Phase 1: Joline

Week 4 (February 1, 2019)

This week I’m posting my podcast’s pitch, enjoy!

Transcript for Podcast Pitch:

Week 3 (January 25, 2019)

Thank god it’s Friday!

Hi again. Starting this week, I’m going doing my podcast based on a 2014 article “Do Black Lives Matter in Canada?” by Harsha Walia

Harsha Walia's "Do Black Lives Matter in Canada?" main argument was that Canada and the U.S. compared each other's Black and Indigenous civil rights instead of regarding the systemic racism within their own country. Walia had especially mentioned that Canadians had distance themselves from the racism occurring in the U.S., but also have turned a blind eye to the racism that occurred in Canada too. She had based her evidence mainly on newspaper articles that addresses the unequal proportions and the discrimination that black people are put in jail more than white people the same age, but also had sourced a study and quotes too. Walia is a South Asian activist and whose personal view and bias reflects the fight for equality for people of colour. This article was written 2014 and addresses the circumstances of Black Lives Matter, Idle No More and other activist movements. This opinion piece brings up a good discussion about the systemic racism in Canada, but also the actual impact of these activist movements within Canada.

See you guys next week

Week Two (January 20, 2019)

Happy Sunday,

Tested out Audacity today and realized how bad my voice sounds. I already had Audacity before this class, so it’s good that I get to learn how to use some of its feature in this. Unfortunately I’m sick, so I sound congested. I hope everyone stays warm in this frigid weather.

Opinions are subjective, but also very tangible. Based on emotions and influences like culture, politics, race, where you live, or even on the type of people you’re around. It’s hard to state that all knowledge is ‘a matter of opinion’ because there are factors that can be determine or evidence can be provided. Especially when certain subjects are related to morality or specific events within history. As long as there’s available research or discussion, opinions will be present and a matter opinion would be considered when a subject can’t be proven.

Week One (January 11, 2019)

Hello everyone!

I’m Joline. I’m a Communication studies and Professional writing major who loves to write and main aim is to become a writer. I love creating stories in my spare time or watch YouTube videos analyses about writing books or movies. I also like reading, watching movies, and drawing. I usually gain inspirations for my writing from my surrounding and the movies I watch. I get inspired from movie directors like Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino, and Hayao Miyazaki; and Authors Mary Shelly, Charlotte Bronte. I’m excited, but also very nervous about creating a podcast because I’m a very solitary person and am trying to socialize more during my time in university, so this is a big step for me. I find that this course will be a good opportunity to learn a new skill that I can use outside of this class one day. My main research methods are Scholar’s Portal mostly, Scott Library’s online catalogues, and recently Google Scholar. I sometimes use google, but I find hard to differ from credible sources and opinion based websites and find that it’s best to use Scholar’s Portal to find peer reviewed articles. It’s very helpful when used for a popular or broad topics, but it’s harder to look for specific topics. These resources are my most recommend and can be very helpful. I hope that I have fun and wish myself luck.