The Washington Monument not far from the White House on President Barack Obama's last day in office, Washington DC. Jan. 19, 2017.
The Washington Monument not far from the White House on President Barack Obama's last full day in office, Washington D.C., Jan. 19, 2017. (Steven Goetz)
Alyce Roach and Rebecca Peace Nwude of Maryland spent the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C., Jan. 19, 2017.
Alyce Roach and Rebecca Peace Nwude of Maryland spent the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C., Jan. 19, 2017. Tomorrow—the day of Donald Trump's inauguration— Rebecca celebrates her 73rd birthday. "I am going to be boycotting on my birthday," Nwude said. "I am going to stay in and not turn on the TV. Nothing. A whole lot of people are going to be adversely affected by this administration, even those who voted for him." (Steven Goetz)
In Washington, D.C. on President Barack Obama's last day in office, Jan. 19, 2017. L: The Washington Monument. R: Alyce Roach and Rebecca Peace Nwude of Maryland spent the day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

RESUME/CV—Steven Goetz—Reporter and photographer in Toronto

Work Experience

Freelance Reporter and Photographer Steven Goetz Storytelling — Jan. 2011 to Present

My reporting has been carried by the Toronto Star, VICE News, Toronto Sun, Metro Toronto, Metro News Canada, Owen Sound Sun Times, Openfile, EyeOpener and others.

Photography clients have included Joe Fresh, University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering, National Magazine Awards Foundation, Women's Executive Network, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Angle Media Group, CIVIX, and many individuals and families whose portraits and events I've had the pleasure to shoot over the years.

Reporting InternVICE News Canada — October 2016 — January 2017

National stories out of Toronto.

Work Examples:

LGBTQ Canadians Sue Government for Decades-Long Witch Hunt | PUBLISHED: VICE News Canada, Nov. 2, 2016

Shoppers Drug Mart Wants to Sell You Medical Pot | PUBLISHED: VICE News Canada, Oct. 25, 2016

Contributor Metro Toronto — April 2016 to present

Reporting Intern — Sept. 2015 to Oct. 2015

City and national stories at Toronto’s largest free daily.

Work Examples:

Residents split over new Scarborough shoreline trail | PUBLISHED: Metro Toronto, June 29, 2016

Is Bunz Trading Zone a hotbed of TTC fare evasion? | PUBLISHED: Metro Toronto, April 28, 2016

Brace yourselves, Toronto: Construction season is coming | PUBLISHED: Metro Toronto, April 26, 2016

If you think you'll get rich driving UberX in Toronto, think again  | PUBLISHED: Metro Toronto, Sept. 16, 2015

Bloor-Ossington rallying against new homeless shelter  | PUBLISHED: Metro Toronto, Oct. 16, 2015

Somali refugees face the same plight as Syrians, says Toronto group  | PUBLISHED: Metro Toronto, Sept. 13, 2015

Students who couldn't move into Toronto residence get rebate  | PUBLISHED: Metro Toronto, Oct. 1, 2015

Reporter The Kincardine News — June to Sept. 2015, Sept. 2013 to June 2014

General assignment reporter and relief editor at the Sun Media (now Postmedia) community weekly.

Work Examples:

Ripley veteran modest about wartime service  | PUBLISHED: The Kincardine News, Nov. 5, 2013

Military exercises in Michigan cause tremors felt from Tobermory to Kincardine  | PUBLISHED: Owen Sound Sun Times, Front Page, June 26, 2015

Michigan politicians outline host of concerns over DGR  | PUBLISHED: The Kincardine News, Sept. 30, 2013

Is Kincardine's Station Beach the Great Lakes' 'Surf City'?  | PUBLISHED: The Kincardine News, March 10, 2014

Hundreds attend vigil for teenager who drowned off Kincardine’s south pier  | PUBLISHED: Goderich Signal Star, Front Page, Aug. 5, 2015

News Editor The Ryersonian — Fall 2015

Oversaw broadcast, online and print coverage at the campus news operation run by the Ryerson School of Journalism.

WORK EXAMPLES
(as editor)

RSU budget documents reveal massive deficits in last two years  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Nov. 11, 2015

Need to buy a tampon on campus? Good luck with that  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Oct. 30, 2015

Hate graffiti found on campus  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Oct. 21, 2015

Ryerson students, instructor in France safe after Paris attacks  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Nov. 18, 2015

RSU rejects men’s issues group application  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Oct. 29, 2015

No end in sight of RSU-CESAR feud  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Nov. 4, 2015

(as writer)

Sheldon Levy era comes to an end  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Nov. 25, 2015

Lachemi backs proposed Ryerson law school  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Dec. 1, 2015

RSU asks students to stand in solidarity against hate on campus  | PUBLISHED: The Ryersonian, Oct. 23, 2015

Communications Manager Student Vote (now CIVIX) — Sept. 2007 to May 2011

Public representative and advocate for the Student Vote parallel-election program, Canada's largest civic education initiative.

Responsible for organization's online and social media strategy: writing web copy, blog posts, Facebook and Twitter updates; oversight of site design, video production, posters, flyers, ads, online graphics, etc.

Hired and supervised communications staff to manage outreach to stakeholders, and offer email and phone support to thousands of participating teachers.

Education

Bachelor of Journalism Ryerson University School of Journalism — (expected 2017)

Winner of the 2016 Joe Perlove Award for best journalist in the graduating class, and 2011 Thomson Reuters Award for most promising reporter.