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I would be interested to work with students who are interested in media (journalism) work, contemporary work issues, digital innovation, and mental health and well-being in the workplace.

20062022

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Research interests

  • Media innovation

  • Digital engagement

  • Sociology of work

  • Well-being, mental health and happiness in media work

  • Business of journalism

Professional Information

Dr. Belair-Gagnon is the author of numerous academic and policy publications in the business of media and emerging technology. She uses qualitative methods and use hybrid methodologies and theories at the intersection of the sociology of work/organizations and journalism studies. She is the author of The Paradox of Connection (Illinois University Press, 2022, with Diana Bossio, Logan Molyneux and Avery Holton), Journalism Research that Matters (Oxford University Press, 2021, with Nikki Usher), and Social Media at BBC News (Routledge, 2015). She has been speaker and presenter at conferences worldwide including the International Journalism Festival, the Online News Association and the International Communication Association annual meeting. Her work has appeared in outlets including at the Nieman Journalism Lab.

Supervision Expertise

I would be interested to work with students who are interested in media (journalism) work, contemporary work issues, digital innovation, and mental health and well-being in the workplace.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

City University London

20092013

External Positions

Digital Journalism Fellow, Oslo Metropolitan University

Mar 2019

Affiliated Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project

Aug 2016 → …

Research Fellow, Columbia University

Jan 2016Dec 2016

Research Interest Keywords

  • Journalism studies
  • Media sociology
  • Sociology of Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Digital Cultures
  • News Production
  • Ethnography
  • qualitative research

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