News Now is Recruiting! Fall/Winter Internship and Volunteer Positions Available!

NEWS NOW is CHRY’s community news program with a critical perspective; live every Monday – Friday at 5-6pm broadcasting to the North Toronto region, the campus of York University and on the web. CHRY 105.5 FM is looking for critical and creative minds to join the only collective alternative news radio program in Toronto. We offer FREE broadcast skills training in: writing/voicing, interviewing, audio editing and sound design.

As an alternative news outlet, News Now works as a team to collectively share skills and tasks among ourselves. We are committed to challenging ourselves and analyzing our stories individually and at our weekly story meetings using a consensus-based decision making model. For more on News Now, visit chrynews.wordpress.com

To apply to any (or multiple) of the three available positions: Email the News & Spoken Word Coordinator at chrynews@yorku.ca with your desired position, a statement of interest, and your resume. Statement of interest should specifically address your interest in community media and the CHRY mission and mandate, which can be found at http://www.chry.fm. This internship requires 8 hours/week and is unpaid, but can be recognized as course credit or community work if appropriate.

Please note that all internships are subject to a 3-month probationary period.

CHRY 105.5FM is committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications form women; people of colour; members of racial and/or ethnic minorities; First Nations people; people with disabilities and lesbian, bisexual, gay, transsexual, transgendered, two-spirited and queer-identified people.

Covered and Bound Volunteer Callout!

COVERED AND BOUND VOLUNTEER CALLOUT

CHRY 105.5 is proud to announce its new re-vamped radio collective Covered and Bound that airs on Mondays from 4pm-5pm.

Are you interested in radio collectives that prioritize texts on social, political, and
environmental justice issues?  Are you excited at the prospect of
interviewing your favorite authors and spoken word artists? Do you want to know more about the literary community on the York Campus?

Join CHRY 105.5’s Covered and Bound Radio Collective!

Covered and Bound exists to create a connection between readers and writers, specifically within the York and surrounding community. Covered and Bound intentionally goes beyond literary reviews and seeks interviews with artists and authors in order to engage in in-depth discussions that create connections to larger socio-political issues.

Attached to this document is the Covered and Bound Toolkit along with the volunteer positions that are available.
If you would like to get involved please contact chrynews@yorku.ca

Covered and bound Toolkit

Social Media Coordinators for News Now

News Now is seeking 2 Social Media Coordinators! 

The position of News Now Social Media Coordinator will work with News Now Producers, Beat Directors, and Reporters, with the direction of the News & Spoken Word Coordinator, to increase News Now’s online accessibility and visibility in various social media and online-based outlets.

NEWS NOW is CHRY’s community news program with a critical perspective; live every Monday – Friday at 5-6pm broadcasting to the North Toronto region, the campus of York University and on the web. CHRY 105.5 FM is looking for critical and creative minds to join the only collective alternative news radio program in Toronto. We offer FREE broadcast skills training in: writing/voicing, interviewing, audio editing and sound design.

As an alternative news outlet, News Now works as a team to collectively share skills and tasks among ourselves. We are committed to challenging ourselves and analyzing our stories individually and at our weekly story meetings using a consensus-based decision making model. For more on News Now, visit chrynews.wordpress.com

To apply to the available position: Email the News & Spoken Word Coordinator at chrynews@yorku.ca with your desired position, a statement of interest, and your resume. Statement of interest should specifically address your interest in community media and the CHRY mission and mandate, which can be found at http://www.chry.fm. This internship requires 8 hours/week and is unpaid, but can be recognized as course credit or community work if appropriate.

 

CHRY 105.5FM is committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications form women; people of colour; members of racial and/or ethnic minorities; First Nations people; people with disabilities and lesbian, bisexual, gay, transsexual, transgendered, two-spirited and queer-identified people.

News Now Social media coordinator summer 2014

News Now – June 14, 2012

People’s History Spotlight – Che Guevara

Though his face may be iconic, his biography may be less well known. News Now Producer, Olivia Chandler, celebrates Che Guevara’s birthday and lifelong commitment to social justice on today’s People History Spotlight.

After turning away from a career in medicine, the Argentinian-born revolutionary met Fidel Castro in 1954 and made the decision to join the Cuban resistance against American-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. And, as they say, the rest is history…

Listen to the clip:

Independent Arts Report – Parkdale Film & Video Showcase

Source: http://www.parkdaleshowcase.ca/

Did you know that Toronto’s Parkdale region has the highest concentration of arts and culture workers in all of Ontario?

On today’s Independent Arts Report, News Now Correspondent, Myles Marcus, speaks with Elizabeth Underhill about the celebration of these artists and their audiences at the Parkdale Film & Video Showcase. In its fourteenth year, this pay-what-you-can festival reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the Parkdale community.

Listen to the clip: