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Steve Paikin fonds
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Academic files

Series consists of correspondence, notes and other material related to Paikin's enrolment to the University of Toronto as well as files related to many courses taken by Paikin including English, Canadian Studies, French, History, Latin and Philosophy. These files contain lecture notes, essays, course outlines and other material related to his studies. The series contains records of his early radio work at the University of Toronto where he was the play-by-play announcer for university hockey and football games and includes Paikin's notes and background material related to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues teams as well as an audio recording of a hockey game for which Paikin was an announcer. It also contains material related to his application to the broadcast journalism programme at Boston University and includes his MA Thesis proposal, correspondence with his advisors and drafts of his thesis on the Jane-Finch area of Toronto.

Broadcast journalism files

Series consists of notes, research material, drafts of scripts, memos and other material related to Paikin’s work as a private reporter for CHFI radio and as a staff reporter for the CBC. It also contains scripts and other material that documents his work as a host for TVO’s Between the Lines and Fourth Reading . It includes material, including audio recordings of events and interviews, related to his reporting on a number of topics including the 1983 Progressive Conservative leadership convention, the 1984 Liberal leadership convention and other party conventions and/or elections, Pierre Trudeau’s visit to the University of Toronto in 1984, Ernst Zundel and anti-Semitism in Canada, stories related to metro Toronto such as the debates over the construction of its domed stadium and others. It also contains a copy of Paikin’s demo reel created by TVOntario to display many of his journalistic accomplishments.

Correspondence files

Series consists of letters received by Paikin from fans and viewer alike in his capacity as anchor of various news programmes. The letters express admiration for Paikin's work but often contain thoughtful reflections on stories covered by Paikin and provide additional insight into how these issues and Paikin's coverage affected his audience.

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