Claire Penhorwood
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Can Love Cross a Border?

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 7:38 AM

When most people start planning their wedding, it is pretty much a guarantee that after all the planning and organizing and the big day, they will be together.

For my fiancé and I, the challenge is not planning our perfect day surrounded by our friends and family. The challenge...

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Canada's Next Generation of Immigrants

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2011 | 4:22 PM

Whenever someone asks me, "Where did you grow up?", I take a deep breath and usually say, "It's a long story... do you have 10 minutes?". I then launch into the story of telling them how I grew up in Toronto but moved to Beijing at age 10 because of...

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Journalistic Ethics Should Start at the Kitchen Table

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 10:02 AM

If I had to venture a guess as to how many journalists have had to defend themselves -- and their professions -- to someone in the past week, I would say the magic number would be... a lot! Thanks to the News Of The World phone hacking scandal that has...

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Writing News For Kids: A Journalist's Education

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2011 | 2:23 PM

Sitting in my online journalism class, in my second year of my journalism degree at Ryerson University in Toronto, I am told the mother of all rules for a journalist: know your audience.

Keeping this rule in the foreground of my mind has helped me as an up-and-coming online...

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