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. 

Guest Bio: 

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. 

Resources:

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 

Rick Westhead: https://twitter.com/rwesthead?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor 


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About the author

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Silas Le Blanc is a second-year Master of Journalism student at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has previously worked as the Sports Editor and Managing Online Editor at The Varsity, and as an intern at Xtra, and at The Logic. She is currently the news coordinator at CJRU 1280AM, and does production for CBC’s Cross Country Checkup. In her spare time she listens to SOPHIE, Charli XCX, and Bladee.

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Tara De Boer is a second-year Master of Journalism student at Toronto Metropolitan University. She holds a BA of Honours Arts and Business from the University of Waterloo, with a major in Speech Communication. Tara is a writer for CTVNews.ca and has bylines in Maclean’s digital magazine and Toronto Life with a special focus in culture, sports, entertainment and health. Prior to this, she interned as an associate producer for CBC News Network where she chased breaking news stories and co-produced live television news segments.

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Tim Cooke is a second-year Master of Journalism student at Toronto Metropolitan University. He did his bachelor’s in History and Classics at the University of Toronto. He loves journalism that explores the historical background of current affairs. Last summer, he interned at documentary film production company Primitive Entertainment, working as a production intern on TVO Original Viral News and helping to research a forthcoming project. He hopes to work in documentary film and audio.

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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. She loves animals, comedy and long walks with podcasts.

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