Are Student Journalists "Real" Journalists?
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Are Student Journalists “Real” Journalists?
Young reporters describe stark differences in treatment depending on where they're working

The University of Toronto does not grant media requests to student media other than its own. I found this out by accident, after sending an email as part of a story looking into sexual-violence education at big universities across Canada.

Four days after sending out the interview request, I received word back from the University of Toronto. The email from their media relations team attributed the policy to “the high volume of requests” they receive, so as a reporter for The Ubyssey, the University of British Columbia’s student newspaper, I was denied.

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