Journalism innovation and media startups


This team is examining how the development of journalism is being shaped by innovation practices, business models and policy frameworks. Current research includes a study of journalism startups in Canada in the past 20 years and an analysis of Google’s impact on journalism innovation globally.

The project includes the development of a critical race podcast at The Conversation Canada, exploring the mechanisms through which a journalism non-profit can leverage online media to enhance the production, distribution, and circulation of evidence-based reporting.  

Research team

Alfred Hermida Phd

Professor

School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, University of British Columbia

Mary Lynn Young Phd

Professor

School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, University of British Columbia

Vinita Srivastava

Director of Innovation

Senior Editor: Culture + Society, The Conversation Canada

Theme news

Theme publications

  • The university as a “giant newsroom”
    Hermida, Alfred, Lisa Varano, and Mary Lynn Young. (2022). The university as a “giant newsroom”: Not-for-profit explanatory journalism during COVID-19. In Patrick Ferrucci & Scott A. Eldridge (eds), The Institutions Changing Journalism, pp. 59-72. Routledge.
  • Journalism Innovation in a Time of Survival
    Hermida, Alfred and Young, Mary Lynn (2021). Journalism Innovation in a Time of Survival. In News Media Innovation Reconsidered, Maria Luengo and Susana Herrera-Damas (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell.
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