Assistant Professor Belair-Gagnon selected as a Digital Journalism Research Fellow
Assistant Professor Valerie Belair-Gagnon has been selected as a Digital Journalism Research Fellow by Olso Metropolitan University for March 2019. As part of the fellowship, she will give a research presentation and meet with the OsloMet Digital Journalism Research Group and other international scholars.
Belair-Gagnon will give a talk titled, “Committing Acts of Journalism: The Role of Strangers on Journalistic Practice, Economics, Epistemology, Norms and Ethics.” Her research explores underlying strangers’ practices that anchor their participation in journalism practice, economics, epistemology, norms and ethics, and how we can conceptualize how these strangers come to coordinate acts of journalism within the profession.
Valerie Belair-Gagnon is Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies and Director of the Minnesota Journalism Center at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. She is also an affiliated fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and affiliated with the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, she was Executive Director and Research Scholar at the Yale Information Society Project and a fellow at the Tow Center for the study of digital journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism.