Associate Professor Anne McNeilly joined Ryerson University’s School of Journalism after more than 25 years as a journalist, including 18 years as an editor for The Globe and Mail and eight years prior to that as a reporter for The Ottawa Citizen and The Waterloo Region Record. She held a variety of positions at The Globe, including copy chief and assistant national editor. In 2000, she joined a six-member team that launched the paper’s new Focus section. Her research interests include the impact of technology on students’ use of language and communication. She recently returned from a guest position at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, where freedom of expression faces increasing restraints under President Xi Jinping.