The Worlds of Journalism Study has entered its “third wave” (WJS3). The Study began in 2007, with teams in 21 countries conducting structured interviews until 2011 to probe journalists’ perceptions of their roles, values, ands professional identities. In the “second wave” (2012-2016) teams in 67 countries interviewed 27,500 journalists. Planning for WJS3 has included teams […]
CWJS investigator Ivor Shapiro played a leading role in helping the global Worlds of Journalism Study team determine whom to include under the category of “journalist” in the recently launched third wave of the international project. For the first time, sampling for the project will take in two categories: “professional journalists,” and “peripheral journalists.” A […]
What does journalism look like when lies trump truth, clicks control the news, and layoffs abound? After Fact (2020) is an unvarnished, observational portrait of real-life news work in Canada. A broadcast investigative journalist juggles covering an unsolved celebrity-murder story against a policy chasm that costs schoolchildren’s lives.
Close to two months after finance minister Bill Morneau announced $600 million in support for the Canadian journalism industry, little is known about how this funding will be allocated. Even more troubling is that, while many of Canadian journalism’s “usual suspects” have weighed in, this issue—one of vital importance to Canadian democracy—doesn’t appear to have […]
Lisa Taylor, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, has taken over from Ivor Shapiro as the leader of the Worlds of Journalism’s Canadian research team. “It’s exciting, and just a little nerve-racking, to be at the helm of such an important project,” Taylor said. “But Ivor’s been an incredible mentor […]
Representatives of an estimated 60+ countries will gather in Prague at the end of May to plan for the “third wave” of the Worlds of Journalism study. Participants will discuss funding as well as the broader theoretical framework of the next WJS survey, which is expected to be deployed in 2019-20. In addition, topic-specific working […]
Canadian journalists overwhelmingly seed themselves as monitors of political and business interests, and resist an identity of supporters of government policy, according to a new research note published by the Canadian Communication Association. These findings are drawn from data collected as part of the Canadian Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS), which explores how journalists orient […]
By Amanda Pope, for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre Scholarly research that explores how Canadian journalists view their role in society will be highlighted in a new documentary and accompanying website based on the results of the Canadian Worlds of Journalism Study. “SHATTERED,” directed by Lindsay Fitzgerald, a graduate of Ryerson’s Bachelor of Journalism and […]
The newest member of the Canadian Worlds of Journalism Study will represent the project team in Cardiff, Wales, later this month, where researchers from around the world will plan the next phase of the study. Lisa Taylor, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, says she’s looking forward to her role […]
First full highlights from the Canadian Worlds of Journalism Study were presented by Heather Rollwagen on behalf of the study team at the annual meeting of the Canadian Communications Association, part of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, at Ryerson University on Wednesday, May 30th. Slides are here. For abstract, see the Publications page.