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Nicole Blanchett

Associate Professor
BAA Journalism, Ryerson University
Master's of Professional Communication, Royal Roads University
PhD, Media and Communications, Bournemouth University
JRN 103: Introduction to Journalism
JRN 105: Multimedia News Reporting

Dr. Nicole Blanchett specializes in multiplatform and digital production. Her current research focuses on journalistic role performance, the use of audience data in newsrooms, and the changing boundaries and definitions of journalism. She is a contributor to J-Source and judge for the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Awards. Blanchett was a news producer and writer at Citytv in Toronto. Her undergraduate journalism study was at Ryerson, her master’s thesis for Royal Roads University focused on participatory journalism, and her doctoral research at Bournemouth University observed the impact of metrics and analytics on decision making in four newsrooms in Canada and Europe.

  • Metrics and analytics
  • Audience engagement 
  • Journalistic role performance
  • Boundaries of journalism
  • Local news
  • News processes/media logic
  • Master’s thesis Redefining journalism: Convergence in the public sphere nominated for Governor General’s Gold Medal Award, winner of the Diana Beeson Memorial Award for a thesis demonstrating excellence in scholarship
  • Co-supervised or supervised multiple student projects recognized nationally and internationally, including website projects that were finalists in the Data Journalism and Online Journalism (ONA) Awards, winners/finalists at the national Emerge Media Awards, and individual student entries at the Broadcast Educator and RTDNA awards
  • Winner Citytv Scholarship for Most Outstanding Broadcast Journalist student at Ryerson
  • Canadian Association of Journalist
  • Canadian Communication Association
  • International Communication Association
  • Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
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