My name is Katherine DeClerq and I am the Managing Editor of Women’s Post as well as a freelance journalist in Toronto, Ont. I just finished my Master’s of Journalism at Ryerson University. During that time, I held a contract with the Toronto Star working in the Radio Room, listening to police scanners and writing breaking news.
Although I’ve always wanted to be a writer (just ask my friends in junior high who would steal my stuff as I was engrossed in a book or notepad), I didn’t start actively writing until my first year at university. Wide-eyed and ready to delve into the world of journalism, I joined the Fulcrum Newspaper, the student English-language newspaper at the University of Ottawa. I became staff writer in my second year and then continued with the paper as news editor, and finally sports editor. I then decided it was time to venture away from the comfort of rough deadlines and a cozy 200-year old office and get involved in the Canadian University Press. There, I became Ontario Bureau Chief and wrote content for student newspapers across the province. I’ve been lucky enough to get two internships, one with Maclean’s Magazine and another with CTVnews.ca. In both cases I pitched ideas at weekly or daily story meetings, wrote for web and print, and learned more about the publishing industry.
DeClerq Media is a forum for discussion and engagement—or at least that’s what I like to think of it as. I will be posting my latest articles, as well as writing my own blog posts regarding what I observe and see. This can be anything from a news article on Senate reform to my latest traveling venture. I enjoy feedback and will (almost) always respond to comments.
While writing has always been my strong suit, I have also developed skills in radio broadcast, social media, and video content—all of which I am going to attempt to use on this website. I am extremely interested in the fusion of print and online media—two aspects of journalism that have the power to compliment each other and ensure that neither dies out (yes, I’m an optimist).
If you are interested in my work please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am currently looking for opportunities that will allow me to build a larger and more diverse portfolio.
Check out my resume via Linkedin: Katherine DeClerq