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Journalism Studies, Media Sociology, Digital Culture, Social Media, Ethnography, Qualitative Research


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Research interests

  • Journalism studies
  • Social media
  • Sociology of media
  • sociology of news
  • Digital culture

Education/Academic qualification

City University London


External Positions

Digital Journalism Fellow, Oslo Metropolitan University

Mar 2019

Affiliated Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project

Aug 2016 → …

Research Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University

Jan 2016Dec 2016

Research interests

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

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Research Output

Role Orientations and Audience Metrics in Newsrooms: An Examination of Journalistic Perceptions and their Drivers

Belair-Gagnon, V., Zamith, R. & Holton, A. E., Mar 15 2020, In : Digital Journalism. 8, 3, p. 347-366 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Audience Engagement, Reciprocity, and the Pursuit of Community Connectedness in Public Media Journalism

    Belair-Gagnon, V., Nelson, J. L. & Lewis, S. C., May 28 2019, In : Journalism Practice. 13, 5, p. 558-575 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Scopus citations

    Constructing audience quantification: Social influences and the development of norms about audience analytics and metrics

    Zamith, R., Belair-Gagnon, V. & Lewis, S. C., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : New Media and Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Mobile Applications and Journalistic Work

    Steinke, A. J., Belair-Gagnon, V., Steinke, A. J. & Belair-Gagnon, V., Feb 25 2019, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Oxford University Press, (Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    News on the fly: journalist-audience online engagement success as a cultural matching process

    Belair-Gagnon, V., Sep 1 2019, In : Media, Culture and Society. 41, 6, p. 757-773 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations