I’ve always loved newpapers and news in general. When I moved to Montreal, it was my opportunity to get started.
I got to work in a bunch of different media outlets (print, radio, …). My blog posts about journalism are here.
Le Délit is the only francophone newspaper at McGill. With a weekly circulation of 6,000, the paper covers Actualités (News), Société and Culture.
I’ve been an editor at Le Délit during my 3 first years in Montreal. I started as a copy editor and then became the campus editor.
I was in charge of all news happening on campus. From the student union to the top administration, my role was to inform students on everything that is happening on their campus.
Le Délit’s news team is committed to produce quality content relevant to McGill students about the campus, Montreal, Canada and the International scene.
Here is a sample (in French) of the stories I wrote as an editor for Le Délit:
Le Québec trouble-fête des jeunes mariés: Québec sovereigntists are getting ready to disrupt the visit of the ‘just married’ Prince Williams and Kate Middleton.
MBA: McGill à l’amende: Québec government fines McGill for deregulating its MBA program
La haine tweetée: Montreal police investigates student who tweeted violent threats
La tension monte d’un cran: Labor Minister investigator confirms the illegal presence of scabs during support staff strike at McGill
La sécurité de McGill s’attaque aux étudiants: McGill administration initiates disciplinary procedures against students who supported the strikers
I also contribute to a number of Montreal media outlets:
The McGill Daily
Founded in 1911 and with a circulation of 11,000 per issue, The Daily is one the most famous Canadian student newspaper.
When I arrived at Le Délit in 2009, I realised that although we were part of the same publication society, the two papers were not working together. Progressively, we started sharing files and information. In 2010-2011, the news teams of both papers were resolved to work together for what was going to be an exceptional year at McGill University: a three-month strike, four collective agreements up for negotiation, the government’s decision to increase tuition fees and the longest student strike in Quebec’s history that ensued…
In addition to the traditional yearly joint issue, Le Délit and The Daily news teams now collaborate on a daily basis.
I have covered several events for The Daily.
The demonstration of Quebec sovereigntists that occured in Montreal when Prince Charles visited in 2009. Majesté Go Home
Mass arrests at the Victoriaville riots: Sûreté du Québec arrests McGill and Concordia bus at Victoriaville
CKUT is McGill University community radio but it reaches out far beyond campus: the station is consistently voted as the Best Radio in The Montreal Mirror’s Best of Montreal Readers Poll. Le Délit and The Daily have weekly segments on CKUT and I have participated to both.
Le Lendemain de la Veille
Every Thursday morning Le Délit presents the campus news.
On December 15 2011, I was talking about the upcoming investigation report from the University following the presence of riot police on campus.
Unfit to Print
Every Tuesday, The McGill Daily hosts a segment that gives room for what « doesn’t quite fit » in the printed edition. At length interviews, in-depth audio documentaries.
On Noveember 25 2011, the City of Montreal decided to dismantle the Occupy Montreal camp. Unfit to print broadcast my recording of the events. (go to 06:15)
In March 2011, I was contacted by Selena Ross, a McGill alumnus that had been working as a reporter in New York City. She needed a young journalist to help her interview people in French. Her pitch had just been accepted by Maisonneuve Magazine for a 4000 words. Read my post about it here.