Sara Maya B.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

Canadian Journalism - Then and Now

My project tracks the journey of Canadian Journalism—from the first printing presses to today, where news is available instantaneously on Internet platforms such as social media and online newspapers.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

One of the most interesting things I learned about Canadian Journalism is that even before Canada was officially a country, there were newspapers being printed and circulated in Quebec. Journalism in Canada is older than the country itself!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Canada is a liberal country, however it still struggles with the limits of free speech. The new generation is keen to find their news via more social and interactive platforms and traditional news media will have to adapt to the new demands of their followers.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life today is more in-the-moment and dynamic compared to people in the 1900's and earlier. People today live with the knowledge that information and news is available for them to access via various forms of media and from many different sources. I think the struggle now is to decide which news to believe.