Findings

Jul 24, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Researchers at McMaster University are carrying out a study to learn how media regarding the Paralympic Games is developed and what people think of these news stories and media that cover the Paralympic Games. 

Jun 21, 2014 - Posted by Bruce Gillespie

Chapters sought for forthcoming book about the role of humour in journaiism.

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.

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

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Findings

Edited by David Secko and Lisa Lynch
This section highlights the latest scholarly studies of journalism as a practice and as an institution.


David Secko is an associate professor of journalism at Concordia University in Montreal. He teaches science reporting and does research on theoretical practices in science journalism. Lisa Lynch is an associate professor of journalism at Concordia University. Her work on journalism, culture and technology has appeared in publications ranging from New Literary History to the Arab Studies Journal.

      

   

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