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Articles by Valérie Bélair-Gagnon

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon is associate professor and Cowles Fellow in Media Management at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is the author of The Paradox of Connection, Happiness in Journalism, Journalism Research that Matters, and Social Media at BBC News.
A survey finds there are key differences between what journalists think researchers can help with, and what the journalists are actually trying to address in their newsroom.
“It matters not just for individual journalists, but for news itself and for the profession’s relationships with audiences and the public at large.”
“Chat apps are hybrid media, with complex and shifting features. As a result, they pose challenges for reporters trying to develop trust with users.”
“Mobile chat applications allow private and segmented conversations, different interpretations, and different sets of facts.”
“Drones going mainstream has serious implications both for the future of journalism and for researchers of journalism.”