Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Book explores privacy vs. tell-all crime reporting

Book explores privacy vs. tell-all crime reporting

In a soon-to be-published book, Media and Information Studies professor Romayne Smith Fullerton and Duquesne University professor Maggie Jones Patterson take a detailed look at public attitudes to crime and the media through case studies and interviews with journalists around the world about how and why they cover crime the way they do.

Alumna’s debut novel wins Leacock Medal for Humour

Alumna’s debut novel wins Leacock Medal for Humour

Western alumna Heidi Jacobs, MLIS’06, was awarded this year’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for her debut novel ‘Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear.’

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

The potential to improve our emotional traits and skills through apps appears limitless. While there is nothing wrong with pursuing a more fulfilling emotional life, there is a danger in being blinded by the quest for happiness.

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

Western-led research to aid humanity in its resilience and recovery efforts during the current and future disease outbreaks got a recent boost thanks to university backing of 13 projects, Research Western announced this week.

Course explores pandemic info flow in real time

Course explores pandemic info flow in real time

Master of Library and Information Science students will examine the role information plays during disasters and pandemics, all within a summer course taking place during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Project brings arts, artists home for kids

Project brings arts, artists home for kids

With demands for online educational resources at an all-time high, organizers of a new interactive project see the time as right to introduce Ontario students to London’s art treasures.

Students embrace MMJC summer internships shift

Students embrace MMJC summer internships shift

Faculty and staff of the Master of Media in Journalism and Communication (MMJC) program developed an entirely new internal summer internship program for students as the COVID-19 pandemic started canceling or postponing external opportunities.

Western researchers earn SSHRC Insight Grants

Western researchers earn SSHRC Insight Grants

Twenty Western researchers across six faculties received more than $2.7 million in Insight Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the funding agency announced this week.

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

A pair of Western scholars – Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid – have been honoured with Distinguished University Professorships.

Times testing fractured media landscape

Times testing fractured media landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to test a fractured media environment’s ability to balance speed, accuracy and consistency – all in real time with lives on the line. It is a test, according to Western experts, for traditionalists and techies, alike.

Social media has positive possibilities in pandemic

Social media has positive possibilities in pandemic

While verifying the accuracy of information remains a concern, one Western researcher is stressing how social media is also uniquely positioned to help us cope with such a massive, complex issue.