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UBC j-school up for three Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Article can be found at The UBC journalism school has been nominated for three Canadian Online Publishing Awards. School-related projects are finalists in the video, community and blog categories. The UBC school is the only journalism department among the nominees. Two UBC journalism students, Megan Stewart and Darren Fleet, are part of the Vancouver Observer team […]

Student project, the Canadian Music Wiki, goes live

Published June 25, 2010 on the UBC School of Journalism website. By Amanda Ash The CBC-UBC student-led project to create a Canadian music online encyclopedia, the Canadian Music Wiki, has launched after eight months of research and development. The site aims to be the most comprehensive online resource on Canadian music and related topics, with contributions from […]

Better Know Your 2010 Jury #27: Amanda Ash

Published on the Polaris Music Prize website ( on June 21, 2010. Amanda Ash (Vancouver) Freelance Journalist Jury Member Since: 2007 Please share the Top 5 Canadian records you put on your first ballot. Basia BulatHeart of My Own Tegan & Sara Sainthood Justin RutledgeThe Early Widows Hannah Georgas This is Good You Say Party! We Say […]

Vancouver journalist creates online Canadian music wiki

Published in the Vancouver Sun on June 18, 2010. This article was also picked up by the Montréal Gazette, the National Post, the Regina Leader Post, the Edmonton Journal and many others. BY TABASSUM SIDDIQUI, VANCOUVER SUN   JUNE 18, 2010 The Internet age has helped propel Canadian music into the spotlight in recent years, […]

Indie music, Vancouver-style with Amanda Ash

Article published at on June 4, 2010. By Krista Eide Amanda Ash isn’t just a music blogger, journalist and wiki builder, she’s also one of local indie music’s biggest fans I first met Alberta-raised Amanda Ash in a writing class, where she bravely shared an essay about her love of country music, despite her firm fix in […]