you there!

  • The Media and Democracy Microsite Is Live

    Over the winter break and then some, The Link was busy putting together an online only special issue on Media and Democracy.

    The issue delves into issues like police surveillance, j-school funding, and the importance of access to information.

    You can read all the articles in the Special Issue section found in the menu, or see it in microsite glory at