Long renowned for its formation of working journalists, the Department of Journalism has in recent years developed a research profile in the areas of: news geography, health and science reporting, discourse analysis, issues of representation, culture and technology, sociology of journalism, diversity, and gender and journalism. This research is being disseminated through academic journals and conferences, public talks and the popular press. On this site you will find a description of faculty members' various research projects as well as papers from our Working Papers Series.
For students wishing to conduct research in the Department, our new MA in journalism studies program is designed for those interested in studying journalism from a critical, scholarly research perspective, culminating in the writing of a thesis on an original topic pertaining to journalism as an institution and a practice. The MA is not designed for those interested in becoming journalists. We invite interested students to read an overview of the Department’s research and browse some of our recent publications.