Kim Kierans

Inglis Professor

Kim Kierans Kim Kierans

BA (Vind), MA (Saint Mary's University)

Kim Kierans (DCL hon) is a Senior Fellow and Resident at Massey College at the University of Toronto where she is executive producer of “The JCR: A Massey Podcast” and conducts communication workshops for graduate students.

Kierans is vice-chairperson of the federal Independent Advisory Board on Eligibility for Journalism Tax Measures. She is writing a history of public service journalism through the lens of the awards.

She is former King’s vice-president (2010-2017) and director of the School of Journalism (2003-2010).

She joined the school of journalism in 1997 after 30 years working for newspapers and the C.B.C. as a reporter, news editor, associate producer and presenter. Over her 24 years she taught broadcast, research, media law and ethics and other courses in the Bachelor of Journalism Honours and post-graduate program and the Master of Journalism.

She was visiting professor in the Communication Department at the Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University for 15 years where she developed online and blended courses and taught in the MJ program. She has conducted training in Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Russia. She is co-author of Asia’s Media Innovators Vol.2 (2010) and co-editor of The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking (2010).

She has an honours degree in classics from King’s/Dalhousie and a MA in Atlantic Canada Studies from St. Mary’s University. Her research interests include community media, concentration of media ownership and the pedagogy of online learning.

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