On Campus

Understanding the big picture

There are more than two angles to every story

Let’s start with introductions.

My name is Jennifer Pagliaro and I’m entering my third year of journalism at Carleton University. Over the past three years I’ve been freelancing for local papers, including the Ottawa Citizen, and was news editor at The Charlatan, Carleton’s independent student newspaper for the 2008/2009 school year.

Besides that I love to listen to live music, create and experiment with Asian-inspired cuisine (I make a mean Pad Thai), make you your triple grande non-fat no-foam latte (if you frequent Starbucks in Ottawa, that is) and stockpile current affairs magazines.

Through my few short years as a professional journalist I’ve discovered I have a passion for storytelling, or rather, truth telling, in a way that’s compelling and informative.

After participating in an unprecedented number of breaking news stories with The Charlatan, some even sweeping national news last year (i.e. Shinerama-gate: here and here), I’ve realized there are more than two angles to every story and more than one story for every issue.

With Canada’s expanse of diverse campuses, all with their own unique news (and news outlets), I hope to draw together commonalities, oddities and reoccurring themes that you want to hear more about.

Essentially — what’s the big picture?

We’re going to find out.

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