Cover art by Katrina McGaughey
The hockey world was rocked in May of 2022 when news broke that Hockey Canada had silently settled a disturbing sexual assault case against eight of the 2018 Canadian Hockey League players. When the news broke, the organization was put under fire for the ways in which they handled the horrendous events, leading to the loss of sponsorships, and eventually, the stepping down of Hockey Canada’s board members. While the sport of hockey is integral to the identity of many Canadians, this news put that identity into question, and sparked discussions of power, privilege, and ethics—all aspects Carly Penrose investigates in her story for the spring issue of the Review of Journalism, titled, “Cultures of Abuse.” In the fourth episode of Pull Quotes, Tara speaks with Carly about what it was like interviewing the sports journalist who broke the story, the challenges she faced covering such sensitive subject matter, and how she navigated writing a still-unfolding story.
Carly Penrose is a second-year Master of Journalism student at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is from Halifax, Nova Scotia and did her undergraduate degree in psychology at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Carly likes to understand how and why people think and act the way they do. She has bylines in the National Post, and THIS Magazine, and currently works with Pagemasters North America and the Local News Data Hub. She loves animals, comedy and long walks with podcasts.
What you need to know about the sexual assault scandal: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/hockey-canada-sexual-assault-crisis-parliamentary-committee-1.6535248
Please check out the Spring 2023 issue of the Review of Journalism at https://reviewofjournalism.ca/ for this and so many other wonderful stories. Even better, buy a print copy!
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