A nationwide project to commemorate those who have died from COVID-19 is being housed at the School of Journalism and Communication and led by the School’s new journalist-in-residence, Katherine Laidlaw.

Entitled They Were Loved, the project is a partnership between Maclean’s magazine, Carleton’s Future of Journalism Initiative and several Canadian journalism schools. The project will gather obituaries of coronavirus victims written by journalism students from across the country.

“[The pandemic] doesn’t seem to feel real to a lot of people; unless it’s touched you personally, there’s a distance to it,” explains journalist-in-residence Katherine Laidlaw, who is leading the They Were Loved project. “I think this [project] gives us a way to show people the true breadth of what’s happening and what we’re living through; it’s a way to humanize the crisis.”

Read more a profile of Katherine Laidlaw on Carleton’s Hub for Good.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in ,
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