Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Sara Maya Vancouver , British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: 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.

  • Angelia

    Wonderful job Sara Maya! Future journalist presenting Elsie Roy!
    18/06/2018 11:06:32 PM

  • Jiya

    Good job Sara I love you Jiya
    16/06/2018 11:43:57 PM

  • Zara

    Fantastic work, Sara! Really great job, congratulations!
    15/06/2018 2:29:56 PM

  • Steve Wicary

    Very well done, Sara. I've experienced the shift to online, mobile and social platforms over my 15 years in the Canadian news trenches, but I hadn't thought about just how long ago the first printing press rolled, or the first radio and TV broadcasts were aired. Keep up the good work.
    15/06/2018 11:50:20 AM

  • Reena Varma

    Welldone Sara maya...appreciate your awareness of responsible journalism
    15/06/2018 2:27:02 AM

  • Reena Varma

    Very much appreciate your awareness of 'responsible' journalism
    15/06/2018 2:17:13 AM

  • Reena Varma

    Sara maya,very much appreciate your awareness
    15/06/2018 2:12:16 AM

  • Charlotte Sutcliffe

    Congratulations Sara. Well done.
    14/06/2018 4:12:39 PM

  • Geeta Bajaj

    Well done Sara! There is clarity Well done Sara! Interesting views and clarity of thought
    14/06/2018 3:05:53 AM

  • Mr. Muress

    Well Done Sara Maya...I am very proud of you!
    13/06/2018 2:40:17 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.