Paul Knox

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Professor Emeritus The Creative School School of Journalism Toronto, Ontario paulknox@ryerson.ca Mobile: (416) 579-6250
Fluent in French

Bio/Research

Today’s journalism students will create tomorrow’s news media in exciting new forms. Paul shows them how to use tested techniques for hunting down information, subjecting it to critical analysis and presenting it well. He also demonstrates how the systematic study of journalism’s rich past and it...

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Bio/Research

Today’s journalism students will create tomorrow’s news media in exciting new forms. Paul shows them how to use tested techniques for hunting down information, subjecting it to critical analysis and presenting it well. He also demonstrates how the systematic study of journalism’s rich past and its tumultuous present can broaden and deepen their work.

Paul joined the School of Journalism in 2005 after more than 30 years as a reporter, editor and broadcaster. He served as chair until 2010. He has reported from five continents, spent six years as a foreign correspondent in Latin America, and has been a mentor to scores of journalists and journalism students. He has taught introductory reporting, feature reporting, international reporting, copy editing, media ethics, History of News and Critical Issues in Journalism.

His career in journalism began at the University of British Columbia’s student newspaper, the Ubyssey, and included jobs at the Vancouver Sun and the News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). He joined the Globe and Mail in 1978 as a copy editor and later held several reporting and editing positions. He was a correspondent based in Mexico City (1985-88) and Rio de Janeiro (1988-91), and from 2001 to 2004 he wrote the Worldbeat column on global issues. He was foreign editor in 2004-2005.

Paul studied at Harvard University in 1983-84 as the first Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow. Columbia University awarded him the Maria Moors Cabot prize in 2000 for his reporting on the Americas. He maintains a keen interest in Latin America and continues to write and comment on media issues and international affairs. His publication credits include the annual Canada Among Nations, Canadian Foreign Policy, the Mexican Review of Canadian Studies, International Journal, the Literary Review of Canada and the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Book of the Year.


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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

Karen Benner
Associate Director, University Communications
karen.benner@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 3494

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