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Michelle K Allan

Michelle K Allan

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Elon Musk Won’t Save Us

Musk recently tweeted his plans to start a crowdsourced credibility ranking of reporters and publications- here's why it's a bad idea.
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The Sixties Scoop: Another Memorial Term and Social Measure to Be Wary of

The drastic overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the child welfare system may have slowed since the 60s, but it has not stopped.
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The Women's March on Washington comes to Kingston

I’m not afraid of a short-fingered vulgarian with shaky policies and the skin of a hotdog. I’m afraid of the white nationalists and their like-minded followers that will have their oppressive ideologies validated by him. I didn’t march because I’m naïve enough to believe a man who bullied his way to one of the most powerful leadership positions in the world will be stopped by a peaceful group of women in a different country. I marched because I refuse to allow a platform for hate to exist in my community.
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Being the one in four- How I faced my experience of campus sexual assault

The rape culture on campuses will only change when students start caring and taking responsibility for the environment and culture we create.
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The semi-positive space program

Give us the tools to think for ourselves instead of giving us a list of socially acceptable terms to parrot — the Queen’s community will be better off for it.
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Of Course, Me Too

But it’s not my job to remind you how pervasive sexual violence is.
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About

Michelle K Allan

Hello! My name is Michelle and I’m a Master of Journalism candidate at Ryerson. I am also a Junior Fellow at the Centre for Free Expression, where I study Canadian extremist groups.

I interned as a general assignment news reporter at the Globe and Mail during the Spring of 2020. Topics I covered included the Nova Scotia shooting, “murder hornets”, conversion therapy legislation, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before starting my Masters, I was the lead reporter at Kingstonist. I care deeply about local news, and working full-time in immersing myself in and sharing Kingston’s stories was incredibly rewarding.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Queen’s, where I majored in English Language and Literature. I held a wide array of jobs and internships throughout undergrad at publications such as The Beaverton, The Queen’s Journal, The Undergraduate Review, and Inquire. I also completed a foreign reporting student program at the Reuters offices in Prague with Transitions Online, an online media organization covering politics and news of Central/Eastern Europe.

If you’re interested in collaborating or hiring me for freelance work, I can be reached at contact@michelleallan.ca.

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Skills

  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • FinalCut Pro