Rebecca Medel

Journalist and News Editor

Location icon Canada

I like to write articles about things that make me wonder: Is Eskimos an offensive sports team name? Are zoo animals treated properly? Why do students choose to become sugar babies?

The great thing about being a journalist is I get to do the research, talk to the right people and find out the answers—not just for me, but for readers who might not have known they were wondering the same thing.

I've been honoured with winning four journalism awards in the last two years for feature articles I've written.

Portfolio
Vue Weekly
07/11/2013
On the Offensive

Is it right for sports teams to use Native American imagery?

Vue Weekly
05/22/2014
Exotic Enormity

Violations of Alberta's zoo standards lead to more suffering animals

Vue Weekly
02/14/2013
The Sugar Trade

Edmonton students see being a sugar baby as an easy way to make some cash

Vue Weekly
12/12/2013
A pregnant pause

A look at incidences of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Alberta

Vue Weekly
03/06/2014
Weathering the storm

Extreme weather and climate change's effect on prairie birds

Vue Weekly
03/07/2013
Garbage goes green

New biofuels facility will further divert waste from the landfill

Vue Weekly
02/13/2014
Hanging by a wire

Overhead power lines dominate the Alberta landscape, but their safety is called to question

Vue Weekly
12/11/2014
From medical to midwife

Birthing at home goes against our medically structured cultural norms

Vue Weekly
03/21/2013
Water crisis

Too many First Nations reserves are living with contaminated water in third-world conditions

Vue Weekly
10/02/2014
Off the tracks

Recent derailments in Slave Lake (and the rest of Canada) have residents saying "enough"

Vue Weekly
05/02/2013
High price, low vacancy

Edmonton's short supply of apartments coupled with high demand leaves many renters lacking

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