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Adrian Ma

Assistant Professor
OfficeRCC 167
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 556395
Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University    
Master's of Journalism, Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University)    
JRN 305: Digital Reporting Workshop (Winter 2023)  
JRN 842: Building the Brand (Fall 2022)  
NNS 102: Understanding Multimedia Journalism (Fall 2022)  
JN8201: Producing the News (Winter 2023)  

Adrian Ma is an award-winning journalist, multimedia producer, professor and author. He specializes in teaching digital news reporting, personal branding and 360/VR storytelling at Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Canada. He has more than 15 years of professional experience as a writer, editor and content creator and has worked for numerous Canadian news outlets including the CBC and the Toronto Star. He has also written a book about Chinese-Canadian history titled, "How the Chinese Created Canada" (Lone Pine Publishing, 2010).

  • Digital news
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Branding
  • Online audience analytics
  • 360/VR video
  • Canadian Community Newspapers Award (Best Campus News Story, 2006)
  • Canadian Association of Journalists (Hong Kong Student Fellowship, 2008)
  • Canadian Online Publishing Awards (Best Community Feature, 2010)
  • Online Journalism Awards Finalist (Community Collaboration, 2010)
  • Canadian Online Publishing Awards (Silver Prize, Best Use of Social Media, 2011)
  • CBC President's Award (Silo-Buster, 2014)
  • Toronto Metropolitan University Dean's Teaching Award (2018)

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