Findings

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.

Jan 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A J-Source survey of 339 Canadian news columnists found that—at least in terms of age and gender—they do not accurately represent the Canadian population. 

Nov 29, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The fewer the media outlets, the fewer choices Canadian journalists have in terms of full-time, part-time and freelance employment. Dwayne Winseck, CMCRP director and Carleton University journalism professor, said the content produced by journalists is being undervalued as consolidation through acquisition puts media companies in debt.

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

Nov 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Three Canadian professors who teach communication studies are editing a special issue on “interrogating internships” for the open-source journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critique. 

Oct 28, 2013 - Posted by Bruce Gillespie

Paul Fontaine chats with Wilfrid Laurier University associate professor Jenna Hennebry, co-author of the new book Targeted Transnationals: The State, the Media and Arab Canadians, about the linkages between media representations of Arab-Canadians and state policy.

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.

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edited by DAVID SECKO and LISA LYNCH

assistant editor ELYSE AMEND


Each month, we review scholarly studies of journalism as a practice and as an institution. David Secko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University (Montréal). He teaches science reporting and does research on theoretical practices in science journalism. He currently leads the Concordia Science Journalism Project (CSJP).

Lisa Lynch is assistant professor of journalism at Concordia University in Montreal. Her work on journalism, culture and technology has appeared in publications ranging from New Literary History to the Arab Studies Journal. She is currently working on a book on new media technologies and journalistic leaking.


Elyse Amend is a freelance writer and research assistant for the CSJP. She recently completed her MA in Journalism Studies at Concordia University.