Researching Journalism

May 02, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A recent report published by The Open Society Foundations gives an overview of how Canadian media are faring in the digital landscape, including the impact digitization has had on journalists and newsrooms. 

Mar 26, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The 2013 Pew State of Media report showed U.S. newsroom cuts were driving audiences away. But in a sharp contrast, this year’s report struck a different note: while many issues that troubled the media industry last year persist, “the level of new activity this past year is creating a perception that something important, perhaps even game-changing, is going on.”

Mar 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A new public database of Canadian journalism research will make it easier to discover which topics are being explored in journalism schools across the country.

Feb 13, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A new study out of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, Seeking the Single-Subject News Model, explores how hypertopocical sites are filling the gaps created when traditional newsrooms can no longer keep consistent coverage on more complex issues.

Jan 29, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A University of Toronto Scarborough study found that magazines and their corresponding websites that target a specific audience are more likely to attract advertising dollars. J-Source reporter Eric Mark Do spoke with researcher Ambarish Chandra, assistant professor at UTSC’s department of management, about the study’s findings.

Nov 22, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Internet and recent advances in technology have made it easier for citizens to participate in journalism. However, the rights of these new participants aren’t necessarily protected. They may not know what is within their rights or how to stand up for their rights, says Josh Stearns, author of the report Acts of Journalism—Defining Press Freedom in the Digital Age

Sep 05, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A new Journalists for Human Rights study shows that stories about aboriginal issues made up less than one per cent of media coverage for three years running – despite events such as the Attawapiskat housing crisis and the Idle No More movement.

Sep 05, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Two academics at Western University are conducting a national survey of Canadian journalists in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of journalistic work in a digital age.

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

New research by the University of British Columbia and Memorial University on how Canada’s media reports on climate change suggests that our national newspapers – The Globe & Mail and National Post – are failing to provide their readers with a complete picture of global warming and climate change issues in Canada. Tindall, a participant in former U.S. vice president and Nobel laureate Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, spoke with ArtsWIRE writer April van Ert prior to presenting the research at Congress, Canada’s national humanities and social sciences conference, which took place in Victoria from June 1 to June 8.

Apr 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Melanie Coulson spent the past four months researching community newsrooms and citizen journalism while a journalist-in-residence as a Michener-Deacon Fellow at Carleton University.

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