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Anne McNeilly

Anne McNeilly

Professor Emeritus

Professor Anne McNeilly joined Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Journalism after more than 25 years as a journalist; including 18 years as an editor for The Globe and Mail and eight years prior to that as a reporter for The Ottawa Citizen and The Waterloo Region Record where she won six Ontario newspaper awards.

She held a variety of positions at The Globe, including Copy Chief and Assistant National Editor. In 2000, she joined a six-member team that launched the paper’s new Focus section. She was elected twice as a “Prof who made a Mark” by Ryerson students.


Hons BA (English), Queen’s University
MA (Journalism), University of Western Ontario

McNeilly, A. Storytelling in the Digital Age, International School, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, April 2016.

McNeilly, A. Journalism Ethics 101 in  China, CCA Conference, Calgary,  May  2016

McNeilly, A.  Amazing Discoveries Speaker Series, Toronto Metropolitan University, September 2015.

McNeilly, A.  Eliminating Online Trolls, The Current, CBC, Guest Speaker, February 2015

McNeilly, A.  Minimum Marking: A Success Story, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and    Learning. Volume 5: Issue 1, November 2014

McNeilly, A. and Rauhala, A. The Education of Young Journalists in a Converged Media Landscape, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 11(5): 11-22. Fall 2012

McNeilly, Anne and Smith, Joyce: How to Create a Picture with 1,000 words, published by AEJMC (Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication),  in Great Ideas for Teachers collection and on DVD. August 2011

McNeilly, Anne. "Tell Your Story in Six Words,” published in Great Ideas for Teachers collection and on DVD,  August, 2010

McNeilly, A Righting Rite in a 2.0 World, Toward 2020 Conference, Toronto, May, 2014

McNeilly, A. Minimal Markup, The Poynter Institute, Florida, June, 2014

McNeilly, A. In Search of the Comma, Canadian Communication Association, June, 2013

McNeilly, A. Education of Young Journalists, Eleventh Annual Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Madrid, Spain, June, 2011

McNeilly, A. Are Tech-Savvy Young Journalists ready for a Brave New Digital World?  Rethinking Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media, Institute of Education, London, England, June, 2011

McNeilly, A. Don’t look for justice in Ontario’s ‘debate’ on wind turbines (external link, opens in new window) , Op-Ed column, Toronto Star, April 2013.

McNeilly, A. Plagiarism is only as wrong as we make it (external link, opens in new window) , J-Source, The Canadian Journalism Project. 

McNeilly, A.  Maybe something is old, but is it news? (external link, opens in new window)  J-Source, The Canadian Journalism Project. January, 2012.